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Critical Inquiry or CI (AFCI 101)

Beginning Fall 2011, all first-time freshmen are required to take AFCI 101 their first year.

Students are encouraged to take the course in their first semester unless degree requirements, athletics or other circumstances prevent them from doing so. These students must take AFCI 101 the following semester.

Transfer students are not required to take AFCI 101  Program Bulletin
Writing Intensive or WI

Beginning Fall 2011, students will take three (3) WI-designated courses after successfully completing ENGL 101 & 102 with a “C” or better.

Students must take a minimum of one (1) WI course within their major.

Advisors must check a student’s academic transcript to determine when a WI course was taken. Only WI courses taken after the successful completion of ENGL 101 & 102 will count towards the WI requirement.

A WI course taken prior to the successful completion of ENG 101 & 102 may count towards other General Education requirements (e.g. Humanities, nonWestern, etc.), but will not satisfy the WI requirement.

Transfer students are awarded WI credit based on the number of credit hours they have earned.

Since every student is required to complete his/her last 25% of coursework at USC Aiken, all transfer students will have to complete a minimum of one (1) WI course in their major to satisfy the WI requirement.

The advisor should tell the student that they will need to complete at least one (1) WI course in their major. If more WI courses are required, the students progress report will reflect this prior to the next registration period after the transfer hours have been officially verified by the Records office. 

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InterCurricular Enrichment or ICE

Beginning Fall 2009, all first-time freshmen are required to complete sixteen (16) approved ICE events prior to graduation.

It is recommended that students complete at least two (2) ICE events per semester or four (4) per year, but students should be encouraged to take advantage of as many ICE events as possible their freshman year.

Students can monitor their ICE event credits via SSC.

Transfer students are awarded ICE credit based on the number of credit hours they have earned.

Since every student is required to complete their last 25% of coursework at USC Aiken, transfer students will have to attend at least four (4) ICE events. The actual number of ICE events required is determined based on credit hours earned.

The advisor should tell the student that they will need to attend at least four (4) ICE events. If more ICE events are required, the students progress report will reflect this prior to the next registration period after transfer hours have been officially verified by the Records office. 

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