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Non-Degree Students

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A student who wishes to attend USCB for one semester or on a limited basis as a special or transient student can be classified as a non-degree seeking student. Non-degree status limits students to 30 credit hours and does not guarantee future enrollment at USCB. Applicants who have been officially denied admission as degree-seeking students are not eligible for admission as non-degree students.

Students classified under this status are not eligible for any type of financial aid. Courses completed as a provisional student carry full University credit; however, none of the hours are applicable to a degree.

Types of Non-Degree Enrollment

 Timeline & Application Process

Fall Semester Application Deadline– August 1

  • All application materials must be received by the close of business on the posted deadline date - not the postmark date.
  • Fall applicants should respond by May 1 to guarantee a place in the entering class.

Spring Semester- Late November 

Summer Semester- Late April- May

 

Non-Degree

Applicants who are not interested in earning a degree at USCB. Courses taken for professional development or prerequisites for another program not offered by USCB are limited to 30 hours in this category. Non-degree students must meet the prerequisite requirements for the classes they are interested in taking.

Applicants must submit: 

Mail all admissions documents to the address listed below:

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

 

Concurrent/Dual Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment is a program offered by the University of South Carolina Beaufort to high school juniors and seniors. It provides an opportunity for students who are capable of meeting an increased challenge to earn college credit by taking courses offered by the university while still enrolled in high school.

Concurrent applicants must submit: 

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Approval from high school principal or guidance counselor (counselor's information section on the application)
  • Entrance exam scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)

Mail all admissions documents to the address listed below:

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

 

Senior Citizen Admission

Senior Citizens age 60 and older that are South Carolina residents are entitled to enroll on a space-available basis without the required payment of tuition. Senior citizens are required to pay all other applicable fees. Senior citizens may apply as undergraduate students or as non-degree seeking students and request a waiver of tuition; however, senior citizens who wish to receive the tuition waiver benefit must wait until the third day of classes to register. If a senior-citizen wishes to guarantee a seat in a class, s/he should enroll prior to the first day of the semester and pay all tuition and fees. Refunds will not be allowed should space still be available on the third day of class.

The admission and advising processes can be completed in advance of registration and submitted to the appropriate office.

Senior Citizen Admission and Registration Process

Senior Citizens applicants must submit:

Mail all admissions documents to the address listed below:

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

 

Transient Students

Transient students who wish to take a course at USCB and then return to their home institution. A transient student must have permission to take USCB classes as authorized by the Registrar or advisor at the home institution. The student should be planning to return to the home institution to complete coursework for a degree. Transient students are responsible to USCB for tuition payment. Students who are attempting to transfer financial aid from their home institution to USCB are responsible for initiating the process with their home Financial Aid Office.

Transient applicants must submit:

Mail all admissions documents to the address listed below:

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

 

 

 

Contact the Admissions Office

If you have any general questions that you can't find the answer to on our website, please contact us.

Phone (843) 208-8055
Fax (843) 208-8290
Email admissions@uscb.edu

Mailing Address:

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