Transfer and Non-Traditional Students are students who, 1) are transferring to USC Aiken from another institution with more than 15 credit hours; 2) have attended another UofSC system campus and earned more than 15 credit hours; or, 3) have been out of high school for at least five years.

As a new student for Fall 2020, transfer students must attend an orientation program to assist with a smooth transition to UofSC Aiken.

During the orientation program, you will be introduced to faculty, staff, and students and be given an opportunity to begin learning about your opportunities and responsibilities as a student.  During orientation, you will meet with your academic advisor, become informed about your academic program and degree requirements, and register for Fall 2020 classes.


Summer 2020 Orientation Sessions

Note that the June and July orientation dates will be virtual. The August orientation will be on campus. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Virtual Format

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Virtual Format

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

In-person on campus


Program Schedule

The orientations in June and July will be held virtually. All login instructions and links will be sent via email prior to scheduled orientation program.

8:45 AM

Check In/Log In

Log into Microsoft Teams.

9:00 AM

Welcome & Intro of the Day

Welcome and schedule review for the day.

9:15 AM

SSC & Blackboard Overview

Log into Self Service Carolina to learn how to search and register for classes. Log into Blackboard to update your email address, and learn about your classes and the functions of this platform.

10:00 AM

Major Session with Faculty

Walk through your major requirements and information with a Faculty member, ask questions, and get to know the curriculum.

11:00 AM

Closing

Instructions on advisement, registering for classes, and announcements.

11:40 PM- 5:00 PM  

Advising & Registration Opens

Meet virtually with your advisor during your specific appointment time to select your classes for fall 2020. Pacesetters are on standby to help you register for your classes.

1:00 PM 

Live Q&A w/ Pacesetters

Get to know UofSC Aiken from a student perspective, and ask any lingering questions about life on campus and orientation.

2:30 PM Live Q&A w/ Pacesetters

Get to know UofSC Aiken from a student perspective, and ask any lingering questions about life on campus and orientation.

4:00 PM Live Q&A w/ Pacesetters

Get to know UofSC Aiken from a student perspective, and ask any lingering questions about life on campus and orientation.


Parent/Family Orientation

In order for parents/family members to access the virtual parent/family orientation program on the day of the student's orientation program, please have the student pre-register parents/family members through the student's orientation account at https://www.usca.edu/orientation.

The parent/family orientation program is designed for parents/family to gain insight into the types of adjustments that the students and their families will experience during the college years.

If a parent/family registration fee has already been paid, you will receive a refund prior to your student's scheduled orientation program.

We hope that you can take part in our orientation this summer and look forward to seeing you and your student on campus this fall.

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