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Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations again on your admission to USC Aiken and welcome to our campus community! There are a few steps before you begin classes. You can begin working on the following items:

1). Set-Up Usernames and Passwords

Self Service Carolina, your USC Aiken student e-mail account and more. These are your tools to conduct official business with the University – apply for SC residency, accept financial aid offers, apply for housing, sign up for orientation, communicate with faculty, etc.

See how to set up usernames and passwords

2). Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Early submission of your FAFSA can be crucial. You should apply as soon as possible to receive consideration for financial aid. The new FAFSA is available (www.fafsa.gov) each year on October 1. The USC Aiken financial aid school code is 003449. Students entering USC Aiken for the Fall semester will receive their financial aid offer (assuming FAFSA has been submitted and approved) online via Self Service Carolina beginning in early April.

For more information, go to Financial Aid

3). Sign up for Orientation

View orientation information

Register for orientation

4). Apply for Housing

Submit your online application and $150 application fee/deposit

5). Citizenship and Residency

If you wish to claim SC in-state residency for tuition and state scholarship purposes, please do so by logging in to your SSC account and completing the “South Carolina Residency Certification” process (button at the top right of the SSC Student tab). The certification process also includes Richmond or Columbia County, Georgia citizens applying for in-state tuition rates at USC Aiken.

Verify your citizenship

(if you have not submitted the FAFSA)

6). Return Immunization Form

We need proof – doctor's signature or copy – that the student has had their measles, mumps, and rubella two shot series. International students from many countries must also provide proof of tuberculosis screening. Further information about this requirement is included on the immunization form. Students planning to live on campus will also need to provide proof of vaccination for meningitis.

Find out more about immunization requirements

Download Immunization Form

7). Complete Mandatory Campus Clarity Program

Access Campus Clarity Training

8). See which initial mathematics course you should take

Most students are now exempt from taking the Mathematics Placement Test; math placement is based on submitted ACT or SAT scores.

See which course you should take, based on your score

See if you meet other exemptions

See test instructions and take the Math Placement Test

9). Have AP/IB/other placement test scores sent to USC Aiken

USC Aiken's school code is 5840.

Accepted scores for course credits

10). Send transcripts

Have your official final high school or college transcript sent to USC Aiken Office of Admissions once you graduate or complete your final semester.

11). Attend Orientation, Register for classes

Register for classes, pay fees, and purchase text books for the semester.

Register for classes

Find books for your courses

Applicants

Apply to USC Aiken. If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact our admissions staff.