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Transfer Student

Take Your Academic Journey to the Next Level

What our Transfer Students are Saying

Your college journey is unlike any other, and it’s one of the most important experiences of your life. You owe it to yourself to make sure it’s the best path for you and your goals. Every year, college students from across the country discover their new path at USC Upstate. Transfer students bring unique perspectives, help shape our vibrant culture, and are guided personally through the entire transfer process.

A Simple and Supportive Process

Applying for college can be intimidating for any new student. Our experienced, supportive admissions counselors will be there for you every step of the way to answer any questions you have.

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Tuition and Aid

Reach for the stars.
We’ll help you get there.

We’ll help you find available grants, scholarships, and financial aid that meets your needs.

Requirements for Admission

Transfer applicants must be in academic good standing and eligible to return to the institution last attended. Therefore, applicants who are on academic suspension or dismissal from the institution last attended are not eligible for admission to USC Upstate.

To be considered for admission, transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 GPA scale) in all previous college-level course work. 

Apply for Admission

The initial online application makes it a simple process. After applying and submitting the $45 non-refundable application fee, make sure to check the status of your application and keep up to date on the enrollment checklist to stay on track.

Join us for Orientation

As an admitted transfer student, you’ll need to register for one of our Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) dates. Orientation is an excellent chance for you to be introduced to the USC Upstate experience and get a feel for what reaching greater heights as a part of our community is all about.

How Your Credits Transfer

We have transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities, which simplifies and streamlines the process for determining which credits you’ve already earned will transfer here. Our experienced advisors will work with you individually every step of the way to map out your graduation plan.

Furthermore, under the Comprehensive Transfer of Credit, we will meet the general education hour requirements for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science graduates from regionally accredited technical colleges. Students without a completed degree will continue to be eligible for course-by-course transfer.  

Scholarships for Transfer Students

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  • $1,000 or $2,000 annual scholarships for entering transfer students
  • Earned 60 semester hours of transferable credit from a two-year or technical college OR an Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degree from an accredited college
  • $2,000 for minimum GPA of 3.50; $1,000 for minimum GPA of 3.0

Important Resources