Upcoming Events

11/11/2014 - 7:00pm to 11/14/2014 - 7:00pm
12/03/2014 - 8:00am to 12/12/2014 - 8:30pm

Admissions and Student Marketing


Saturday, November 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena (GYM)
2:00 p.m. Fall Football Game @ Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium

Information on: Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Academic Programs

Complimentary Lunch

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, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am


April 14, 2014

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. During the summer of 2014 the Office of Admissions and Student Marketing will host its annual BC Tiger Prep Summer Orientations.  The Orientations are designed to help you and your parents/guardians with the completion of most steps to finalize your Fall 2014 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:

  1. Admissions staff will meet with you individually regarding documents needed to complete your admissions file.
  2. Financial Aid staff will assist you and your parents/guardians with completing your FAFSA, Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note and PLUS forms.
  3. Student Financial Services personnel will share information on tuition, room, board and fees for 2014-2015.
  4. Community Life (Housing) personnel will brief you on rules and regulations for housing.
  5. Academic Affairs and the Freshman Institute personnel will discuss the fall schedule and other pertinent information to help you successfully transition to college.
  6. Campus Police personnel will discuss safety tips.

Please register for one of the dates listed below:

Saturday, June 7, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m.

Click here to Register for a BC Tiger Prep Summer Orientation (N/A)

We look forward to seeing you at one of the Summer Orientations and in August 2014.  Please call 803-705-4910 or email me at Thompsop@Benedict.edu 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
Director of Admissions and Student Marketing

Checklist of items to bring (PDF)

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 8:00am

Fall Semester Registration 2014

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Continuing Education Registration will be held at 111 Doctor's Circle, Columbia, SC.

On Friday, August 1, 2014, Residence Halls open for RHAs, Freshman Institute Leaders and band (leaders) only.

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 8:30am - 5:00pm, Residence Halls, Welcome Center and Registration open for First-Time Freshmen (not transfer students and readmitted students).

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, Registration opens for returning football players.

On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:00am, Registration opens for returning band members.


On Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9:00am -12:00noon, Registration open for cheerleaders.

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:30am - 5:00pm, Residence Halls, Welcome Center and Registration open for returning, transfer and readmitted students.

On Monday - Friday, August 11 - 15, 2014 at 8:30am - 5:00pm, Registration for all students.

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00am - 3:00pm, Registration for all students.

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:00noon - 4:00pm, Registration for all students.


On Monday - Friday, August 18 - 22, 2014 at 9:00am - 4:00pm, Registration continues for all students.

On Saturday - Sunday, August 23 - 24, 2014, Fall Registration will be closed. It will reopen on Monday August 25, 2014 at 9:00am.

On Monday - Friday, August 25 - 29, 2014 at 9:00am - 4:00pm, Registration continues for all students.

For more, see Academic Calendar

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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:00am

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 (links to the left).

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: