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Yes. The college recognizes acceptable College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores from their General Examinations and Subject Examinations as the basis for academic credit. A complete listing of accepted tests and minimum scores is available here at

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Many community colleges have programs through which students can take college level classes at their high school. Greenville College will accept the credit, as long as the course appears on an official transcript from the college granting the credit. It is your responsibility to make sure that the official transcript is sent to us. We will treat the class as transfer credit.

Your admissions counselor will tell you which classes are required for your major during your first semester at GC. The rest of your schedule will be General Education (Gen. Ed.) courses such as CORE 101.

That's great! If you haven't yet decided on a specific major, then you are in a great position to reap the full benefits of the liberal arts experience at GC. Your admissions counselor will help you register for classes both that you find interesting and that meet Gen. Ed. Requirements. Also, as part of your COR 101 class, you will take the StregnthsFinder, a test used to identify your individual strengths and talents. This will be helpful for all students, but especially for those who haven't yet chosen a specific field of study. 

CORE 101 is titled "Cornerstone Seminar-Foundations in the Liberal Arts Tradition." CORE 101 serves both as our New Student Orientation experience, as well as an introduction to college level writing. Several sections will be available this fall. Each section will deal with a different subject, but the goal of each section is the same-to introduce you to college level work. CORE 101 is the first in a series of four courses. You will take CORE 102: Introduction to Christian Thought and Life, CORE 302: Science & Christianity, and CORE 401: Capstone Seminar at specific times during your four years at Greenville.

You must first be accepted for admission and pay the $200 Enrollment Deposit. We will begin registering deposit-paid students who have returned their Class Registration Worksheet around the middle of June.

You don't have to choose a major until your junior year. For some programs of study it is important that you begin taking your major classes before your junior year (music, CCM, natural sciences, education, etc.), because of their sequential nature. For many other programs, you can decide on the major your junior year and still graduate in four years. Your admissions counselor can advise you on how to set up a schedule that allows you to keep your options open if you are interested in several different programs or majors.

The instructor of your section of CORE 101 will be your advisor during this fall semester. During the first half of the second semester, you will be assigned an advisor in your major. If you haven't yet chosen a major (which is still perfectly normal!), then your CORE 101 instructor will remain your advisor.

Every first time freshman has to take CORE 101. Transfer students are also required to take CORE 101 unless they have had two sequential college level writing courses. Students transferring with an Associate's Degree do not have to take CORE 101 or CORE 102—you will instead take CORE 301, which is designed to assist Junior-level transfer students with the transition to Greenville College.

Students who enter Greenville College with AP scores of 3, 4, or 5 in areas equivalent to GC courses will be given credit. The credit will appear on your transcript and be treated the same as transfer credit.

See the complete list of the tests and scores accepted »

Yes. The CORE 101 instructors are qualified to advise students in any major through the first semester of the student's freshman year. After that, if you have chosen a major, you will be assigned an advisor in that major department.


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