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“At USC Salkehatchie, you are a person. You matter.”
- Jermale Paige
We’re a Family
Whether you’re from a big city or a small town, at USC Salkehatchie you’re at home. We’re proud of our welcoming, family atmosphere. Small class sizes combined with outstanding, caring faculty and staff provide the perfect environment for success. USC Salkehatchie is centrally located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with campuses in Allendale and in the historic district of Walterboro. The untouched nature of the Salkehatchie region provides students unique opportunities for research and recreation.
USC Salkehatchie is the University of South Carolina.
USC Salkehatchie is a regional campus of the University of South Carolina. Our students receive the same quality education as students on the Columbia campus, but at a more affordable price.
USC Salkehatchie offers associate degrees and bachelorâ€™s degrees taught by faculty who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, research and scholarship. Students may also choose to start their college careers at Salkehatchie and transfer to any institution.
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an incredible value. tuition $94,000 97% AWARDED annually
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yearly tuition, room and board at a 4-year college Attend USC Salkehatchie to earn the core requirements and save your money for the first two years. Not only will you save money on tuition, but you will save money on housing and meal plans.
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I chose Salkehatchie because the The class sizes are small, so you can have more hands-on learning experiences. You will only find the most dedicated faculty and staff members at Salkehatchie. Every professor goes out of his way to help
each student reach his potential.
At Salk you’ll find everywhere you go. Everyone always smiles and waves. It may not seem like a lot, but when you’re having a bad day and a random person smiles and waves at you and you do the same, it’s crazy how your day can change.
I am so fortunate to be where I am today. I couldn’t
have done it without Salkehatchie. The life-
long friends I made during my time at Salk will never be forgotten.
talking The small class sizes made the adjustment to college and moving from home easier. The student body, staff and community support and love Salk’s athletic teams!
USC Salkehatchie was the best fit for me out of high school from the classes to the field. I made friends from all over the world. My teammates turned into my family. ERIC WEHRMANN
start here. Admission STEP 1
• Schedule a campus visit • Apply for admission at http:// uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu/home/ admissions • Submit the $40 application fee. • Send your high school and college transcripts for evaluation • Submit official SAT or ACT scores directly from the testing agency
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• Complete immunization and citizenship forms • Begin checking your student e-mail • Attend orientation • Meet with an advisor to set up your class schedule • Set up an account at my.sc.edu • Pay tuition and fees at my.sc. edu • Sign up for direct deposit • Get your Carolina Card • Purchase your textbooks • Review the student handbook
USC Salkehatchie is much more than a fine place to learn. It’s also a wonderful place to make friends and experience other aspects of college life, like sports. USC Salkehatchie competes in five sports through Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Many athletes choose to start their college careers at USC Salkehatchie. Over 175 Salkehatchie athletes have continued their athletic careers at four-year colleges. Six Salkehatchie baseball players have been drafted by the pros.
USC SALKEHATCHIE BASEBALL The USC Salkehatchie baseball field is located in the athletic complex on the West Campus. Fall practice begins at the end of August. While there is an abbreviated fall game schedule, the official baseball season begins in February of each year. For more information, contact Coach Bubba Dorman at 1-800-922-5500, ext. 143 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USC SALKEHATCHIE SOFTBALL The USC Salkehatchie softball field is located in the athletic complex on the West Campus. Fall practice begins at the end of August, and the official softball season begins in the spring. For more information, contact Coach Kenneth Bellamy at 1-800-922-5500, ext. 255 or at email@example.com.
USC SALKEHATCHIE SOCCER The USC Salkehatchie men’s and women’s soccer field is located in the athletic complex on the West Campus. Soccer practice and seasons for both men and women begin in August. For more information, contact Coach Bill Glass at 1-800922-5500, ext. 156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USC SALKEHATCHIE MEN’S BASKETBALL The USC Salkehatchie men’s basketball team plays in the gym on the East Campus. The season begins in November. For more information, contact Coach Corey Hendren at 843-549-6314, ext. 316 or at email@example.com.
Growing Our Own Nurses At USC Salkehatchie we strive for excellence and work extremely hard to educate and support our students. The nursing program at USC Salkehatchie, competitive and rigorous, has been an asset for many students seeking a medical career, allowing them to obtain a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Nursing in their own community. The Class of 2013 met Salkehatchieâ€™s high expectations with 100% passing the National Licensure Exam (NCLEX).
Our Faculty Facilitates Success
At Salkehatchie, we take pride in creating and sustaining a family atmosphere while fulfilling our responsibilities to the students and communities we serve. We challenge our students academically by setting high goals and providing a caring environment that supports their academic achievement.
Our faculty members are highly qualified and on par with faculty found at larger universities. Their degrees represent 85 institutions, among which are many of the most well-respected colleges and universities in the world.
Our faculty also conducts research and pursues grant funding for those research efforts. Often faculty research provides opportunities for student research experiences. Publications by current faculty have been featured in diverse journals related to their fields of study including juvenile justice, history, mathematical theories and human and animal bio-rhythms.
salkehatchie scholarships USC Salkehatchie values academic achievement and attracts some of the brightest students from our region to the campus each year. Students considering USC Salkehatchie are encouraged to complete a Salkehatchie scholarship application. Because Salkehatchie scholarships are competitive, not all students who apply will be selected. An application can be obtained online or by contacting the financial aid office. To be eligible for consideration, students must • have earned at least a 3.0 high school GPA • submit a complete application including 3 letters of recommendation • meet other basic eligibility requirements The deadline to apply is February 15. Scholarships are awarded annually. Recipients should reapply each year if they wish to be considered after their initial awards.
experience success USC Salkehatchie has a proud history of preparing students for future college work and a successful life post-college. The list below includes just a few.
Notable Alumni Paula Harper Bethea
former chair of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of America; 2006 S.C. Chamber Business Leader of the Year
president of the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance; former Barnwell County Councilman
Rita Bragg Cullum
graduate of USC School of Law; shareholder at law firm of Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims Ashley
director of public relations at Palmetto Health Foundation
president of Ellis Realty and Insurance Agency
H. Woodrow “Woody” Gooding
Allendale County attorney
Henri Mae Grant
Allendale County Auditor and small business owner
former Colleton County Auditor; works with the S.C. Department of Revenue
professional scout for the Atlanta Braves organization
agent in charge in Colleton County for the S.C. Department of Probation and Parole
director of the Barnwell County Museum
Walter “Wally” Pangalangan owner of Walterboro Physical Therapy Works
drafted in 2009 by the Cincinnati Reds MLB organization
Runelle B. Weeks
guidance counselor at BambergEhrhardt High School
former major-league pitcher with the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers
Analyzing Crime Dylan Hightower is the first SLED-certified and trained crime analyst hired by a state solicitor’s office in S. C. Hightower, a law enforcement enthusiast whose single career focus since childhood was to work in law enforcement like his grandfather, is passionate about his work. “I love this job. It is exciting and I feel like I make a difference,” Hightower said. A Lexington, S.C. native, Hightower came to USC Salkehatchie to earn his degree and to play baseball. He credits the self-discipline and focus he learned on the field and in the classroom to his Salkehatchie professors and Coach Charles “Bubba” Dorman, skills that serve him well in his new job. After graduating from USC Salkehatchie, Hightower transferred to the Columbia campus where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After graduation he applied for the SLED position and was hired by Solicitor Duffy Stone. Graduates like Dylan Hightower aren’t only living their dreams; they are making the world a safer place for the rest of us.
how to apply In order for the Office of Admissions to make an admission decision, all documents must be received. Please send us: 1. A completed application. Apply online at:
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The $40 application fee. An official high school transcript with a class rank. Official SAT or ACT scores sent from the testing agency. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
to be admitted To enroll at USC Salkehatchie as a new student you must: • have earned a high school diploma, GED, or foreign secondary school equivalent. • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa. • All students under 25 years of age must have taken the SAT or ACT. A minimum score is not required for admission to the campus, but a score must be on file before students can register for their first semester. Test scores may impact requirements for transfer to other USC campuses, as students with lower SAT/ ACT scores may be required to complete 30 semester hours before changing campus. • Submit immunization and health records. • Transfer applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
how to pay We believe that education is not an expense. We believe it is an investment that will benefit your future. The financial cost of attending USC Salkehatchie for one year is about $6,750 (for in-state residents), and that includes almost everything you will need such as books, supplies, travel and personal expenses. Financial aid is available to help students fund their education costs. Students at USC Salkehatchie use a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and student employment to pay for their education. STEP 1: Apply for scholarships USC Salkehatchie awards various institutional scholarships to students who demonstrate excellence in academic performance. Visit http://uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu/home/fa/scholarships/ for an application and to view deadlines. STEP 2: Complete the FAFSA Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA allows you to apply for all federal and state grants, loans and workstudy. The FAFSA is available beginning January 1 of each year. We recommend applying as early as possible. The school code for USC Salkehatchie is 003454. Remember, you should NOT pay a fee to apply for financial aid. STEP 3: Accept/Decline your financial aid You will be notified that you have been awarded financial aid via your USC Salkehatchie email. To view, accept and complete your award, log on my.sc.edu following the link on our website.
University 101 is USC’s nationally recognized program that helps first-year students successfully transition to college. Research shows students in University 101 earn higher first-year grades and feel more satisfied with college than those who don’t enroll.
words and phrases you’ll hear around campus
Marvin Park was created with donations from private citizens to honor world-renowned landscape architect Robert Marvin and his wife, Anna Lou. The Marvin’s lived a few blocks from the Walterboro campus and, until her recent death, Ms. Marvin was a frequent presence on campus, auditing courses that interested her and attending campus events.
Need a place to relax? The Grove is a peaceful spot on the Allendale campus surrounded by pines. Many student activities are held here.
Salk Talk is a weekly, studentoriented newsletter published electronically and in paper copy by the University throughout the fall and spring semesters. The primary purpose of this publication is to keep students aware of information relevant to their academic and social well-being.
my.sc.edu provides students, faculty and staff secure access to university data. Students use my.sc.edu to register for courses, view and accept financial aid awards, check final grades, pay tuition and fees, and reset blackboard passwords.
As a Carolinian... USC Salkehatchie was established in 1965 as a regional campus of the University of South Carolina. Salk started with eight part-time faculty and 76 students. Since 1965 USC Salkehatchie has provided opportunities to thousands of students and continues to play an important role in the lives of local citizens.
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.
The Opportunity Scholars Program helps first generation or low-income college students make the adjustment to college life. This free service provides individualized instruction to develop or strengthen the student’s identified needs in mathematics, English and reading.
Quick Facts Established: 1965 Locations: East Campus: Walterboro, S.C. West Campus: Allendale, S. C. Enrollment: 1,000 School Colors: Garnet and Gold Mascot: Indians Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Athletic Affiliation: NJCAA Region X Athletic Teams: Men’s Basketball Baseball Softball Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Website uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu
CONTACT INFORMATION 1-800-922-5500 West Campus PO Box 617 465 James Brandt Blvd. Allendale SC 29810 803-584-3446 East Campus PO Box 1337 807 Hampton St. Walterboro SC 29488 843-549-6314
http://uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu/ uscsalkehatchie @USCSalkehatchie
firstname.lastname@example.org ADMISSIONS AND RESIDENCY
email@example.com FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS AND VETERANS BENEFITS
firstname.lastname@example.org FEDERAL STUDENT AID www.fafsa.ed.gov
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