A:  Program participants are USC Salkehatchie students for the first 2 years while completing prerequisite courses, then become a USC Columbia student once accepted into the Upper Division to complete the last 2 years of the program.  While a USC Salkehatchie student, participants pay USC Salkehatchie’s tuition, yet once accepted in the Upper Division and become a USC Columbia student, participants pay USC Columbia’s tuition rates and fees.   Students remain physically on the USC Salkehatchie campus (Allendale or Walterboro) to complete Upper Division course work and clinical experiences in the Salkehatchie region.