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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. USC Sumter virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

New Student Checklist

Welcome to USC Sumter! As you prepare for your first semester, please be sure to review the items listed below and complete all requirements for each department. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We are here to help you every step of the way!

Before You Attend New Student Advisement and Registration...


1. Records & Advisement

2. Admissions

  • If you have not already done so, submit your citizenship verification form and documentation. You can also submit your state residency form
  • If tentatively accepted as a freshman prior to graduation, have your final official high school transcript and final SAT/ACT scores sent to the Admissions Office (see address on the right)

3. Financial Aid

  • Complete the 2019-20 FAFSA with our school code: 003426
  • Check in with the Financial Aid office at 803-938-3845 to complete additional steps (if applicable)

4. Student Life

  • Complete the Carolina Card Holder Agreement
  • Bring a government issued ID to receive your Student ID card
  • Provide your license plate number and a government issued ID to obtain a parking pass
  • Signing up for a Meal Plan? Log in to Self Service Carolina, click on account info, select the term, select your plan and submit. If you want to pay with cash or check, please arrange payment with Windy Brown in the Fire Ant Cafe.

...After Attending New Student Advisement and Registration


5. Business office

  • Once your classes are scheduled, check your account balance on Self Service Carolina (SSC)
  • If applicable, set up a payment plan by calling 803-938-3765