The Office of Pre-Professional Advising (OPPA) at the University of South Carolina-Columbia was established with the goal of providing USC undergraduates with the competitive edge in gaining admission into law school, medical school and other health related institutions.

We help students prepare for the complex application process to professional school and also provide information on various community service projects sponsored by area hospitals and agencies, job shadowing opportunities with local health professionals and lawyers, essay writing workshops, medical school tours and access to over 50 law schools at our Law Fair each fall. Please visit the following three divisions of our site for more information.

Drop In Hours

  • Tuesday: 1pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 1pm
  • • And by appointment