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Undergraduate Admissions Admitted Students

Welcome Back to Carolina

As a Gamecock, your potential for success has no limits!

Keep up the good work! If you are currently enrolled in college courses, please remember to do as well as you can this semester and send us your final official transcript after you complete your courses. Your grades matter! The University of South Carolina reserves the right to reconsider the acceptance of any student who no longer meets admission requirements.

Here are the important things to do in order to make your return to the University of South Carolina go as smoothly as possible:

1. Successfully log in to Self Service Carolina


Self Service Carolina (SSC) is your personal student account that you will use during your years at Carolina. Get started by claiming your VIP ID and referring to the information included with your acceptance letter. Remember to write down your VIP ID and password. After you successfully log into SSC, please bookmark

If you have already claimed your VIP ID and set up your password, you can return to Self Service Carolina, your online account, by visiting

2. Complete multifactor authentication

You are required to complete a two-step verification process called "multifactor authentication."

To set up your multifactor authentication, visit and log in with your VIP ID and password. After correctly answering your previously established security question, you will register and activate the phone number you would like to use to verify your identity any time you log in to the university’s information systems.

For more information, visit this site and click the “How do I get started?” question. If you need additional assistance, please contact University Technology Services at (803) 777-1800.

3. Visit the "Requirements for Specific Majors" section

Some majors have special entrance, fee, and progression requirements. If your intended major is listed in this section, please carefully read the important information about it.

4. Possibly submit a few enrollment forms


You may need to submit the Citizenship Status Verification Form to the Office of the University Registrar and you may be required to submit the Immunization Record Form to the Thomson Student Health Center. 

Former USC students should contact the Office of the University Registrar at 803-777-5555 to verify if they have a Citizenship Status Verification form on file and the USC Immunization Coordinator at 803-777-9511 to verify if an updated Immunization Record form is required prior to enrollment.

5. Complete Residency Certification Form

Students claiming South Carolina residency for tuition purposes are required to the complete the South Carolina Residency Certification form on Self Service Carolina. Visit Self Service Carolina and click “Access South Carolina residency information” under “Newly Admitted Students.”

6. Contact your academic department for advisement

All undergraduate students must be advised by their academic department before registering for any course. Please refer to the list of undergraduate advisors for contact information. Please note that many courses, including all math and foreign language courses, require the appropriate placement test score to be on file. For more information about registering for the Math Placement Test, please visit this site. For more information about registering for the Foreign Language Placement test, please visit go to this site. 

7. Check out the Student Success Center

The purpose of the Student Success Center is to coordinate an intentionally-designed comprehensive array of programs, resources, and services that guide students to degree completion at USC through promoting academic goal setting and skill development, personal transition to the university setting, and effective decision-making. Need assistance with study skills? Looking for ways to make a big class feel small? Seeking the right beyond-the-classroom experience that will prepare you for a future career? Need a little extra tutoring in a course? Visit or call 803-777-1000.


Financial Aid Information

The University of South Carolina has consistently been recognized as a great value in higher education. Please visit the Financial Aid website for important information regarding processes and deadlines from our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

If you plan to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we recommend you do so no later than April 1.

Tuition and Fees Information

 You can find our fees listed on this webpage.

Undergraduate Admissions Admitted Students