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New Lancer Orientation

Welcome to Lancer Nation! Now that you have been admitted, we invite you to use this page as a new Lancer checklist in preparation for the upcoming semester.

USC Lancaster Students

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the items below, please feel free to contact via live chat.

 New Lancer Checklist

  • Submit a copy of your immunization records to These must be received by the end of your first semester.
  • Verification of two MMR's is needed. (scanned and photo copies are accepted)
  • Directions
  • Set up your account. (You will need the VIP ID from your acceptance letter to claim your account)
  • Be sure to save your user name, user id, email and password. 
  • Visit Account Claiming Help Page if you need assistance.

Completing your degree at the University of South Carolina will require math and foreign language courses. If you have not already completed these requirements, our placements will help determine which course(s) you need.

  • Once your final high school and/or college grades are posted, be sure to submit your official transcripts to our Office of Admissions at
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previous institution (high school or college).
  • If you would like to confirm receipt, email admissions at or live chat.
  • Begin the financial aid process by completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
  • Be sure to add USC Lancaster’s school code, 003426.
  • Please note: Students starting in the fall semester must complete the 2021-22 application.

Attention 2021 Fall II Registrants

Students beginning online courses for Fall II on October 18th, 2021 have the option of attending one of two online orientation sessions. Click the preferred date below to register.

New Lancer Orientation Fall II Session A 

October 5, 2021, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


New Lancer Orientation Fall II Session B

October 14, 2021, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Students enrolling in courses beginning Spring 2022 should check back for Orientation updates later this fall.