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Undergraduate Admissions Admitted Students

Welcome, Admitted Transfers!

As a new Gamecock, your potential for success has no limits, and we can't wait to show you all that Carolina has to offer in just a few months.

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 transition to the University of South Carolina as smooth 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 in to SSC, please bookmark

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. Set up your student email

After claiming your VIP ID and setting your password, you can set up your student email by completing these instructions. It is important to set up your email account in order to receive important information from several university offices. 

4. 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.

5. Register for New Student Orientation

Your attendance at New Student Orientation is required. You can start the orientation registration process by going to Self Service Carolina and selecting “View orientation information.” Please note that New Student Orientation registration for spring 2017 semester students begins in mid-October and in mid-April for summer and fall 2017 semester students.

International Students

In addition to New Student Orientation, all new international students must register for International Student Orientation with International Student Services (ISS). International Student Orientation is required even if you have previously attended a high school or college in the United States. In order to comply with South Carolina legislation, ISS must verify your lawful presence in the United States by reviewing your immigration paperwork during orientation. ISS will also inform you of your responsibilities concerning your visa status. To register, please visit

6. Complete the Math and Foreign Language Placement Tests before New Student Orientation

You can find more information on the Mathematics Placement Test and Foreign Language Placement Test online. 

7. Submit a few additional enrollment forms

You must submit the Citizenship Status Verification Form and the Immunization Record Form before you attend New Student Orientation.

8. Did you claim South Carolina Residency for the purposes of in-state tuition?

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.”

9. Check the Transfer Equivalency Tables to see how your courses may transfer

Most courses from South Carolina colleges and universities have already been assigned a USC equivalent and are listed in the tables. If a course from any regionally accredited college or university is not listed in the university transfer tables, it may still have a USC equivalent.  The university conducts ongoing research and adds courses to the tables on a daily basis. Visit the University Registrar to access the transfer equivalency tables and the course evaluation request form.

10. 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.

Do you have additional questions about becoming a Gamecock? Check out our Transfer Q & A Section.


Financial Aid Information

The University of South Carolina has consistently been recognized as a great value in higher education. Visit our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to learn more about our financial aid process and for more information about applying for need-based aid, please visit the Financial Aid website.

Tuition and Fees Information

Visit our Tuition and Fees page to view information regarding fees.

Undergraduate Admissions Admitted Students