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USC: Continuing Education and Conferences

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2013 Summer Pre-University Programs Held at the
University of South Carolina


The University of South Carolina, the Palmetto State’s flagship university, offers a diverse array of pre-University programs that will help you make the most of your summer. Take a look at our 2013 offerings, and sign up this year for a summer of learning and fun.

When you enroll in one of our summer academic programs, you might qualify for an early-bird discount or a full or partial scholarship. Use this guide to select an enriching program, and then visit to sign up. These courses are only available in June, July, and August, so don’t miss this limited engagement. Make plans to join us at Carolina, where learning and fun meet.






For more information, please use the links below.



Carolina Master Scholars


This summer, outstanding students like you are discovering the power to amaze. Challenge yourself like never before with the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series.
Learn from top University of South Carolina faculty and research professors as you practice law and order, author an anthology, or build your own robot. These adventures will maximize your learning experience by enriching you physically, mentally, and socially.  Submit your application by April 30, 2013, to qualify for the early-bird rate. You must be academically talented to be eligible for enrollment. Classes are limited to 20 students unless otherwise noted.

View Carolina Master Scholars Courses

Price: $575 - $975 dependent upon program type and application date.  A laboratory fee may be charged for certain courses. 
Type: Residential or commuter
Contact: Continuing Education and Conferences
Phone: 803-777-9444
Fax: 803-777-2663



University Test Prep
SAT/ACT Summer Test Prep Institute


University Test Prep provides thorough preparation for high stakes undergraduate admissions exams. The Institute provides 20 hours of on-campus classroom learning and is led by a professional test prep instructor. The Institute also offers comprehensive review opportunities through additional interactive online review sessions. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is included.


Courses are offered at USC-Columbia Campus, USC-Aiken Campus, USC-Sumter Campus, USC-Beaufort at Bluffton Gateway Campus; and USC-Lancaster on these dates:

USC Columbia: June 24-27; July 22-25; and July 29-August 1st
USC Sumter: July 22-25
USC Beaufort at Bluffton Gateway Campus: Aug. 5 - 8, 2013
USC Aiken: July 29 - Aug. 1,2013
USC Lancaster: Aug. 5 - 8, 2013


Price: $499.00

Rising: 9th–12th graders
Type: Commuter
Additional fees for parking may apply


Contact: Continuing Education and Conferences
Phone: 803-777-9444
Fax: 803-777-2663



Fashion Camp


Fashion Camp is a week of inspirational, educational, creative fashion fun with industry professionals, designers and local fashionistas. Headed up by British fashion designer, Louise Hudson, itís a brand new Summer Camp for the University of South Carolina


June 10 – 14, 2013 – Ages 10-18 with no sewing machine experience
Type: Commuter

Contact: Louise Hudson
Web: To apply for this program, please visit: and view additional information.


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Programs with Special Requirements

Students who participate in the summer programs listed below have already been selected through nominations, invitations, and/or auditions. Position yourself for selection by visiting the Web sites listed below each program.


Partners for Minorities In Engineering and Computer Science

This partnership between educators and businesses provides gifted minority students with cultural and academic activities and role models in engineering and computer science.  Through a series of technical workshops, students are exposed to the sciences, which helps enhance their academic skills.  Rising high-school freshmen spend four days and three nights on the University of South Carolina campus, and sophomores, juniors, and seniors(10th – 12th) spend six days and five nights on campus.  College of Engineering and Computing personnel assist with the workshops.

June 23 – 28, 2013
Ages: Rising 9th–12th graders
Type: Residential
Contact: Mr. Wilie J. Morgan  803-960-3327


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Southeastern Piano Festival

Aspiring pianists in grades 8 through 12 receive daily private lessons with University of South Carolina School of Music piano faculty, attend evening concerts performed by internationally renowned concert pianists, participate in master classes with guest artists, and perform in a professional concert setting. The festival culminates with the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competitions, whose top three winners will perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic in the following season.

June 9 – 15, 2013
Ages: 8th–12th graders
Type: Residential
Contact: Dr. Marina Lomazov, Artistic Director
Web: To apply for this program, please visit: to download an application and view additional information.


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