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Student Orientation

Transfer students and incoming freshmen who plan to attend USCL in Fall 2019 are invited to attend one of USC Lancaster's Summer Orientation sessions.

2020 Student Orientation Sessions

Choose a date to register for your preferred session. Choose PAY NOW to pay the orientation fee. Please note paying for orientation does not automatically register you for orientation.


General Information

All accepted USCL students will receive an Orientation invitation by mail once their admission applications are finalized. In order to help us effectively plan for Orientation, you should register at least five business days before the session you want to attend.

The USCL orientation fee is $50.00 (non - refundable), and it may be paid online.  The orientation fee should be paid prior to the orientation date which you choose to attend.

Orientation check in begins at 8:30 am. Students should report to the Bradley Arts and Sciences building for orientation check in. For more detailed information concerning the orientation schedule, please take a look at the "Agenda".


  • Students must register in advance for an orientation session. Please do not report to Orientation without an advance reservation or fee payment.
  • PRIOR to attending orientation, you should take the ONLINE MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST. 

Go to USC Lancaster's Math Placement Test web page for those important instructions. 

The test is ninety minutes.  It must be completed on an individual basis.  Calculators are not allowed.  We recommend that all students take the practice test prior to the actual test. 

Results will be posted on Self-Service Carolina ( within three (3) business days. If the results are not posted, please email Dr. Alhaddad at or call USCL Admissions at 803-313-7073.

Remember that this test is not a reflection of your ability; it is simply used to place you into the appropriate mathematics course at USCL. Should you have any questions concerning the test, contact Dr. Shemsi Alhaddad ( at USC Lancaster.

Questions regarding your University of South Carolina username and password should be directed to the USC helpdesk in Columbia at 803-777-1800.