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The University of South Carolina Upstate strives to change the way students think about their education and future. We know that guidance counselors play a vital role in helping students choose their future academic endeavors. Therefore, we have provided the following links to facilitate your efforts in assisting students.

Request a site visit to your school by a USC Upstate Representative
USC Upstate is excited to announce the availability of in-classroom presentations on a variety of topics. Complete this form to request a visit to your school.

Request additional literature
If you are a high school guidance counselor or administrator and need information packets for your school, please complete this form

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  • The USC Upstate Junior Scholars program recognizes some of the best high school juniors in South Carolina. Guidance counselors from all South Carolina high schools are encouraged to nominate five of their best junior students based on outstanding academic and extracurricular criteria.

    By meeting the requirements for the USC Upstate Junior Scholars program, students are considered an excellent candidate for admission to our freshman class. As a junior scholar, students will automatically be considered for USC Upstate’s academic scholarships and will have their $45 freshman application fee waived. Students should meet the following requirements:

    Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Ranked in the top 25% of their class

    Junior Scholar Nomination Form
    Guidance counselors, please complete the online nomination form by April 1, 2024.

    Junior Scholars Ceremony
    A ceremony to welcome new Junior Scholars will take place during the Open House program on Saturday, April 27, 2024 under the tent at the G.B. Hodge Center. After the ceremony, attendees will have the option to have lunch on USC Upstate’s campus and participate in a full campus tour.

  • For information regarding an applicant from your school, please contact:

    Alicia McCourry
    : last names beginning A – E
    Tara Bradley: last names beginning with F – K 
    Bronwyn Cole: last names beginning L – R
    Jennifer Easler: last names beginning with S – Z   

    Alicia McCourry: last names beginning A – E
    Tara Bradley: last names beginning with F – K 
    Bronwyn Cole: last names beginning L – R
    Jennifer Easler: last names beginning with S – Z

    Have more questions? Ask an Admissions Staff Member!

    Additional Literature
    If you are a high school guidance counselor or administrator and need information packets for your school, please complete this form and we will send the packets to you promptly.

  • Campus Visits
    There is no better way to get to know USC Upstate than by visiting our campus. Explore our buildings, talk to current students, meet a faculty member and get a feel for what it is like to attend school here. Learn more about campus visits here.

    Group Tours
    If you would like to bring a group for a campus tour, please complete this form.

    Individual Tours
    Admissions counselors are available to meet with prospective students and give campus tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout most of year. (May 1 – August 30, Friday Tours are only at 9 a.m.) Call the Office of Admissions at 864-503-5246, or 1-800-277-8727 to schedule an appointment.

    Transfer Tuesday
    We know that the top priority for most transfer students is a highly respected academic program and setting. At USC Upstate, that’s exactly what you’ll find.
    Transfer Tuesdays are designed for transfer students to meet individually with admissions, financial aid, and advisement staff so that they can help with all of the details to make your transition to USC Upstate a smooth and seamless process.*

    Explore all the options available to you at USC Upstate. We offer options for flexible scheduling, evening and online courses. Dates are available at our main campus in Spartanburg and at our Greenville campus. We hope to see you at a Transfer Tuesday soon!

    *Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their academic transcripts for review of transfer credit.

    Fabulous Friday
    Students can spend a Friday away from high school or with their friends or parents discovering what college is really like. Fabulous Friday is a fun, no-forms, no-stress environment and the best way to find out all of the unique features that set USC Upstate apart from other schools. More information about Fabulous Friday.

    Open House
    Designed to give students an in-depth, first-hand look at USC Upstate, Open House is a great opportunity to take a Saturday to tour campus facilities and find out about degree programs and student life options. Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current students, faculty, staff and administrators and have lunch with other prospective students. It is a one-day overview of everything USC Upstate has to offer and a great way to decide if we are the right university for you. More information about USC Upstate Open Houses

  • Upstate Fast Facts
    Student/Faculty ratio: 18 to 1 
    Average Class Size: 25 
    Student Organizations: More than 90 
    Total Enrollment: Nearly 5,000 
    Number of undergraduate programs: 43   
    Number of graduate programs: 5 
    Athletics: NCAA Division I, Big South Conference 
    Campus: About 330 acres