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New Student Checklist

Welcome to Palmetto Pathway! As you transition into your first semester, please be
sure to review and complete the items listed below. If you have any questions or
concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Laura Carnes at 803-576-6045.

Your journey begins by following these next steps:

1.  Set up your Self Service Carolina and email accounts

  • Claim your account
  • Set-up Multifactor Authentication. (You must first know your password and
    you must then verify your identity by receiving a push notification. The free Duo
    Security app is the easiest and fastest way)
  • Claim your Network Username .
  • A tutorial is available to assist you with claiming and accessing your accounts. Be
    sure to check your university email on a regular basis as important
    communications from Financial Aid, Admissions, and various campus
    departments will only be sent to your university email.

2. Submit your Citizenship Verification Form and Documentation.

3. Submit your Immunization Form and provide proof of immunizations.

4. Submit your SC Residency Certification form in Self-Service Carolina that matches
 your start term (Fall, Spring, or Summer) AND year. This online form MUST BE done to
 qualify for in-state tuition.

5. Complete the Math Placement Test before your Orientation date. A Foreign
Language Placement Test MAYBE required but discuss this with your academic

6. Complete your FAFSA application and be sure to add USC Lancaster.

7. Housing Instructions and Housing Application

8. New Student Orientation. You'll receive information about New Student Orientation dates and registration at a later date.