Summer 2023 Orientation - Academic Advising
Complete the following steps to prepare for advisement at Orientation
Registration for and frequently asked questions about New Student Orientation should be directed to the Office of New Student Orientation. All new students must attend Orientation to be advised and register for courses.
You will view academic related videos as part of completion of the Pre-Orientation Module through the Office of New Student Orientation. STUDENTS: Please view these videos & complete the quizzes in the Orientation portal. The videos are linked below for reference.
Freshman & Transfer students: Complete the Pre-Orientation Advising Worksheet when you register for Orientation. Your advisor will use it to prepare for advisement. STUDENTS: Please make sure you view the Pre-Orientation Advising Worksheet video & complete the module in the Orientation portal.
If you need to access your worksheet to complete sections or make updates click here: https://www.sc.edu/advising/system/orientation/
Honors College students: Honors College advising and course registration is conducted by phone for incoming freshmen. Please refer to the Honors College for honors specific advising processes.
You will complete the Math Placement Test online. This is a requirement before attending your Virtual Orientation day. Failure to complete the correct Math Placement Test will impact your advisement. You must take the Math Placement Test no later than 3 business days before orientation. You will record your placement test score(s) on your Pre-Orientation Advising Worksheet and being the completed worksheet with you to orientation.
For summer 2023, there will be remote (virtual) versions of all available language exams each Wednesday during orientation.
Students must register for an appointment to take the test via the Language Placement Testing Website. Upon registering, students will receive an email confirmation with details about the exam. Please note, the exam will be available for 24 hours on that date and may only be taken one time.
Note: At this time, there is are no plans for face-to-face testing.
How prior coursework will transfer to USC is a key concern for many transfer students. If you have questions about how and if prior coursework will apply to your major, review the transfer student guide to credit articulation.
Advising & Registration Resources
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Frequently Asked Questions
All new students to USC must attend an Orientation session to be advised. Students will register for courses immediately following advisement.
You will be advised virtually via Microsoft Teams. You will be provided instructions for accessing you advisement session via Microsoft Teams.
Here is a helpful video to show you what to expect with remote advising using Microsoft Teams.
The office of Undergraduate Admissions maintains a table of the USC credit you may receive for high scorse on AP and IB exams.
Be sure to request that testing agencies send official AP/IB credit directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The AP code for USC is 5818.
Consult the Transfer Equivalency Tables provided by the University Registrar.
Be sure to submit official, sealed transcripts for all coursework at non-USC institutions to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
DegreeWorks is an online academic planning tool that helps you review your progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks will show all requirements for your intended major. Prior coursework received and processed will also appear.
You can access your DegreeWorks audit in Self Service Carolina.