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Admissions & Aid

Your Erskine Journey starts HERE!

  1. Apply for admission to Erskine College!
  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after January 1. Erskine’s Federal School Code is 003432. One parent and the student will also need to apply for an FSA ID to allow you to sign the FAFSA electronically online at fsaid.ed.gov.
  3. Select the option below that best fits you: freshman, graduate, transfer, or international.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Admissions Office at (864) 379-8838 or admissions@erskine.edu.

Freshman Applicants

Application checklist for first-time Freshmen:

  1. Click the Apply Now button and complete the online application for admission.
  2. Official high school transcript (completed junior year)
  3. Optional: Official ACT, SAT, or CLT scores (Erskine is test-optional, but we encourage students from South Carolina to submit test scores for SC scholarship purposes)

As soon as your application package is complete, we will make an admission decision on a rolling basis. Once admitted, you simply submit the $300 enrollment fee to reserve a place in the incoming class. Enrollment fees are accepted only while space is still available for the class.

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Transfer Applicants

Application checklist for transfer students:

  • Click the Apply Now button and complete the online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from ALL institutions attended

The following items are required under the following circumstances: (1) You have below a 2.0 GPA in college (2) You have completed fewer than 24 hours of college work, or (3) You graduated from high school in the state of South Carolina.

  • Official high school transcript
  • Optional: Official ACT, SAT, or CLT scores (Erskine is test-optional, but we encourage students from South Carolina to submit test scores for SC scholarship purposes)

As soon as your application package is complete, we will make an admission decision on a rolling basis. Once admitted, you simply submit the $300 enrollment fee to reserve a place in the incoming class. Enrollment fees are accepted only while space is still available for the class.

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International Applicants

Application checklist for international students:

  • Click the Apply Now button to complete an online application for admission.
  • Submit the SAT
  • Submit transcript (must be translated into a U.S. 4.0 grading scale and should go through SpanTran, IEE, ECE, or another NACES member). Please contact the Admissions office for details on submitting your transcript.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency: English proficiency is required when a student’s native language is not English. Please contact the Admissions office for information on accepted exams and scores.

International Deadlines:

Spring 2024:
Application deadline: October 16, 2023
I-20 deadline: November 27, 2023
Start Date: January 8, 2024

Fall 2024:
Application deadline: June 1, 2024
I-20 deadline: July 10, 2024
Start date: August 21, 2024

The above deadlines are firm; there will be no exceptions.

As soon as your application package is complete, we will make an admission decision on a rolling basis.

Once admitted, you simply submit an enrollment fee to reserve a place in the incoming class. Enrollment fees are accepted only while space is still available for the class.

The enrollment fee and all ancillary documents, such as certificate of finance and official evaluated transcripts, must be submitted before the I-20 process can start.

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Admissions FAQs

Does Erskine require standardized test scores for admission?

No, but an applicant is welcome to send them to enhance their application.

Once I apply, when will I receive an admission decision?

Within two weeks.

Is an essay required as part of the application for admission?

No, but applicants are welcome to email essays/personal statements to Erskine Admissions if they wish.

How much is the application fee?

There is no application fee.

When can I visit Erskine with my family?

We offer individual visits Monday through Friday throughout the year, and we have some group visit events as well.

What happens after I am admitted to Erskine?

The next step is to officially decide to attend Erskine.  You can do this by submitting your $300 enrollment deposit.

Meet the Admissions Team

Adam Alberson, Data Coordinator

Adam Alberson

Data Coordinator

Gabe Hollingsworth

Senior Director of Enrollment
Carly Rogers, Athletic Recruiting Coordinator

Carly Rogers

Athletic Recruiting Coordinator, Head Dance Coach

Robin Broome

Admissions Recruiter

Annual Tuition, Required Fees, Room & Board 2024-25

  • Institutional (or University service) fees cover IT, parking, safety and security, student activities, student services, health and counseling services, academic support, laundry, etc.
  • Lab: Some courses require use of lab equipment or special instructional instruments. These courses incur an additional lab fee and are listed on a per-course basis in the current edition of the Erskine College catalog. (For more information regarding fees, see a copy of the current Erskine College catalog.)
  • Books: All students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks, laboratory books, and digital resources for classroom instruction.
  • Room: The room cost listed above is the base cost for housing. Premium housing will carry extra charges on top of the base cost. Honors Housing (Edwards House and McQuiston Hall) charges are an additional $600 per semester. Erskine Apartments charges are an additional $750 per semester. Fleet Village charges are an additional $850 per semester. Single room charges are an additional $1,000 per semester.
Resident StudentsFall SemesterSpring SemesterAcademic Year
Tuition$17,217.50$17,217.50$34,435.00
Institutional Service Fee$1,137.50$1,137.50$2,275.00
Meal Plan$3,450.00$3,450.00$6,900.00
Room$3,175.00$3,175.00$6,350.00
Totals$24,980.00$24,980.00$49,960.00
Commuter StudentsFall SemesterSpring SemesterAcademic Year
Tuition$17,217.50$17,217.50$34,435.00
Institutional Service Fee$1,137.50$1,137.50$2,275.00
Meal Plan$500$500$1,000
Totals$18,855.00$18,855.00$37,710.00

Additional Costs

Single RoomVillagesApartmentsHonors HousingCommuter Meal Plan (Required)
$1,000/semester$850/semester$750/semester$600/semester$500/semester
Summer SchoolCosts
Summer Tuition$425 per credit hour + corresponding lab fees
Institutional Service Fee$50 per term

Note: the costs above are for the 2024-25 academic school year, which includes Summer 2025. Tuition for Summer 2024 is $250 per credit hour.

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Erskine College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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