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How to Register

It only takes a few simple steps to sign up for your University of South Carolina orientation session.

Register for New Student Orientation

Your session is determined by your starting term and the academic classification, such as freshmen or transfer, for which you've been admitted. Find your orientation session.


The Registration Process

All reservations for freshmen, transfer students, parents and guests are made online at You'll need to know your VIP ID and password in order to log in.

  1. Pay your enrollment deposit.

    Freshmen and transfer students admitted during the summer or fall semesters are required to pay a $200 admissions deposit to confirm enrollment before gaining access to orientation session dates and registration. Please note that electronic check payments will be held for six business days while the check clears. 

  2. Verify your session.
    All freshmen and transfer students are required to attend orientation before starting classes. Before you register, find your orientation »

  3. Set up multifactor authentication.
    You need to set up multifactor authentication before you can make an orientation reservation.

  4. Make your reservation.
    Using a laptop or desktop device go to and log in with your VIP ID and password. Click the "Student" tab and then the "Orientation Services" link. Select your campus from the dropdown and follow the instructions on the screen. Please note: You will not be able to register for orientation using a mobile device or tablet. 

  5. Pay for your session.
    Your reservation will not be complete until you have paid for your New Student Orientation session.

  6. Prepare for your session.
    Once you have completed and confirmed your reservation, please read through your session information and all emails for up-to-date information.