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Newly Admitted Students

The following steps will take you from your acceptance to getting you ready for your first day of class. 

Step 1: Commit to UofSC Aiken

Tasks #1-3 of Step 1 can be completed in your Admissions Portal

Complete the “Reply to Offer of Admissions” form located at the bottom of your admissions portal to indicate your plan to attend UofSC Aiken.
Secure your place at UofSC Aiken by submitting your $100 enrollment deposit online. Once you submit the “Reply to Offer of Admission” form, wait about a minute, and then refresh the page. You should then see the option to pay your enrollment deposit.

NOTE: This does not apply to Spring 2021 students.

Pay Enrollment Deposit Now

Only required from degree seeking students and excludes students admitted for the Summer term.

Early submission of your FAFSA can be crucial. You should apply as soon as possible to receive consideration for financial aid. The new FAFSA is available ( each year on October 1. The UofSC Aiken financial aid school code is 003449. Students entering UofSC Aiken for the Fall semester will receive their financial aid offer (assuming FAFSA has been submitted and approved) online via Self Service Carolina beginning in early April.

After completing the FAFSA, then follow the other steps of the Financial Aid Checklist. 

Complete the Financial Aid Checklist

We need proof – doctor's signature or copy  – that the student has had their measles, mumps, and rubella two shot series. 

International students from many countries must also provide proof of tuberculosis screening. Further information about this requirement is included on the immunization form.

Students planning to live on campus will also need to provide proof of vaccination for meningitis.

Complete immunization form

If you do not plan to submit a FAFSA or we are unable to verify your citizenship through your FAFSA, you will be required to fill out a citizenship form located in your admissions portal.

Learn more about citizen verification

Step 2: Self Service Carolina Information

If you have not set up your “Next Steps” consultation with your Enrollment Counselor, it would benefit you to do this now, so we can help with the account set up process.

Set my accounts up myself

Set up a Next Steps consultation

If you wish to claim South Carolina in-state residency for tuition and state scholarship purposes, please do so by logging in to your SSC account and completing the “South Carolina Residency Certification” process (button at the top right of the SSC Student tab). The certification process also includes Richmond or Columbia County, Georgia citizens applying for in-state tuition rates at UofSC Aiken.

Step 3: Final Steps

The final steps all depend on your student type. Click on your student type below to learn more:

1. Submit your final HS transcript

You are required to submit your final high school transcript after graduation. This should include the type of diploma, the graduation date, as well as your class rank. Per state law, we are required to obtain this from each incoming freshman student. It is YOUR responsibility to request this from your school counselor. They will not accept the request from us.

2. Submit any AP/IB scores and/or dual enrollment transcripts

It is also your responsibility to contact the testing agency or college in which you received these credits. They must contain your final grades for the courses.  You will not receive college credit for courses you do not submit to us. 

UofSC Aiken's school code is 5840.

Accepted scores for course credits

3. Complete math placement test

If you did not submit your ACT/SAT test scores, you will be required to take a math placement test.

Complete math placement test now

4. Attend orientation to register for classes

Learn about orientation

1. Submit your official final college transcript

You must submit your final transcript for all colleges before being able to register for classes.

2. Attend orientation to register for classes 

Learn about orientation

1. Advisement
  1. If you are resuming the same major and have been out for up to two semesters, then contact your latest advisor to register for classes (you can see this in your student profile in SSC).
  2. If you have been out for more than a year, then contact the Center for Student Achievement to be assigned an advisor.
1. Attend orientation to register for classes 

Learn about orientation


Apply to UofSC Aiken. If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact our admissions staff.