Last Edit:March 9, 2018

Senior Forms:



Orangeburg Prep's School Code is 411553.


Below are the test and registration dates for the SAT & ACT:





Senior Announcements from the Guidance Office

  • Senior Academic Awards...Click here for a list of awards your twelfth grader can earn!
  • The SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes is now open.  Thirty winners will be chosen at random from September 12th to May 14th, 2018.  You may enter to win at 
  • 2-year Touchstone Energy ScholarshipA scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to 2017-2018 high school graduating senior in the cooperative service area planning to attend a 2-year technical college. Apply By March 1, 2018, at
    Trustee ScholarshipA scholarship will be awarded to a 2017-2018 high school graduating senior in the cooperative service area. To be considered for this $1,000 scholarship, the student must complete the application and submit in 150 – 200 words, an explanation as to why the scholarship is needed.  Apply By March 1, 2018 at
  • For rising juniors and seniors:
    If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, be a part of Summer Scholars. It's an opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes led by some of Furman's favorite professors, live on campus, and get a taste of college life.
    Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!
    Two Sessions:  July 8-14 and July 15-21
    Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
    One week session: $1,200
    Two week session: $2,200 ($200 savings)
    For course information and to register, visit


  • The Goat Island Boat Club Scholarship is now open. This scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2000.  Applicants must be either: A graduating high school senior residing in one of the five counties that border Lake Marion or Lake Moultrie (Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg, or Sumter) who will be attending an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018 regardless of their chosen field of study or a student already enrolled in an institution of higher learning in the state of South Carolina studying  marine biology, forestry, fisheries, wildlife management, or other related field focused on environmental protection or the Santee Cooper lakes and river system.  Applications with essay details can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018
  • The application for the Summer Enrichment Program at TRMC is now available. This program is available to high school seniors  and college students. It offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a hospital setting.  Instructions and applications are available on the bulletin board across from the main office.  The deadline to apply is March 9, 2018.
  • has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.

    We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
    + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
    + A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

    This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnighton August 31, 2018.

    Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

    Your students may also find our website a helpful reference for their college search. We provide the most complete online directory of U.S. nursing schools. I've included below our most popular article on your state, which profiles a comprehensive list of accredited local nursing schools. Feel free to post this link among your online college counseling resources:
    The Orangeburg Touchdown Club is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior for the year 2018.  The scholarship is in memory of Brent Lukens, who was an outstanding student-athlete at here at OP.  The deadline to apply April 5, 2018

    To be eligible, the applicant must:

    1. Be a senior qualifying for graduation at the end of the current regular school session.

    2. Submit the application, essay, and copy of high school transcript bearing the school seal.

    3. Attend school in Orangeburg, Calhoun, or Bamberg Counties.

    4. Be of good moral character and reputation.

    5. The scholarship will be awarded upon enrollment in the college of the applicant's choice.


    Applications and more information can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office or see Mrs. Riley.

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Senior Year Activities (Class of 2018)

Date/Event Description
August 10
  • Senior Class Portraits
  • Appointment card mailed
  • Pictures taken in Building C
August 7
  • 6:00 p.m. Parents of the Class of 2018 meet in multi-purpose room
September 28
  • Jonathan Wilson SAT PREP WORKSHOP ...This workshop will give you ALL the tools you need to tame the SAT, and get the score you need. Visit or contact someone in the Guidance Office. The cost is approximately $40.
September 29
  • 11:30 a.m. Homecoming Assembly in morning with sponsors and escorts
October 17
  • Non-refundable senior class trip deposit of $200 due
October 24
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halloween Carnival, Senior Class sponsors Haunted House
November 14
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 PM BBQ Fundraiser / Dukes on Whitman
December 5
  • Second deposit for Senior Class Trip: $100
January 12
  • 1:00 P.M. Senior graduation accessory order (caps, gowns, invitations)--Everyone must order a cap/gown!
February 6
  • Final senior class trip payment Amount TBD
February 8
  • 6:00 P.M. Multipurpose room, Senior Class Trip Parent Meeting
March 5th-10th
April 13
  • Prom

April TBA

  • 1:00 P.M. Class of 2018 (students) meet in multi-purpose room during senior seminar for explanation/details of activities from May 9th through graduation. Click here for the details and form. (TBA)
May 9,10,11
  • Senior Exams
May 11
  • Baccalaureate Practice 10:00 A.M.
May 13
  • 7:00 PM Baccalaureate / St. Andrews United Methodist
May 16
  • 9:00 A.M. Graduation Practice, Upper Campus Gym, Attendance Mandatory to participate in graduation ceremony!
May 18
  • 7:00 P.M. Commencement, McAlister Building



College Appointment Deadline Student Deadline Scholarship Application Deadline
Clemson University December 1st Week of February 15th December 1st for most
College of Charleston October 15th (early) February 1st (regular) December if by early deadline December 1st
University of South Carolina October 15th (early) February 1st (regular) December 14th if by early deadline November 15th for many


Clemson University

Your housing priority depends on the date you send in your admissions application! A student MUST take the Writing portion of the ACT at least once for them to use ACT scores for admission purposes. Admission decisions DO DEPEND on stated MAJOR choice! Always list two diverse majors on your application. Do not wait for better SAT/ACT scores; send now. Admissions will update your application with better scores when sent. Clemson will take the highest SAT Reading and Math, even from different testing dates. If applying for either Honors College, there is an additional application. If applying to the Bridge program, there is not a separate application. If a Bridge student earns at least thirty hours and has at least a 2.5 GPA at the end of the college freshman year, the student does not have to reapply to Clemson for the sophomore year. If you plan to apply to the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences or the College of Engineering and Science, request one of the special tours that are given on Fridays for these areas. Clemson automatically reviews all appointments for possible scholarships given by the university. There are only a few obscure scholarships listed online that a student would need to separately apply.


College of Charleston


The College of Charleston requires two years of foreign language to graduate. The new student website is (formerly the cougar trail) to check for updates. honors College requires an additional application, essay, and letters of recommendation. There are Open Houses scheduled on October 17th and april 18th; tours are also given on weekdays and select Saturdays. A new major is Discovery Informatics and they have new programs in dance, archeology, photo, astrophysics, international studies, and women's and gender studies.


University of South Carolina


To apply for the Honors College, a student would need a letter of recommendation from the High School Counselor and two additional letters from others. USC makes major-blind admission decisions. If a student feels that he/she would be on the admissions bubble, an essay with additional information or of explanation will be helpful. Spring-only acceptance offers will come out in the spring. students applying here are automatically reviewed for USC scholarships, but some require separate applications! check their website to see which are which.



Seniors should apply online (or paper appointments if you choose) to the colleges of their choice Now! Be sure to bring in each college's guidance or Secondary School Forms with your name on it to the OPS Guidance Office AND fill out and attach the half-page blue transcript request form found in the tray on "Miss" Sandy's desk!


SENIORS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE GUIDANCE OFFICE ASAP WHEN YOU ARE ACCEPTED TO A COLLEGE! This information is needed to compile data for the Class of 2014.