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International Transfer Students

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A student who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident and has taken a college or university course after graduating from high school or secondary school.

International Transfers Admission Requirements 
Some academic programs at USCB have separate admissions procedures and competitive requirements in addition to admission to the general University. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to an academic program.

  • Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all previous college-level course work. In addition, all applicants must be in good standing and eligible to return to the institution last attended.
  • Students with less than 30 hours of transferable college credit are also subject to the freshman evaluation process.

Mail all admissions documents to:

University of South Carolina Beaufort 
Office of Admissions 
One University Boulevard 
Bluffton, SC 29909


International applicants with college level work completed at a foreign school must have their foreign transcripts evaluated in a course by course format, and submitted with their application. The exceptions to this requirement are foreign schools that have an "Articulation Agreement" with USCB. Contact USCB to check if your foreign school has such an agreement. We will consider an evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The Web address is www.naces.org.  Below is the contact information of two companies that provide evaluations:

Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants, 7101 SW 102 Avenue, Miami, FL 33173, Phone: 305-273-1616, Fax: 305-273-1338, Fax: 305-273-1984 (translations), E-mail: info@jsilny.com/ Web: www.jsilny.com.

World Education Services, Inc., P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Phone: 212-966-6311, Fax: 212-966-6395, E-mail: info@wes.org Web: www.wes.org.

Once your completed original application with a copy of your passport, original bank certification, original transcripts and course by course evaluations have been received and processed, you will be issued a letter of acceptance or denial. If accepted, you will be issued an I-20 form, an immigration document, stating that you have been accepted into a degree program here at the University of South Carolina. Once you receive this I-20 and pay your SEVIS fee, you must apply for a student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. This visa stamp in your passport shows the visa status you will hold while here in the U.S. You are permitted to enter the country within 30 days of the start of your program stated on your I-20.