Admissions Requirements

Admissions policies are consistent with the mission of the institution. Admission is open to all persons who show the potential for college-level work, who subscribe to the philosophy and purpose of Morris College, and who meet admissions requirements. Students of all races, creeds and national origins are welcome. Some students come to the college immediately upon graduation from high school; others come after job or military experiences. A few mature adults come to continue their education, to prepare for a new career or to make up for the college education they missed in their youth. New students are admitted in the fall, spring and summer.

Admission Procedures

Every candidate for admission must make formal application to the Office of Admissions and Records, Morris College, 100 West College Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150. Application forms are available from the Office of Admissions and Records. These forms must be completed and returned to the college together with an application fee of $20.00 which is not refundable.

Freshman applicants who have not previously attended any college must follow these procedures:

  1. Request application materials from the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Have "Medical Examination" form completed by a licensed physician.
  3. Request a transcript of secondary school records to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  4. Send completed application, medical certificate, and application fee to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  5. Complete the placement examination in English and mathematics prior to registration in order to be placed in appropriate English and mathematics classes.

Transfer applicants who have not previously attended Morris College should follow the same procedures outlined above for Freshman applicants. In addition, they must

  1. Submit an official transcript from each college previously attended.
  2. Submit evidence of an honorable release from the college from which the applicant is transferring.
  3. Request a transcript of secondary school records to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Any course in which a transfer student has made a grade below "C" will not be accepted for transfer credit.

Former students of Morris College whose attendance has been interrupted for one or more semester(s) must apply for readmission and should follow these procedures:

  1. Submit a new application for admission together with a $20.00 application fee.
  2. Submit a new "Medical Examination" form completed by a licensed physician.
  3. Submit an official transcript from any college attended since last attending Morris College.

Any student readmitted to the college after an interruption of two or more consecutive semesters must meet all graduation requirements in effect at the time of reentry in accordance with the catalog in effect at the time of reentry. Previous cumulative grade point average will determine readmission status.

Any student suspended from the college for any reason must apply for readmission.

Any student whose record shows a break in attendance from high school or college must complete a "Whereabouts Form." Students should contact the Office of Admissions and Records for details.