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High School Dual Enrollment

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Start earning college credit

With USC Upstate’s Dual Enrollment Program, you can start earning college credit while you are still in high school. With the high school dual enrollment program, you’ll earn college credits while still completing your high school diploma. You must have a B average in order to enroll in the program. 

You will need to send us a letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor, and complete and return the registration form.

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  • Print this checklist (PDF) to help guide you through the enrollment process. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions.

    1. Click here to submit your dual enrollment application for admission
    2. Submit permission from high school guidance office and SAT or ACT scores
    3. Submit registration form or contact Admissions
    4. Submit immunization records and a newly-added health history form
    5. Submit Citizenship Verification Information

    Please read this important information.

  • Pursuant to section 59‐101‐430 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended in 2008, the University of South Carolina has adopted a general enrollment policy effective January 1, 2009. To attend a public University in the state, a student must be a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States.

    Students must now provide proof of citizenship before being allowed to enroll in classes at the University.

    This verification process has been adopted to deter and prevent false claims of citizenship by unlawful aliens attempting to evade the eligibility requirements of section 59‐101‐430.

    You must complete the Citizenship Status Verification form and send it, along with proof of citizenship* to a University of South Carolina Upstate Citizenship Verification Office.

    The deadline for submitting these documents is prior to attending orientation or registration.  If the documents are not submitted we will be obliged to place a hold on your registration in order to comply with state law.

    *Proof of Citizenship -One of the following documents can be mailed along with the Citizenship Status Verification form:

    • Copy of your South Carolina driver’s license if you first became a licensed driver in South Carolina after January 1, 2002
    • Certified Birth Certificate indicating that you were born in the United States or a territory of the United States. 
    • Current U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport that has not been expired more than 10 years
    • Certificate of Naturalization ‐‐ USCIS Form (N‐550 or N‐570)
    • U.S. government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • Certificate of Citizenship (N‐560 or N‐561)

    NOTE: If name has changed since birth, you must present all legal documents (i.e., adoption records, marriage certificate, certificate of naturalization, and court ordered name change) supporting all name changes from the name which appears on the document presented as proof of citizenship.

Course Options

Students are responsible for ensuring the selected course will transfer to the college they plan to attend.

  • EDFO U210 Foundations of Education (teacher cadet course)
  • ENGL U101: English Composition I or ENGL U102: English Composition II
  • CSCI U138: Intro to Computer Technology
  • HIST U102: Intro to World History II or HIST U105: History of the United States to 1877 
  • MATH U102: Elementary Statistics
  • MUSC U140: History of American Popular Music
  • PSYC U101: Intro to Psychology
  • SOCY U101: Intro to Sociology

NOTE: If your desired course is not listed above, you must contact our Admissions directly team to discuss course options.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $66 per credit hour. Most courses are three credit hours. 

Course Locations

Courses are available on campus at USC Upstate and on site at Dorman and Byrnes high schools.

Contact Information

Once enrolled, courses require students follow the professors syllabus for attendance and grades. To get started, simply follow the instructions on the Apply Now page to fill out the dual enrollment application for admission. 


High school dual enrollment students can register soon for Virtual Orientation. Stay connected!

Registration for orientation will open soon!

To speak to a Admissions Counselor, call 864-503-5281. 

For more information, contact Donette Stewart