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Most of our consultations take place in the Writing Center itself (H&SS 112). Working one-on-one allows consultants to assist clients in improving their work. Expect a conversation about writing and how to improve your paper. Our consultations are only available during business hours, so please plan ahead and make an appointment. Our busiest times are at the beginning and end of the semesters.

What is ICE? 

Inter-Curricular Enrichment, or ICE, is a university-wide initiative aimed at engaging USC Aiken students through a series of diverse curricular enrichment opportunities. Such events span the academic curriculum. In addition, ICE is a graduation requirement for all USC Aiken students.
 

When do I have to complete the ICE requirement?

All ICE credits must appear on Degree Works prior to graduation. Please allow time for Dr. Lintner to review the summaries and have your credits submitted to DegreeWorks.

ICE Due Dates

December Graduates     

December 1

May Graduates

May 1

August Graduates

August 1
 

How many ICE credits do I need?

USC Aiken Palmetto College, Aiken at Salk, and Aiken at Sumter students must complete a maximum of eight (8) ICE credits. Fewer may be required based on credit hours prior to becoming an Aiken student. This calculation will be done after all of the student's credit hours are entered in to Self-Service Carolina.
 

How do I complete my ICE credits? 

Palmetto College students receive ICE credit by viewing University approved videos which can be accessed here. For each event watched, students will complete an ICE event summary. This consists of a one-page summary/reflection of the event in question. Each ICE event viewed must be submitted using this portal.

 

Access Online ICE Events

 

For questions, please contact your Academic Advisor. 

Questions About  Policy for Students Who Enter as Freshmen   Policy for Transfer Students (What should I tell transfer students?) For More Information 
Critical Inquiry or CI (AFCI 101)

Beginning Fall 2011, all first-time freshmen are required to take AFCI 101 their first year.

Students are encouraged to take the course in their first semester unless degree requirements, athletics or other circumstances prevent them from doing so. These students must take AFCI 101 the following semester.

Transfer students are not required to take AFCI 101  Program Bulletin
Writing Intensive or WI

Beginning Fall 2011, students will take three (3) WI-designated courses after successfully completing ENGL 101 & 102 with a “C” or better.

Students must take a minimum of one (1) WI course within their major.

Advisors must check a student’s academic transcript to determine when a WI course was taken. Only WI courses taken after the successful completion of ENGL 101 & 102 will count towards the WI requirement.

A WI course taken prior to the successful completion of ENG 101 & 102 may count towards other General Education requirements (e.g. Humanities, nonWestern, etc.), but will not satisfy the WI requirement.

Transfer students are awarded WI credit based on the number of credit hours they have earned.

Since every student is required to complete his/her last 25% of coursework at USC Aiken, all transfer students will have to complete a minimum of one (1) WI course in their major to satisfy the WI requirement.

The advisor should tell the student that they will need to complete at least one (1) WI course in their major. If more WI courses are required, the students progress report will reflect this prior to the next registration period after the transfer hours have been officially verified by the Records office. 

Program Bulletin 
InterCurricular Enrichment or ICE

Beginning Fall 2009, all first-time freshmen are required to complete sixteen (16) approved ICE events prior to graduation.

It is recommended that students complete at least two (2) ICE events per semester or four (4) per year, but students should be encouraged to take advantage of as many ICE events as possible their freshman year.

Students can monitor their ICE event credits via SSC.

Transfer students are awarded ICE credit based on the number of credit hours they have earned.

Since every student is required to complete their last 25% of coursework at USC Aiken, transfer students will have to attend at least four (4) ICE events. The actual number of ICE events required is determined based on credit hours earned.

The advisor should tell the student that they will need to attend at least four (4) ICE events. If more ICE events are required, the students progress report will reflect this prior to the next registration period after transfer hours have been officially verified by the Records office. 

Program Bulletin 

The Admissions staff at the University of South Carolina Aiken understands that the college selection process can be overwhelming. Our staff is dedicated and prepared to help you with information about the University and our admissions process.

Your enrollment counselor is your personal contact at USC Aiken. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact him/her.

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