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Before You Arrive

Start preparing for your Fall Transfer Student Orientation by taking care of the preliminary details.


For Transfer Students

You are classified as a transfer student if you currently attend a post-secondary institution, or you have in the past, and you are coming to the University of South Carolina to continue your education.

 Planning for Orientation

There some things you will need to do ahead of time to make sure you are able to register for classes and fully participate in orientation activities.

  1. Complete your advising homework.
    Complete your Advising Worksheet.

  2. Take your math placement test online.
    Your math placement test should be taken at least two weeks prior to your orientation session.
    More about math placement testing »

  3. Register to take your foreign language placement test.
    The foreign language placement test should be taken before you attend Orientation
    More about foreign language placement testing »

  4. Submit residency, citizenship and immunization records. 
    It is crucial that you submit your residency informationcitizenship verification and immunization records prior to orientation to prevent holds on your account during the registration process.

  5. Request your CarolinaCard, your official university ID, online.
    To receive your CarolinaCard complete the Cardholder Agreement and upload your photo 72 hours prior to Orientation. If your photo is accepted, the CarolinaCard Office will send a confirmation email. 

What to have available

  • VIP ID and password
    You will use this throughout orientation, so please plan to memorize it or write it down in advance of your session.
  • Transcripts and records
    This includes AP/IB scores, high school transcripts, immunization records, your advising worksheet and any other relative correspondence.
  • Completed Advising Worksheet »

    You will need this to register for classes. 

  • Appropriate Technology and Internet Access
    In order to participate in virtual Orientation, you will need to have appropriate technology such as a laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile device. It is strongly encourage that you utilize a laptop or desktop for your Day of Orientation. Additionally, you will need access to a high-speed Internet connection. If you are unable to access one or both of these, please let us know in the accommodations sections of your Orientation Reservation Portal. 


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