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Sarah Grace Reed of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, was nervous about attending college until she visited Spartanburg Methodist College. As a homeschooled student, she excelled academically. With so much flexibility in her schedule, she also enjoyed pursuing extracurricular activities like drama and singing. And being active in her church.
Bright, talented and service-oriented, any college would have welcomed Sarah, but after such a tailored education experience at home, she knew she wanted a personalized college experience, too.
When she visited SMC, she immediately fell in love. “I didn’t visit any of the other schools on my list. I knew I’d found the right place,” she says.
Since 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College has helped students like Sarah achieve their college and career goals in a supportive, Christian-based community. With a student body of only 800, your student will receive high-quality instruction in small classes guided by professors and staff who know them well. And with two-year and four-year degree paths, your student will have the flexibility to start and stay here – or transfer to the college of their choice to finish their education.
About Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, two-year college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our 110-acre residential campus is home to freshmen and sophomore students only. We provide the first two years of general college education courses and preparation to transfer to colleges and universities for the final two years of a bachelor’s degree.
Why choose SMC?
If your student is considering college, here’s why SMC could be the right place to start:
Students who qualify for the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship attend SMC tuition free. They’ll cover the cost of your student’s tuition, regardless of your family’s income level. Housing, books and fees are not covered in this offer. If your student attends SMC for the first two years of their college education, they could save over $30,000.
Small, supportive campus environment. Home school students thrive in their small classes and enjoy personal attention from professors who are invested in helping them succeed. At large colleges and universities, students take general education classes with hundreds of others in large lecture halls. That doesn’t happen at SMC.
Professors serve as student academic advisors. Your child will work directly with a professor to plan their courses and ensure they are on track to meet their goals. They won’t be left on their own to sink or swim. The first two years of college courses will allow your student to explore their interests and then identify the right college to finish their degree.
Transfer assistance to colleges and universities. 1/3 of all college students transfer to another institution before graduating. Most colleges don’t help their students leave to attend another school. SMC is different: because almost all SMC students transfer after two years, our faculty and staff are focused on assisting your student with transferring to the right college to complete their degree.
Earn a degree in two years. They know that home school students are typically better prepared for college than their peers; however, sometimes life gets in the way of their studies. SMC students who stay for two years and meet the requirements will earn an associate degree. If a financial, emotional or family crisis puts your child’s education on hold, they will still have a college degree to fall back on. A recent employment study showed that workers with associate degrees earned as much as $500,000 more over the course of their career than workers with only a high school diploma.
A Christian-centered education. SMC is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but we welcome students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Chapel services are held weekly (but are not required) and there are a variety of religious activities, clubs and organizations that will help your student stay close to or grow in their faith while at SMC.
Learn more about SMC
1. Visit our website.
2. Attend their Open House on March 17th.
3. Schedule a Campus Tour.
They’d love to hear from you!
Please contact their Admissions Office with questions or to request more information.