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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are any courses offered in an eight-week format?

YES. Please check the master schedule for courses in session "3A or 3B". They include Bowling, Pilates, Rock Climbing, Shag Dance, Yoga, Zumba and others. We also offer CPR courses (PEDU 153) over 3 or 4 day blocks.

Are shower facilities and towel service available?

There are men's and women's facilities in the Blatt. You may complete a form and leave your ID at the desk, or pay a one-time fee for towel and laundry service. If you drop off dirty gym clothes, they will be washed for you each night. Towels are issued on an exchange basis—drop off a dirty towel and you will get a clean one.

Can I take an Activity class Pass/Fail?

Yes. Please note if your class starts late in a semester, you must register for pass/fail during the first few weeks of the semester. Otherwise, you may miss the deadline if you wait until the first week of class. 

Do I get a locker?

Lockers are available from the equipment issue desk, located on the second floor of the Blatt. Contact the office at 803-777-3878.

How do I find out what level of course is appropriate for me?

Contact the instructor. They will be able to assist you in determining which course you should enroll in.

If I miss class, can I make up the time?

The USC attendance policy states you cannot miss more than ten percent of class meetings without penalty. Typically, an absence that is not excused, or excused and not made up, is penalized by a deduction from your final grade. This penalty varies for classes meeting less than a full semester.

Is it possible for me to take the same physical activity class more than once for academic credit?

Yes. You can retake a course and earn the credit hours and GPA hours. Degree applicability is determined your college or school, however, so you will need to speak with your academic advisor.

Is it possible to audit physical activity courses?

Auditing classes in the Physical Activity Program is generally prohibited. Call 803-777-3239 for more information concerning auditing classes.

Is there anything I can do if a class is full?

Check the class schedule at Self Service Carolina. If an opening occurs, register immediately. If there are no openings by the first class meeting, go to the class and speak with the instructor to see if you can register for the class.

Should I dress for an activity  on the first day of class?

Expect to participate on the first day of class. Instructors often email their students with instructions prior to the first class.

What should I do if I anticipate missing the first day of class?

Contact the instructor and let them know you are not planning to drop the class.

What should I do if I can’t locate the building I have a class in?

If you cannot find a building after consulting the campus map, call 803-777-3172.

What should I do if I cannot contact an instructor?

Call 803-777-3239 or email naved@mailbox.sc.edu.

Where do off-campus classes meet?

You can check the class schedule on Self Service Carolina or call 803-777-3172.

Where is the Solomon Blatt PE Center?

The Blatt is located at 1300 Wheat Street. You must have a valid Carolina Card in order to use the facility.