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Application Fee Waived for Home School Students!
“It just felt right. The people, the professors, everyone was so friendly and made me feel at home. The campus was small, so it didn’t feel overwhelming. I liked that all religions were welcome here, and I could express my faith in my way.”
Sarah Grace Reed, Home School Student and SMC graduate, Class of 2017.
Personal Attention in a Supportive Environment.
Home school students are welcome at SMC. With our small class sizes, supportive environment and personal attention from professors, we’re an excellent option for students who want a comfortable transition to college.
Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, two-year college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our 110-acre residential campus is just minutes from the mountains, just over an hour away from Charlotte, North Carolina; and within a three-hour drive of Charleston, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.
SMC focuses exclusively on freshmen and sophomore students. Here, students take their first two years of general college education courses and prepare to transfer to other colleges and universities for the final two years of a bachelor’s degree.
VIDEO: The Transition to College at SMC
Check out this short video featuring Joseph Kemp and Landon Wakefield, two current SMC home school students who share why SMC was the right choice for them.
Five reasons why SMC may be right for you:
#1: Small, supportive campus environment. Home school students thrive in our 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.
#2: Professors serve as student academic advisors. You will work directly with a professor to plan your courses and ensure you are on track to meet your goals. You won’t be left on your own to sink or swim. The first two years of college courses will allow you to explore your interests and then identify the right college to finish your degree.
#3: 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 you with transferring to the right college to complete your degree.
#4: Earn a degree in two years. We know that home school students are typically better prepared for college than their peers; however, sometimes life gets in the way of your 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 you education on hold, you’ll 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.
#5: 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 you stay close to or grow in your faith while at SMC.