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  • Locations: Columbia, SC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.75
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham Click here for a definition of this term US State: South Carolina - SC
Click here for a definition of this term NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan B
Program Description:

University of South CarolinaUniversity of South Carolina - Columbia

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. USC-Columbia campus has 324 degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. There is never a dull moment at Carolina: sporting events cheering on the Gamecocks in football during the fall or 2010 National Champions in baseball in the spring, playing on the Congaree river, participating in a student group or undergraduate research. Located in the state capital, Columbia, USC is a short drive to both the mountains or the beach! USC has been ranked number one in international business for undergraduates for 13 years and is consistently recognized on the President's Honor Roll for community service!

Campus Location

Located in Columbia, SC and is only an 1.5 hours to the beach and two hours to the mountains. The campus is across the street from the state house and is a fun city to explore.

Helpful Information

The NSE program at USC is more likely to accept students who want to exchange for the full academic year and live on campus. Following that, they prefer fall-only over spring-only exchanges.

Please recognize that is very, VERY, difficult to get business or international business classes, exercise science, or mass communications courses and impossible to get nursing classes.

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Columbia, SC Urban 784,745 31,288 36% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
69% 16% 3% 2% 0% 0% 10%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan B
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on for updated information.

Payment Estimates

These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of South Carolina - Columbia.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • 2.75 GPA
  • USC requires a 2.75 GPA to participate and proof of GPA must be given at NSE placement. USC reserves the right cancel and exchange if 2.75 GPA is not maintained.

Exchange Preferences

  • Full-year exchange preferred
  • Single term exchange fall only
  • Require students who will live on campus

Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)

  • Not available

Non-Native English Speakers

  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, N/A computer or 77 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • No graduate students

Summer Exchange

  • Plan B

International Students (Visa Students)

  • Will not accept