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The University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes your application for admission. The following steps will help guide you through the online process. We're also just a phone call or email away should you need any help along the way. Contact us at 864-503-5246 or
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our system can only process one application per person for the same term to Upstate so please do not apply more than once for the same semester. Also, avoid using the Edge browser to complete your online application.
The first step in the online application process is creating a Login ID and six-digit PIN. Keep this information on hand as you will use it to complete the application process (should you need to stop and restart) and to check the status of your application once it has been submitted.
To create your Login ID and PIN, click on the "Admissions First-Time
User" button, located at the bottom of this page.
After you have created your Login ID and PIN, you wil continue on to "Select a
Campus" to which you are applying, "Select an Application
Type," and "Apply for Admissions."Please use the
proper upper and lower case letters when filling out your application (Ex: "John
Smith" not "JOHN SMITH" or "john smith"). Remember, this will serve as part of
your official academic record.
Please complete only ONE application per term per campus. If you need to
make a change on your application, please call the Admissions Office, but do
NOT complete another application.
You will be directed to the online Application Checklist. You may complete the sections in any order, and you can save your information to complete it at a later time by clicking the "Finish Later" button.
When you have completed all sections of your application, click the "Application is Complete" button to submit your application. After you have completed your application, return to the
Application Menu where you will be able to view all of the required credentials
and their status. Your application will not be reviewed until all
items are completed and all credentials are submitted along with the
The Login ID and PIN you created in Step 1 will allow you to return to complete and/or submit your application and view all required credentials (available to view only after completing the Application Checklist). From this screen you will also be able to check the status of your application
(please allow 48 hours for the system to upload your application information). All you will need to do is click on the "Admissions Returning User" button to return to the page where you will enter your Login ID and PIN. This will bring you to the Applications Menu which will display all of your current applications
and credentials along with their current status.
If you are currently enrolled at another USC System campus and wish to change to Upstate, you will need complete the change of campus electronic application. You should click on the admissions first time user icon and complete the change of campus form. There is no
additional application fee required.
If you have applied to another USC system campus and wish to apply to Upstate, you should click on the admissions returning user icon and complete the application for the type of admission you desire. An application fee is required.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?