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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. USC Lancaster virtual instruction is still set to begin March 23 and continue through the conclusion of final exams in May. Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page

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Student Orientation

Transfer students and incoming freshmen who plan to attend USCL in Fall 2020 are invited to attend one of USC Lancaster's Summer Orientation sessions. We offer 6 Orientation sessions over the summer. Dates this year are June 9, June 24, July 7, July 15, July 22, and August 12. If you believe you will be unable to attend orientation this summer please call 803-313-7066 IMMEDIATELY. Students who do not attend orientation may have to wait to register during our Final Registration Days event held August 17th and 18th. This is information regarding Parent Orientation.

2020 Student Orientation Sessions

Choose a date to register for your preferred session. Once completing the questionnaire portion of the registration form, you will be directed to the payment screen.

Register and Pay Here 

(Please click on the orientation session you wish to register and pay for)

General Information

All accepted USCL students will receive an Orientation invitation by mail once they have been fully admitted. In order to help us effectively plan for Orientation, you should register at least five business days before the session you want to attend.

The USCL orientation fee is $50.00 (non - refundable). You will pay at the same time you register online for orientation.

Orientation check in begins at 8:30 am in the Bradley Arts and Sciences building . For more detailed information concerning the orientation schedule, please take a look at the "Agenda".


  • Students must register in advance for an orientation session. Please do not report to Orientation without an advance reservation or fee payment.
  • PRIOR to attending orientation, you should take the ONLINE MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST. 

Go to USC Lancaster's Math Placement Test web page for those important instructions. 

The test is ninety minutes.  It must be completed on an individual basis.  Calculators are not allowed.  We recommend that all students take the practice test prior to the actual test. 

Results will be posted on Self-Service Carolina ( within three (3) business days. If the results are not posted, please email Dr. Alhaddad at or call USCL Admissions at 803-313-7073.

Remember that this test is not a reflection of your ability; it is simply used to place you into the appropriate mathematics course at USCL. Should you have any questions concerning the test, contact Dr. Shemsi Alhaddad ( at USC Lancaster.

Questions regarding your University of South Carolina username and password should be directed to the USC helpdesk in Columbia at 803-777-1800.