Dual enrollment at USC Aiken provides high achieving local public, private or home-schooled high school students with the opportunity to take college courses that will enhance their high school experience while experiencing the challenges of a collegiate classroom setting. Dual enrollment eases the transition as students leave high school and enter a four-year university setting. Students are exposed to personalized instruction in traditional USC Aiken courses with USC Aiken faculty and students.
USC Aiken strongly encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that are available at their high school in addition to dual enrollment courses at USC Aiken. Combined, high school students will be well prepared for the rigors of a four-year institution.
To qualify for concurrent enrollment, a student must:
- Be in the top 25% of your class and/or have a 3.5+ GPA on the SC UGP
- Have a score of 1020+ on the SAT or PSAT (on Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math sections) or 21+ on ACT/PreACT
- Take a College Prep curriculum in high school
$325 for a 4 semester hour course (plus books)
$175 for a 2 semester hour course (plus books)
$250 for a 3 semester hour course (plus books)
$100 for a 1 semester hour course (plus books)
What courses are available?
Each semester the dual/concurrent Coordinator will provide a listing of suggested courses for dual enrollment students. Courses for the fall semester are available the previous March and courses for the spring semester are available the previous October.
Dual or concurrent enrollment?
Dual enrollment courses allow students to receive both high school and college credit for their efforts. For public school students, he/she will receive AP weighting for the course on the high school transcript.
Concurrent enrollment course allows students to receive only college credit for a course. The school can decide if they would like the dual or concurrent option.
Tuition is the same for either option.
How do I apply for dual enrollment at USC Aiken?
Students can apply online using the “Aiken Non Degree Seeking” application type at www.usca.edu/apply. Students should also print and complete the one-page Application Supplement and submit it to their high school guidance office.
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All admitted students will be required (along with their parents) to attend a special dual enrollment orientation session near the beginning of their first term of enrollment at USC Aiken. Information about orientation will be included in the acceptance letter.
When will I pick my preferred courses?
Students will meet with a USC Aiken representative several months before their intended term. USCA staff will visit local high schools for these conversations. Home-schooled students are welcome to set up an appointment for an on-campus conversation.
USC Aiken is committed to providing the attention (communication, advice, support services) that students need to be successful in the Dual Enrollment Program, both during the application and enrollment periods. For more information, contact:
VacantDual Enrollment Coordinator803-641-3366 or Andrew HendrixDirector of Admissionsandrewh@usca.edu