Admissions and Student Marketing


9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Antisdel Chapel

"BC Transformers: Enter with Pride, Exit with Power"

Information on: Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Academic Programs

Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium

Office of Admissions and Student Marketing
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29204
803-705-4910 or 800-868-6598

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm


April 15, 2015

Dear Prospective Student:

In just a few months, you will take the next step towards becoming a student at Benedict College where you will “Enter with pride and exit with power.” On behalf of Dr. David H. Swinton, President, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students, we look forward to helping you prepare for an opportunity that will last a life time. We will assist you with your transition from high school to Benedict College. The Office of Admissions and Student Marketing will host its annual BC Tiger Prep Summer Orientations for 2015. The Orientations are designed to help you and your parents/guardians with the completion of most steps to finalize your Fall 2015 registration.

We will provide you with an understanding of the College’s academic structure and assist you with finalizing your financial aid paperwork. Sessions will include money management, scholarship opportunities, student organizations and campus life at Benedict College. Your participation in this process is very important for several reasons:

  • Admissions staff will meet with you individually regarding documents needed to complete your admissions file
  • Financial Aid staff will assist you and your parents/guardians with completing your FAFSA, Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note and PLUS forms
  • Student Financial Services personnel will share information on tuition, room, board and fees for 2015-2016
  • Community Life (Housing) personnel will brief you on rules and regulations for housing
  • Academic Affairs and the Freshman Institute personnel will discuss the fall schedule and other pertinent information to help you successfully transition to college and
  • Campus Police personnel will discuss safety tips.

Please register for one of the dates listed below:

Saturday, June 13, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Click here to Register for a BC Tiger Prep Summer Orientation (CLOSED)

We look forward to seeing you at one of the Summer Orientations and in August 2015. Please call 803-705-4910 or email me at if you have any questions. You are reminded to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the fall semester and list Benedict College’s code (003420).

Phyllis L. Thompson
Asst. VP for Admissions and Student Marketing

Checklist of items to bring (PDF)

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:00am

Spring Semester Registration 2016

Location: HRC Arena, Fine Arts & Humanities Center, and Swinton Campus Center

New Date for First Day of Classes for Spring 2016

Please note that due to a modification of the Academic Calendar 2015-2016, the starting date for classes for Spring 2016 has changed to Friday, January 8, 2016.

All faculty and staff will report for the new semester on Monday, January 4, 2016 as previously scheduled. Employees of the Division of Academic Affairs will meet at 9:00 a.m. in Antisdel Chapel for the opening session on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Residence Halls open for RHAs, Freshman Institute Student Ambassadors.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Residence Halls and Welcome Center open for new students, first-time freshmen, readmitted, transfer, and second-semester returning freshman students.

8:30am - 5:00pm.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Residence Halls and Welcome Center open for Returning students.

Registration for all students: returning, new, readmitted, transfer, and second-semester returning freshman students.

Thursday - Friday, January 7 - 8, 2016

Registration Continues
8:30am - 5:00pm.

Friday, January 8, 2016


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Registration for all students (continuing education, new freshman, readmitted and transfer students continues)
10:00am - 3:00pm.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Welcome Center and Registration are open
12:00noon - 4:00pm.

Monday - Friday, January 11 - 15, 2016

Registration Continues
8:30am - 5:00pm.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday (Observed).

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Last day for Freshman Institute students to register and add classes.

Tuesday - Friday, January 19 - 22, 2016

Registration continues for returning, readmitted, and transfer students
8:30am - 5:00pm.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Last day for returning, readmitted and transfer students to register and add classes.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 8:30am to Friday, January 22, 2016 - 5:00pm

The steps listed below will assist prospective students and/or parents through the admissions, financial aid and scholarship processes.  All deposits (cashier’s check/money order) and required forms (housing and health) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Student Marketing.  Should you require additional information, please contact the respective departments via telephone or website.

We encourage students and parents to visit our beautiful campus located in the Capital City, Columbia, South Carolina. During your campus or open house visit, you will have the opportunity to:

Upcoming Events

02/27/2016 -
9:30am to 5:30pm
03/31/2016 - 1:00pm to 04/03/2016 - 1:00pm
04/09/2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm