Student Eligibility and Expectations
Students must meet the following requirements to go be approved to participate in a domestic study away course at USC:
- Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at USC-Columbia
- Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA the semester prior to the course
- Must be in good standing academically, personally and financially (e.g., no conduct/disciplinary/ academic integrity issues)
- Must be enrolled in the course and have instructor permission
- Is responsible for paying for all costs associated with the travel component, in addition to tuition already paid to USC at the start of each semester.
- Must complete a pre-departure orientation
In addition, there may be pre-requisites or additional eligibility requirements put in place by the faculty member leading the course. Please check with that faculty member or the Office of Student Engagement.
While participating in a Domestic Study Away Course, students are expected to:
- Uphold all city, state and federal laws
- Uphold the requirements of the course syllabus
- Uphold the Carolina Community
- Live up to the standards of the Carolinian Creed
If a student runs into trouble while participating in the domestic travel portion of the course, they can still be held accountable for their actions when returning to the USC campus.
The community of scholars at the University of South Carolina is dedicated to personal and academic excellence.
Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior.
As a Carolinian...
I will practice personal and academic integrity;
I will respect the dignity of all persons;
I will respect the rights and property of others;
I will discourage bigotry, while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas and opinions;
I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and their need for conditions which support their work and development.
Allegiance to these ideals requires each Carolinian to refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect every individual deserves.