This page is designed as a resource for Academic Advisors. View this page for My USC Experience student resources.
What is My USC Experience?
My USC Experience consists of the many experiences both for credit and not for credit that students engage in while at USC that complements their major curriculum. Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore and engage in the vast opportunities that USC offers in order to maximize their education. Opportunities include participation in clubs, attending campus events, and experiential learning opportunities such as practicums, internships, study abroad, research, peer leadership, and service learning.
Each student's records of documented educationally purposeful activities, events and
programs are called their My USC Experience.
Available now to students who enrolled at USC in Fall 2018 and subsequent terms:
- Students can go to my.sc.edu to access their My USC Experience records
- Students can now create, store, and manage draft versions of USC Experience transcripts
- Students can designate one transcript for distribution to a prospective employer (when this feature is available, see below)
- Students can change the designation of which version of their transcript to distribute to an employer, prior to each order
- Students can order distribution of an official My USC Experience transcript to prospective employers, graduate schools, or other, using the Registrar’s transcript storefront (same location for academic transcripts).
Student & Advisor Access
My USC Experience records are available to students who were new freshmen or new transfers in Fall 2018 and later, and to their advisors. Students login at my.sc.edu and click on “View My USC Experience.” under the Academics heading. Students see a list of cataloged records that comprises the programs and events they’ve completed each term. Each student record is linked to a catalog entry describing the educational purpose of the program and the knowledge and skills students practice. These descriptions serve as an educational tool to help students reflect on their learning and to guide planning for future involvement. This information is useful in advising conversations as it provides a holistic view of a student’s college experience beyond the academic transcript.
View a sample My USC Experience co-curricular transcript [pdf].
Frequently Asked Questions
Students who were new freshmen or new transfer students in Fall 2018 or later. Their My USC Experience records are available to them and to their advisors.
Students have the option to “hide” a record from advisor/other view. Students are encouraged to keep all records visible to their advisor, but students may select “keep this private” for any record; the selected record will not be visible to advisors.
This is a relatively new system - new Engagements are being cataloged each term, and student records of participation in the cataloged Engagements can then be collected in the system.
Courses and programs are designated as ELO through a university review/approval process; information about approved experiences is recorded in My USC Experience. ELO course records do not replace academic records of course completion; rather, these records provide supplemental information about students’ experiences (e.g., employer name and location of internships).
Engagements include non-credit, educationally purposeful programs and events that have previously not been centrally documented in university information systems. Engagements are documented in catalog entries (similar to course syllabus) and student participation is systematically monitored and recorded.