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International Student Services

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The Required International Student Check-In

As a new student, you probably have a few questions about being a student at UofSC. We encourage you to use Blackboard. We put as much information as possible there so that you are prepared for your first semester.

Required for New Student Check-In:

  1. Complete all required modules and forms on Blackboard - this is required for all students, even students who will study remotely in Fall 2020. 
  2. Complete the Arrival Intake Form if you are arriving in person
  3. Sign-up for a Check-In time at the ISS Office if you are arriving in-person.

We look forward to seeing you at the Required International Student Meeting. Continually check for additional information.

Other International Students (non F-1 and J-1): You are not required to make an in-person appointment with ISS. Howeve you are required to submit a copy of your visa and immigration documents to our office. Email with your documents (i.e. your green card, visa, notice of action, etc).

More Information:

If you will be in the U.S. for the Fall 2020 semester, you will need to schedule a face-to-face check-in appointment at the ISS Office. It will be a very quick appointment.

If you will be enrolling from your home country in Fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no face-to-face check in requirement.


F-1 and J-1 International Students: All new F-1 or J-1 international students arriving in the U.S. must check in with ISS. If you are transferring from another school or institution in the United States, you are still required to check in with us.


Please check Blackboard. We will provide all information regarding check-in procedure there.


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