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Admission to the Honors Program is selective and competitive. Great care is taken to admit the best-qualified applicants.
Eligibility for Admission to the Honors ProgramFirst year students, sophomore-level and above students, and transfer students are eligible for admittance in the Honors Program upon review and approval by the Director of the Honors Program and the Honors Faculty Council.
A first-year student is eligible to apply to the Honors Program if the student meets at least two of the following criteria:
A current USC Upstate sophomore or junior is eligible to apply to the Honors Program if the student meets the following criteria:
A transfer student is eligible to apply to the Honors Program if the student meets the following criteria:
Students apply for the Honors Program by submitting the following:
Students who have not been admitted to the Honors Program but have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 may participate in honors courses with the permission of the Director of the Honors Program in consultation with the faculty member teaching the honors course.
Honors Credits from Other InstitutionsUp to 9 credit hours or three courses from other National Collegiate Honors Council institutions may be accepted for honors credit into the USC Upstate Honors Program. These courses must be compatible with the USC Upstate Honors Program. A syllabus or complete description of courses offered for acceptance into the program may be required for review by the Director of the Honors Program. All credits must be approved by the Director of the Honors Program.
To complete the Honors Program, honors students must earn a USC Upstate degree, satisfy all major and Honors Program requirements, and remain in good standing throughout their college careers. Honors students must:
To graduate from the Honors Program, honors students must:
Additional InformationHonors Program Application
Faculty ApplicationsPropose an Honors Course
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