Students walking in The Alley in Downtown Aiken

School Counselor Resources

Office of Admissions

Welcome to the USC Aiken school counselor page.

The Office of Admissions enjoys the relationships with school counselors that we have and the new ones that we can begin. We are always looking for new ways to enhance our relationships with all of you, and this webpage is one of them.

Let us know if there is something you would like to see here, that would help your students better by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2019 School Counselor Holiday Business Luncheon

As we enter the holiday season, please join us at USC Aiken for good food, renewal of friendships, and the sharing of information to help you and your students navigate the college admissions process. Plus, we’ll have just a bit of friendly competition!

We're happy to host your entire school counseling staff, so come join us.  Please RSVP for yourself or your team, using the button below.

RSVP for the Holiday Business Luncheon

High School Course Requirements

Students should prepare for the challenges at USC Aiken by taking a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school.  High school course selection, standardized test scores, and an Admissions Index are all used to determine admissibility. 

USC Aiken Admissions Requirements

What Students Need to Apply

  • USC Aiken Application for Admission (Online Preferred)  
  • $45 Application Fee (We do accept SAT/ACT fee waivers.  However, we only waive $25 of the application for admission fee.  A student will have to submit $20 for the application fee)
  • Official High School transcript  
  • Official test score 

USC Aiken Junior Scholars Program

We invite high school counselors to nominate high school juniors for our USC Aiken Junior Scholars Program.  Students nominated to the program receive several benefits including the application for admission fee waived. To be considered, nominees should:  

  • rank in the top 15 percent of their junior class, and  
  • score a minimum of 1100 on the SAT, or 1100 PSAT (critical reading/math) or 21 ACT or PLAN  
  • participate in a college prep curriculum  
  • participate in at least two extracurricular activities

School counselors will need to fill out the USC Aiken Scholars Nomination Form and send it back to USC Aiken Office of Admissions by March 15, 2020.

Group Tours

We welcome group tours of all sizes to USC Aiken.  We tailor each group from high school to 8th grade groups where we will do an admissions presentation, student panel (depends on time of year), walking campus tour and lunch in our dining hall. 

Schedule a Group Tour

The Admissions staff at the University of South Carolina Aiken understands that the college selection process can be overwhelming. Our staff is dedicated and prepared to help you with information about the University and our admissions process.

Your enrollment counselor is your personal contact at USC Aiken. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact him/her.

Find Your Enrollment Counselor

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