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USC: Continuing Education and Conferences

Information for specific audiences:

Pre-University Programs


Important Annoucements


If you have registered for a Pre-University program prior to 05/20/2013, please reference the following:


  • To pay remaining account balances, please send mail-in payments to:
    • Continuing Education and Conferences
    • University of South Carolina
    • 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 403
    • Columbia, SC 29208
  • To login to an exisiting account, please click here to login.
  • If this is your first time registering for a program, please click the Register Online or Register By Mail links below.



Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series: Summer Program



Join us this Summer 2016 (Weeks of June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10): Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, a fun and enriching summer academic youth program held at University of South Carolina. Meet other academically talented students from across the country as you explore future careers.

The Adventure Series program is for academically talented rising 6th through 12th grade students and is specially designed each year to be challenging and rewarding for top students and are offered in a wide variety of subjects. 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.

Summer CMS Courses are open to students in rising 6th-12th grades.


When applying online, please have student's information available including grades/gpa, Duke tip ID number (if applicable), copy of a report card (PDF), and deposit ($200.00 per course). Applications will not be accepted/seats will not be saved in class until all information has been received. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you have paid online and please now that your payment has been submitted until you receive the payment confirmation email. You will receive an additional confirmation email within 5 business day with additional forms to complete, contact our office if you haven't received any additional forms to complete. Classes fill up fast and space is limited.


Applications are now being accepted and Online Registration is open until a class is full or closed. Currently Engineering and Film classes for high school students are full.

 View our Summer 2016 Carolina Master Scholars Courses



New Students: Apply Online


Returning/Already Registered: Apply Here


Mail In/Scholarship: Apply Here



Duke TIP Academic Adventures


University of South Carolina offers Duke TIP Academic Adventures and we invite Duke TIP 5th and 6th grade students to attend Duke TIP Academic Adventures on our beautiful campus in Columbia!  As a Duke TIP scholar, you can take challenging, one-day explorations in engaging concepts. These courses provide hands-on learning experiences in academic topics that might not be available in your local schools. Academic Adventures provide enrichment to students, sharpen their skills, and help students get excited about learning! You’ll get an exciting glimpse into the collegiate experience and have opportunities to interact with similarly motivated students. We’re the only S.C. school that was selected to host this prestigious event.


Courses are open to students in 5th and 6th grades.

Program dates:

Registration is closed for Spring Program Dates: Saturday, February 6 and/or Saturday, April 16, 2016

Online Registration will open in September for Fall courses.

Please check out and register online for our summer youth camp: Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series where we offer week long courses at University of South Carolina Campus.



Registration Opens: 09/01/2016


Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-9444 • Contact Us