Upstate Direct Connect

  • USC Upstate Direct Connect LogoUpstate Direct Connect is an exclusive opportunity for two-year colleges partnering with the University of South Carolina Upstate. Any student who graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or selected Associate in Applied Science degree from SCC is guaranteed admission to the University of South Carolina Upstate. See more details on USC Upstate website.

    Eligible Upstate Direct Connect Programs at SCC:

    • Associate of Science
    • Associate in Applied Science - Electronic Engineering Technology
    • Associate in Applied Science Nursing
    • Associate of Arts

    Students planning to transfer into the following majors will be guided into specific elective tracks:

    Business
    Biology/Chemistry
    Computer Science/ Information Systems
    Criminal Justice
    Digital Design (Art Studio - emphasis in Graphic Design)
    Education
    Engineering Technology Management
    English
    Fine Arts/ Communication Studies
    History
    Information Management & Systems
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Mathematics
    Political Science
    Psychology/Sociology
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Spanish

     

    The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science students are able to transfer to select USC Upstate programs.

    How Do I Get Started?

    You can indicate your desire to join Upstate Direct Connect at any time during your two-year college career by contacting either the SCC Admissions Center (Dan L. Terhune Building, office 118; email admissions@sccsc.edu) or SCC Academic Advising Center (P. Dan Hull Building, office E-1; email advisingcenter@sccsc.edu) to request the Upstate Direct Connect Application/Agreement. If you are a new two-year college student:

    • Submit an application for admission to SCC and request the Upstate Direct Connect Application/Agreement.
    • Complete SCC admissions requirements for acceptance into one of the eligible Upstate Direct Connect programs
    • Complete the Upstate Direct Connect Application/Agreement and submit the form to Yolanda Simuel in the SCC Admissions Center located in Dan L. Terhune Building on SCC's central campus.
    • Meet with your SCC academic advisor to register for classes.
    • Meet with your SCC academic advisor at regular intervals to maintain an appropriate academic plan. When you have completed:
      - 45 hours: meet with your SCC and USC Upstate faculty advisors and confirm status with USC Upstate.
    • Submit an electronic application for admission during the term in which you will complete 45 hours at SCC.
    • Apply for graduation from SCC by the published deadline in the term you will complete your requirements.
    • Verify your acceptance to USC Upstate.

    There are many reasons to join as soon as you decide a bachelor s degree is your goal. As a member of Upstate Direct Connect, you will have:

    Guaranteed entrance to USC Upstate

    Students graduating with AA, AS or select AAS degrees are guaranteed admission to USC Upstate.

    Minimum 2.0 GPA required

    Accelerated admissions to USC Upstate

    Provides smooth transition through the USC Upstate process including orientation, transcripts, advising, and financial aid.

    Enhanced academic advising

    Students receive comprehensive on-site advising from both SCC and USC Upstate advisors.

    Priority registration at USC Upstate

    You will be able to register for classes before many other new students.

    Additional information:

    Students who wish to pursue a career in nursing can complete their Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) at SCC and then transfer to USC Upstate to complete their Bachelor s degree in nursing (BSN).

     Which Student are You -

    1. New College Student

      If you have graduated from high school, or completed your GED, and have never attended college before, start here.

      Non-High School Graduate start here - If you are at least 18 years of age but have not earned a high school diploma or a GED, you may apply for admission to selected industrial technology certificate programs.
    2. High School Student

      If you have graduated from high school, or completed your GED, and have never attended college before, start here.

      If you are still in high school and want to take SCC classes as a dually enrolled student,
      learn more about Early college 

      Non-High School Graduate start here - If you are at least 18 years of age but have not earned a high school diploma or a GED, you may apply for admission to selected industrial technology certificate programs.
    3. Adult Learner

      If you ve been out of school for a while but would like to earn a degree, start a new career, or gain professional development skills, start here.
    4. Transfer or Transient Student

      If you are attending another college but would like to transfer to SCC, start here.

      If you would like to take classes at SCC while you are enrolled at another college, start here.

    5. International Student

      If you would like to attend SCC, but you are not a US citizen, start here.
    6. Returning Student

      If you have taken classes at SCC before and want to re-enroll after not being enrolled for three consecutive semesters, start here.
    7. Military & Veteran

      If you are currently serving, or have served, in the US Military, start here.
    8. Parent

      If you are a parent of a new college student, these resources are for you.
    9. High School Counselor

      Resources for high school counselors, career specialists or facilitators.

     

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