University requirements place considerably more demands on the intellectual abilities and interest of the student than does high school, but high achievement in high school is an indication of the ability to do well in college. Admission is granted to applicants giving evidence of adequate preparation and ability to pursue successfully tertiary education at South Carolina State University. For the Admission of first-time entering freshmen, major emphasis is place on the successful completion of all required college preparatory courses (as determined by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education), grade point average (GPA), and rank-in-class. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT) score is evaluated in conjunction with the high school scholastic achievement.
The University reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant who, in the judgment of the Admissions Committee or the Director of Admissions, may not benefit from South Carolina State University’s educational program or whose presence or conduct may impact negatively on its program.
The University also reserves the right to look beyond the basic academic credentials to grant admission to applicants, when an applicant possesses special talents and accomplishments that will contribute to the institutional program.