South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

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Frequently Asked Questions


What will it cost for my child to attend the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind?


There are no fees to attend the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind with the exception of a yearly activities fee of $40. The school is funded through a combination of state, federal and donation funds.


Is my child eligible to enroll in the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind?


To be considered for enrollment, a student must have some level of hearing loss, vision loss or both. However, the admissions team evaluates each student to ensure that one of the school’s programs is a good fit. Admissions decisions are based primarily on the school’s ability to meet the student’s individual academic needs.

Although all admissions decisions must meet the SC State Department of Education Plan, the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind does not use a full set of requirements to determine eligibility. However, to gain admission into the School for the Blind, School for the Deaf or Cedar Springs Academy, students must first meet a set of general eligibility criteria. 


General Requirements
The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind determines if a student is eligible for admission based on the following general criteria.

The student must:
  • Live in South Carolina
  • Be 3 to 21 years of age
  • Have hearing and/or vision loss of educational significance
  • Demonstrate ability to learn in a classroom setting
  • Be able to function within an educational and residential environment in a safe manner

For more detailed eligibility requirements, click here.

When can my child apply for admission?


Student applications can be submitted year-round. 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.

Once admitted, the student can be enrolled at any time throughout the year, except during mandatory state testing.
Click here for an application form.


Can I visit the SCSDB campus before applying for admission?


Yes! The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind hosts tours for parents of prospective students year round. There are even on-campus accommodations for those who need to schedule an overnight visit. We welcome every opportunity to show guests our beautiful 160-acre campus!

Have a question? Contact us now!


For more information, contact Loreta Dylgjeri, admissions coordinator, toll-free at 1-888-447-2732, by direct line at (864)577-7579, via e-mail at or by fax at (864) 577-7561.