If you have attended another college and come to the conclusion that USC Aiken would be a better fit for you, we welcome you to apply as a transfer student. Transfer students are especially welcome on campus for their fresh perspective, maturity and focus. Here is the information you will need to find out about the possibility of transferring to USC Aiken.
What kind of (transfer) student am I?
Transfer : If you have attended another college level institution and attempted one or more courses, regardless of credit earned, you are a transfer student. If you have attempted less than 30 semester hours of college level work, you must meet both transfer and freshman entrance requirements.
Readmit : If you have missed a major semester (fall or spring) or more at USC Aiken or any other USC campus, you are a readmitting student. If you have attempted work at any other non-USC institution, you will need to submit transcripts from those institutions.
Change of Campus : If you are currently enrolled at another USC campus, you are a change of campus student. Students with less than 30 semester hours of non-developmental coursework must also meet freshman admissions requirements.
Transient Admissions : If you are attending another college or university and would like to enroll at USC Aiken for one regular semester or two summer terms before returning to your college or university, you are a transient student.
Non-Degree Seeking : If you are wishing to take a course(s) for personal enrichment or professional enhancement, you are a non-degree seeking student. Entrance exams, transcripts, and recommendations are generally not required.
Applications and all supporting documents for fall semester must be submitted by July 1 and for spring semester by December 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
What GPA do I need to transfer?
USC Aiken requires at least 30 hours of transferable courses (excluding remedial courses) with a 2.0 or higher GPA on the work transferred for credit. If you have 30 or more transferable college credit hours, we will evaluate you based solely on your college work. If you have less than 30 hours, we will also need your final high school transcript and test scores and you will need to meet freshman requirements in addition to having a 2.0 on transferable coursework.
What if I attended USC Aiken previously and then went to another college?
You must meet transfer requirements for the non-USC Aiken work and complete a re-admit application. You will be evaluated first on your transfer work and then subsequently on your USC Aiken work. If your USC Aiken work is below requirements, you may be able to petition for readmission.
What if I want to transfer from another University of South Carolina campus?
There are certain specific steps you’ll need to take and a special application to complete. Do not submit a transfer or readmit application, but indicate Change of Campus on the application for admission.