Admissions Programs


Accelerated College Education (ACE)

Dual/Concurrent enrollment at USC Aiken provides high achieving local high school students with the opportunity to take college courses that will enhance their senior year experience while experiencing the challenges of a collegiate classroom setting.

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First PACE

The First Pace Program: Promoting Academic Excellence program at USC Aiken is designed to help first-year students develop or improve their academic skills, while providing opportunities to get connected to the university and develop relationships with other students, faculty, and staff.

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Pacer Pathway

The Pacer Pathway Program is an exciting new invitation-only, one year residential program offered jointly by the University of South Carolina Aiken and University of South Carolina Union. The Pathway provides first-time college students with structure and comprehensive support from both institutions; it offers affordability, access, academic support, and the eventual opportunity to enroll at USC Aiken. 

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