Guidelines for Completion Programs


For students completing a USC Aiken degree at USC Sumter

  • Degree completion students from USC Sumter who decide to finish their degree in Business with USC Aiken will be required to attend a maximum of 8 events, since the ICE requirement is 2 ICE events per semester and these students typically spend 2 years as a USC Aiken student.
  • At a minimum, these students will have to attend 4 ICE events up to a maximum of 8 events.
  • The actual number of ICE events required will be determined by the number of credit hours earned.
  • The number of ICE events for these change of campus students will be determined by the number of credit hours earned by these students when they become USC Aiken students.
  • The 8 events would represent the maximum a Sumter student would have to complete if it took that student 2 years to complete the degree. If it takes a student 3 years to complete the degree, the student would still only need to complete 8 ICE credits. If a student finished early, the number of ICE events required will be less and would be determined based on the number of semesters it took that student to complete the degree. If a student were to finish early, he or she would need to have his or her ICE requirement reevaluated.
  • Students can select to fulfill their ICE requirements by viewing online ICE events. Students will follow the same process as the RN-BSN and Palmetto College students in terms of access and submitting their event summary for approval.

For students completing a USC Aiken degree at USC Salkehatchie 

  • Degree completion students from USC Salk who decide to finish their degree in Education with USC Aiken will be required to attend a maximum of 6 events, since the ICE requirement is 2 ICE events per semester and these students typically spend 1.5 years as a USC Aiken student.
  • At a minimum, these students will have to attend 4 ICE events up to a maximum of 6 events.
  • The actual number of ICE events required will be determined by the number of credit hours earned.
  • The number of ICE events for these change of campus students will be determined by the number of credit hours earned by these students when they become USC Aiken students.
  • The 6 events would represent the maximum a Salk student would have to complete if it took that student 1.5 years to complete the degree. If it takes a student 3 years to complete the degree, that student would still only need to complete 6 ICE events. If a student finished early, the amount of ICE events required will be less and would be determined based on the number of semesters it took that student to complete the degree. If a student were to finish early, he or she would need to have his or her Ice requirement reevaluated.
  • Students can elect to fulfill their ICE requirements by viewing online ICE events. Students can assess the online portal by contacting Dr. Patricia Fears (patriciaf@usca.edu). Once viewed, students will complete the following for each event viewed: Title of the Event; Date of the Event; A one-page summary of the Event. This is to be sent to Dr. Tim Lintner (tlintner@usca.edu).