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USC: Continuing Education and Conferences

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Applications for USC Academic Youth Programs

Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series




Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series applications will be available starting January 4, 2016 on this website! Acceptance is considered selective, and enrollment in each course is limited – so apply early! Applications will continue to be accepted until the course if full or closed.




Applications and Acceptance

  • Complete the online registration form and you will be able to submit your deposit, report card/official transcript, and course selection online at the same time.
  • Returning students may apply online but must provide an updated report card/official transcript along with the application.
  •  If you prefer not to register online, complete the paper application and return it with the required deposit.
  • At this time, you may opt to pay either the deposit fee or the complete amount due. Your application will not be reviewed until the complete application has been received including the deposit fee and report card/transcript has been received.
  • Participants will be placed on a first-come, first served basis in the selected course. CMS courses are quite popular and fill quickly.
  • Waitlist: Applicants who cannot be placed in the selected course will be placed on a waiting list. Applicants will be notified of waitlist status and when a course becomes available. The application fee is refundable if the student does not get in to the class.
  • Upon acceptance, additional information about the CMS course including additional paperwork to complete will be sent by email within five business days. Please notify our office if you haven't recevied the forms.
  • If student is unable to attend, CMS program must be notified immediately by email.
  • All CMS participants must be covered by health insurance.



Program Types:


  • Residential
    • $975.00 per course (plus any additional lab fees)
    • $75.00 Early Bird Discount Available (Register by April 30, 2016)
    • Check-in Sunday 3 - 4:15pm, required orientation 4:30 pm, check-out Friday 2:00 pm. 
      Includes all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner; Afternoon and evening program activities.
  • Commuter (Day only)
    • $575.00 per course (plus any additional lab fees)
    • $50.00 Early Bird Discount Available(Register by April 30, 2016)
    • Check-in Sunday 3 - 4:15pm, required orientation 4:30pm. Daily Check-in Monday - Friday at 8:00am and checkout at 4:30pm. Friday check-out at 2 pm. Includes Lunch and Afternoon Activities.
  • Commuter PLUS
    • $665.00 per course (plus any additional lab fees)
    • $50.00 Early Early Bird Discount Available (Register by April 30, 2016)
    • Check-in Sunday 3 - 4:15pm, required orientation 4:30pm. Daily Check-in Monday - Friday at 8:00am and Monday - Thursday check-out at 8 - 9:30pm. Friday check-out at 2:00 p.m. Includes Lunch and Dinner; Afternoon and evening program activities.


Payment and Submission Options


If you are paying your deposit by credit card you may either pay online, by fax or mail application; those paying by check or money order must mail applications.


Check, Money Order or Credit Card
Credit Card Only

Continuing Education and Conferences
University of South Carolina
1600 Hampton Street, Suite 403
Columbia , SC 29208






The following discounts are gladly extended to members of the University & Community.


Discount Type Discount Notes and Requirements Discount Amount: Promo Codes:
Early Bird Discount


Early applications received online or postmarked by April 30, 2016 will receive the early bird discount rate.


$75.00 Residential  


$50.00 Commuter or Commuter Plus

No Promo Code necessary when registering.


Discount will be taken off automatically until April 30, 2016.

USC Faculty & Staff
Current University faculty and staff, and their immediate family members are eligible
10 %


MyCarolina (USC) Alumni Association Members
Current members of the Carolina Alumni Association (Any USC Campus)
10 %



CMS Alum
Graduates of the Carolina Master Scholars program are entitled to a discount. These students took 3 or more CMS Summer courses before summer 2013.  
10 %




Members of the US Military
Active duty, Retired, Reserve, and members of their immediate family.
10 %





 Important Information to know when using a promo:


  • If registering online, enter the desired promo code during the checkout payment process.
  • If registering by paper application, write the promo code on page 4 under the section: “Course Registration & Financial Worksheet.”
  • Early Bird Discount can only be combined with ONE of the following discounts: USC Alumni, USC Faculty & Staff,  CMS Alum, or Military.
  • Once Early Bird Discount ends on April 30, 2016, you may only apply/use ONE of the above listed discounts.
  • Promo code must be used at time of submitting an application. A refund will not be given for promo codes not supplied during the application process.
  • Verification may be required at any time prior to or during the course for which the discount is applied.  Those individuals who are unable to provide verification may be asked to pay the balance due OR will be removed from the program without refund, substitution, or  re-admittance, in compliance with the University's Academic Integrity policies.
  • The user of any of the above promotions and discounts expressly agree to the terms set forth above.



Applications may be submitted any time after January 4, 2016 and will continue to be accepted until a course if full or closed. An early bird discount will be offered to those who submit applications, along with the $200 nonrefundable deposit no later than April 30, 2016. Please note that courses are likely to reach maximum enrollment prior to the early bird deadline. Applications must be postmarked at least 21 days in advance of the start date for course(s) to which you apply; however, as enrollment is limited for each course, we recommend you submit your application online and early to increase your likelihood for acceptance.



Application, Deposit, and course fees are nonrefundable. Course fees are refunded only if the course is not offered by the University of South Carolina or if the applicant is not accepted. If full course payment is not received by May 22, 2016, the studentís space in the class will be released, and any prior payments will be forfeited. Balance of course fees are non-refundable, but payment may be transferred to an alternate CMS Adventures Series course. No transfers will be made less than 30 days prior to the start of each course. Please send such transfer requests in writing to: CMS Adventures Series, University of South Carolina Continuing Education and Conferences, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 403, Columbia, SC 29208. The liability of University of South Carolina is limited to the registration fee, and the University will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants or their families, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits. The University of South Carolina reserves the right to cancel and refund all registration fees for any course due to circumstances beyond our control, including insufficient enrollment.

Reminder: Due to selectivity of admission and limited class enrollments, early applications are strongly encouraged, and priority for available slots is partly based on application date. Applications are considered incomplete until the application, transcript and deposit are all received.


For more information on becoming a Carolina Master Scholar, please call USC Continuing Education and Conferences at 803-777-9444, send an email to


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