University of South Carolina



Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of South Carolina!

We're thrilled that you are considering joining the University of South Carolina for the spring 2015 semester. We've dedicated this page to resources, links, and forms you'll need to become an enrolled student. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you.

The first thing you'll need to do to conduct business with the University of South Carolina is set up your online account in Self Service Carolina. Self Service Carolina is your student account where you review financial aid information, register for classes at New Student Orientation, and review your grades after they're posted.

Make sure you have your acceptance letter on hand. The second page of the letter contains your VIP ID and the last four digits of your USC ID. You'll need these credentials to set up your password for Self Service Carolina. Click here to claim your VIP ID and set up access to your account:

Claim my VIP ID

Make note of both your VIP ID and your password.

If you have already claimed your VIP ID and set up your password, you can return to Self Service Carolina and access your online account by clicking here: You'll use your VIP ID and the password you created when you claimed your VIP ID.

Need help?

Check out these detailed instructions on how to set up your Self Service Carolina account.



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If you claim South Carolina residency for tuition purposes, you'll need to sign on to Self Service Carolina and complete a residency certification form.


Please visit to begin the New Student Orientation registration process.


Please visit for information about applying for on-campus housing.