College Profile

University of South Carolina-Union

Union, South Carolina
  • Public
    2 year
  • 473
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 5%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $7,080
    Avg. Financial Aid
USC Union's primary purpose is to provide the first two years of a Liberal Arts university education to traditional and nontraditional students and to confer the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees. Students also have the option to enroll in a four-year multi-disciplinary degree (Bachelor of Liberal Studies). This degree option helps bridge the gap between an Associate's degree and upper-division study in order to better prepare students for life after college. Beginning Fall 2009, students at USC Union will now have a second baccalaureate degree option (Bachelor of Organizational Leadership). The BOL is designed for students who want a degree with an applied workplace leadership focus.
Over 153,500 courses transfer into University of South Carolina-Union
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Total Faculty 12
Full-Time Undergraduate 222
Part-Time Undergraduate 251
Application Acceptance Rate 75%
Transfer Students 25
Programs 4 Programs
Courses 304 Courses
Transfer Agreements 16 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 153,735 incoming Equivalencies
2,922 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $6,284
Out-of-State Tuition $15,158
Books and Supplies $1,600
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 88%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $3,270
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 96%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $3,810
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Transfer students are eligible for scholarships and financial aid at USC Union. Contact Bobby Holcombe at (864) 429-8728 or for detailed information.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    USC Union accepts transfer students for fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    Fall: 56
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    Fall: 55
  • Percentage Accepted:
    Fall: 98%
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    Fall: 55

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    Transfer applicants from regionally accredited colleges and universities are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.00 scale) on all college-level courses attempted. In addition to the general requirements for admission outlined in this section, some departments and colleges within the University set additional requirements that may be higher than the University's minimum standards.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Students must submit complete official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions through the time of application. These must be supplemented by final transcripts that reflect complete academic work prior to beginning classes at the University.
  • SAT Scores:
    If less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of college-level work have been attempted in a regionally accredited college or university, a student must submit complete high-school records, including SAT or ACT scores.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Not required
  • Application Fee:
    Non-refundable $40 application fee.
  • Interview:
    Admissions interviews are not conducted.
  • Other Requirements:
    All applicants for transfer admission must be eligible to return to the last institution attended as a degree-seeking student
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Transfer credits to USCU must be for academic courses completed with grades of C or better from regionally accredited institutions. The number of credits acceptable to the USCU and the number which may apply toward a particular degree may differ.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    A maximum of 76 semester hours from a regionally accredited junior or two-year college may be transferred to the University for degree credit.

Information for Transfer Out Students

  • Number of Transferring:
    A large number of USC Union students go on to successfully complete their degrees at a four-year institution. Many students choose to stay within the USC system, but others transfer their credits to colleges and universities throughout the nation.
  • Transfer Agreements:
    As part of the USC system, USC Union students can move to another USC campus after meeting minimum GPA and hours-earned requirements.
  • Special Programs:
    Contact the Admissions Office today at 1-800-768-5566 to find out more about the simple process of moving to a four-year campus within the USC system!

University of South Carolina-Union

309 East Academy StP.O. Drawer 729
Union, South Carolina 29379
United States
Main Phone:
(864) 429-9872


Transfer Admission Contact:
Terry E. Young
Director of Enrollment Services, Admissions
(864) 429-8728
Transfer Services Contact:
Michael B. Greer
Recruiter, Admissions
(864) 429-8728
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.