University of South Carolina Early Action for Fall 2022 Admission

University of South Carolina offers Early Action for freshman admissions.

The Early Action (EA) deadline for Fall 2022 admission at University of South Carolina is October 15.

All early action applicants should receive an admissions decision by December 15. For more information visit the University of South Carolina page on College Confidential.

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Does anyone know why the common app for this school is asking for middle school classes and grades? It seems so strange and I have never once seen something like this before.

We found it confusing too. I’m going from memory but the algebra and foreign language seemed to make sense but then it asked about a few classes but didn’t specifically say “in middle school.” Like English 1 if I recall. I honestly am not sure exactly how D22 replied but agree it was weird.

My son is a freshman at UofSC this year and we did not have to do anything like this when he applied last year. I don’t know why middle school grades would matter whatsoever. It is so strange to me.

Does anyone know if the University of South Carolina Columbia superscores?

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Yes, they superscore SAT and ACT


In SC, a lot of 8th grade students take high school credits. We now also have 7th grade taking some including Algebra. Those credits are in the HS GPA and show on the transcript.

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Just applied today through the Common App. All we have to do is set up a portal and see if they got everything right? (they said portal login info should be sent 24 hrs after submitting)

Yes, they will email you the portal info. Good luck!

Early Deadline is today!. Anybody know if it makes a big difference applying now versus applying in early november?

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Yes, it does if you want full consideration for honors or top scholars, but if you are not ready then you are not ready:

  1. For full consideration for general admission, admission to the South Carolina Honors College and the Top Scholars program, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions requires the following items:
    • Submitted general UofSC application by the October 15 early action deadline.
    • Submitted Honors College/Top Scholars application (available as a supplement after you submit your general application). This application requires completion of two essay prompts and one short-answer question.

Does anyone have any sense of the admissions rate for the U of SC Honors College? I know they publish the middle 50% GPA and test scores (which seem really high) and they say class rank is typically 1 to 2% (which again seems super high). I would like to know what % of kids that apply get accepted. thx!

The honors college is competitive with high achieving students getting accepted and those who do not quite have all the stats just missing being accepted. As I have noted SC has a weighted GPA where instate most kids would getting accepted have a 4.5 or higher, not sure of OOS, but unweighted GPA would be close to a 3.8 to 4.0 probably.

But most of those top kids really want the UofSC Top Scholars opportunities with the specialized study abroad programs like in the international business majors. There are interview rounds and they are accepted into programs where they know they are spending a semester or year during their sophomore or Junior year in Peru or Hong Kong, etc…not all of them get those offers or their first choice. These are the top kids going to the top rated High Schools in the country that they are attracting.

All that said, there does seem to be some movement once final decisions are made and some kids enroll at other schools.

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Thx. My son is very interested in the Intl Bus major and I think he would be a decent candidate (1550 SAT, 3.7 UW, 11 AP classes) but who knows.

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Excellent SAT score. Rigor of Hs classes will matter. They definitely want kids with intellectual curiosity and drive. Good luck!

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