Next Steps

Congratulations again on your admission to USC Aiken and welcome to our campus community! There are several steps before you begin classes in August.  You can begin working on the following items:

  1. Confirm your Enrollment
    Confirm your enrollment at or by sending in the postcard from your admission packet.
  2. Set-Up Usernames and Passwords.
  3. Apply for Housing
    Submit your online application HERE.  Follow-up with your signed contract and $150 application fee/deposit in order to complete the process.
  4. Take the Math Placement Test
    Nearly all students admitted to USC Aiken should take the test.  Find out more and take the test HERE.
  5. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    The Financial Aid priority deadline is March 15.  Early submission of your FAFSA can be crucial.  However, after these dates, you should still apply as soon as possible to receive consideration for financial aid.  USC Aiken financial aid code is 003449 - for more information, go to Financial Aid.
  6. Return Immunization Form
    We need proof (doctor's signature or copy) that the student has had their measles, mumps, and rubella two shot series.  Students planning to live on campus will also need to provide proof of vaccination for meningitis.  You can find the formin the back of your acceptance packet or online at Immunization.
  7. Citizenship and Residency
    If you receive a letter indicating you need to complete a citizenship or residency form, please do so and return it to the appropriate office.  If you are trying to claim in-state residency, but live in Richmond or Columbia County, Georgia, you must complete the Richmond/Columbia County Residency Form.  For all other citizenship and residency forms, visit Citizenship and Residency.
  8. Sign up for Orientation 
    You will receive an invitation from the Office of Student Life via snail mail in late March/early April.  For more information about Orientation, visit the New Student Orientation page.
  9. Financial Aid & Scholarship Award Notification  
    Students entering USC Aiken in Fall 2015 will receive their financial aid offer via US Postal Service beginning in late April and will then need to log in to their Self Service Carolina account to accept or decline their awards.
  10. Have AP/IB/other placement test scores sent to USC Aiken  
    USC Aiken's school code is 5840.  For information on scores we accept, visit AP/IB/CLEP Placement credit.
  11. Have your official final high school or college transcript sent to USC Aiken Office of Admissions once you graduate or complete your final semester.
  12. Register, pay fees, and purchase text books for the semester
  13. Attend Freshman Convocation 
    For more information about convocation and other first year student resources visit First Year Experience.