South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

Low Vision Options

How to Apply

To develop an educational plan that truly meets the child's needs, an in-depth admissions process is necessary. The process typically takes four to six weeks from the time the application is received.

The application and admission process includes the following steps:

1.   Obtain an application packet – click here: Standard PDF Version or Accessible Word Version.  You may also receive an application packet by mail, fax or e-mail.

2.   Submit the application form and additional documentation (included in the application packet).

3.   The admissions team, consisting of the school’s coordinator of instruction and SC School for the Deaf and the Blind related services staff, will hold a file review meeting.

4.   The family will visit the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind campus in Spartanburg where a detailed evaluation will be performed. The evaluation may include vision testing, audiological exams, intellectual and educational testing and interviews. Families who live more than two hours from the Spartanburg campus are invited to stay on campus the night before the evaluations.

5.   The admissions team will hold an eligibility meeting to which the student’s local public school district personnel will be invited. Sometimes it is   determined that more documentation is required. If eligibility is established, the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind admissions team then decides if the student is accepted based on the school’s ability to provide a program to meet the student’s educational needs.

6.   Parents will then receive a phone call from the admissions coordinator to inform the parents/guardians of the admissions team’s decision.

7.   If eligible and accepted, the student will be scheduled for the Placement/Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. Parents or legal guardians are required to attend this meeting to help write the initial IEP.

      A student may be enrolled at any time throughout the year, except during mandatory state testing.


Application Form


Click here to download the application form: Standard PDF Version or Accessible Word Version


Return completed applications to:


SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

ATTN: Admissions Office

355 Cedar Springs Road

Spartanburg, SC 29302