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International Accelerator Program

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Before you Start

Virtual Undergraduate and Graduate Checklist

Summer 2021:

  • Academic English - Please make your calendar and plan for orientation from May 19-24. Class begins on May 25.
  • Accelerator Students - Please mark your calendar and plan for orientation from May 26-30. Class begins on June 1.
Fall 2021:
  • All students - Please plan to arrive at USC on August 11 between 9AM-4PM to move in, and for August 12-18 orientation. Class begins on August 19.

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. 

1. Sign up for the multi-factor authentication using the instructions

2. Watch this video and learn how to sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

3. After setting up MFA, fill out this form to submit your account information to the IAP team. 

    • After submitting, please wait 48 hours before moving onto Step 5.
Once you finished step 4 and set up your MFA:
    1. Go to https://blackboard.sc.edu and log in with your VIP ID and password.
    2. Click “Courses” on the left.
    3. Look for “Your_program_name Orientation”. For example, if you are an EAP student, you should look for “EAP Orientation”.
    4. Once you click into your orientation, click on “How to use this Blackboard Orientation?” and follow the steps to complete all the Pre-Arrival Steps.
Please reach out to angi.wang@uofsc.org if you have any questions about the above steps.
 

 

 

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.

         

Fall 2021

August 21, 3PM - 7:30 PM Doha time, GSI Live Classroom

In order to access your course support and English instruction (if needed) and at-home professional development workshops and opportunities, ensure that you meet the USC Virtual technical requirements.

Please ensure that you have:

  1. Either a Mac or Windows computer or laptop to participate in synchronous sessions. 
  2. A camera on your laptop—this is required for at-home professional development workshops, English coursework and recommended for all other support.
  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.

Contact Achraf El-Amine at AElAmine@gsi-qatar.org or +974 7771 5439 to pay your tuition.

1. Sign up for the multi-factor authentication using the instructions

2. Watch this video and learn how to sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

3. After setting up MFA, fill out this form to submit your account information to the IAP team. 

  • After submitting, please wait 48 hours before moving onto Step 5.

 

Once you finished step 4 and set up your MFA:

  1. Check your UofSC email for an email with the subject ‘Register Your UCommons Account’. This will provide detailed instructions on how to register and log into UCommons. Check out UCommons Platform Training here
  2. Then go to https://ucommons.com/register and use the login credentials provided in the email to register your account.
  3. Once you’ve logged into UCommons, you can update your profile on the left-hand side. Please edit your name and add a profile picture.
  4. From the main screen, click into your Orientation course entitled “My UofSC Resources” and click on step one. Follow the instructions to complete all the steps.


 


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