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International Accelerator Program

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Before you Start

Virtual Undergraduate and Graduate Checklist

Orientation date: January 6—8. You will receive the orientation schedule soon! 

If you are studying virtually from your home country, ensure that you meet the USC Virtual technical requirements.

To ensure that you are able to succeed in your coursework, there are certain technology requirements you must meet. Please ensure that you have:

      1. Either a Mac or Windows computer or laptop to participate in synchronous lectures. 
      2. A camera on your laptop—it is a requirement to be on video to get credit for class.
      3. The Google Chrome browser.
      4. Headphones with a microphone.
      5. Strong bandwidth (ie. internet speed). You can test your bandwidth here. Please ensure that your internet bandwidth is a minimum of:
        1. Receiving 1080p HD video requires 10.0 Mbps (up/down).
        2. Sending 1080p HD video requires 10.0 Mbps (up/down).
        3. Note: Using a hotspot from your phone or tablet will not suffice.

You must pay your tuition and fees in full, as per the deadline on your Statement of Fees. If you do not pay on time, you will have a hold on your account, and you will not be permitted to register for courses until payment has been received. 

Sing up for Multifactor Authentication using the instructions

 
  1. Go to MyHealthSpace, choose ‘Student or Faculty and Staff’ 
  2. Sign in using your Network Username and password, fill in date of birth 
  3. Go to ‘Downloadable Forms’ → Distance Learner Immunization Exemption Form → Download → Allow 
  4. Fill out the form, Term ‘Spring 2021’ 
  5. Sign and date, and then Upload to the ‘Distance Learner Immunization Exemption Form’ 
  6. Go to the bottom left of the page and click ‘Save’

The FERPA Disclosure Form allows us your consent to disclose information to parents, guardians, financial sponsors and agents. When submitting your FERPA Form use your applicant ID that's on your acceptance letter.

 Take your pre-program start ITEP test by December 14. You will receive an email with instructions in early December. Your test must be taken no earlier than December 1 to meet this requirement.
Send your offical scores to UofSC 

All incoming undergraduate USC students are required to take a math placement test before arriving on campus. You will need to complete this before you leave your home country. Follow the instructions here.

Academic English students starting at English Program for Internationals (EPI) DO NOT need to take the math placement test now.

 
    • Request an official transcript to be sent to USC electronically from UMB. Instructions are here and ordering the transcript happens through this link. 
    • Before orientation, print your unofficial transcript through the Wiser portal and add it to your application materials. International Direct students must bring unofficial transcripts to their academic advising appointment.
    • Review the AC Live FAQs

 

Please reach out to angi.wang@uofsc.org if you have any questions about the above Pre-Arrival steps.
 
December 10th, 2020 @8AM EST – please join us for the Pre-Arrival Webinar for students starting virtually at USC. 
    • Please download Zoom. Meeting link here.  
    • Meeting ID: 837 4314 8979 
    • Passcode: 651871

 

UofSC Live Checklist

UofSC Live students are enrolled in a Global Strategy Certificate or Master’s Start Business program. If you are in either of these programs, you must also complete the steps below prior to orientation.

         

  • Your mandatory orientation will take place on Sept. 7 and 8. Schedules and Zoom links will be distributed to you in emails leading up to the start of your program. You should plan to be in orientation from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sept.7 and 8.

Please visit Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to get started with your sign up. 

The FERPA Disclosure Form allows us your consent to disclose information to parents, guardians, financial sponsors and agents.

  • Go to MyHealthSpace, choose ‘Student or Faculty and Staff’
  • Sign in using your Network Username and password, fill in date of birth.
  • Go to ‘Downloadable Forms’ → Distance Learner Immunization Exemption Form → Download → Allow.

  • Fill out the form, Term ‘Fall 2020’.

  • Sign and date, and then Upload to the ‘Distance Learner Immunization Exemption Form’.

  • Go to the bottom left of the page and click ‘Save’.

     

  •  Please refer to your statement of fees to make the tuition payment. Payments can be made through Flywire and must be completed two weeks prior to the start of the program. 
  • As part of the Live-to-Device experience, we recommend all students purchase a second monitor. The experience is designed to be optimized with the use of the second monitor. You can find recommended specifications to purchase the monitor here.
  • Google Chrome is required for the use of UCommons. You will use UCommons, and therefore Google Chrome, for all of your Live lectures. You can download Google Chrome from the link here, if you are located in China, or the link here, if you are located anywhere outside of China.


  • UCommons is the platform you will use for all Live lectures. Within one week of confirming your enrollment, you will be able to set up UCommons. Please utilize the guide here to complete the setup.
  •  In order to attend your orientation, you will need Zoom. Zoom is the audio and video technology used as part of the virtual classroom experience. If you are located in China, you can download the Zoom app here. If you are located anywhere outside of China, you can download the Zoom app here. You do not need to sign up for an account.


 


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