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Freshman Student Enrollment Checklist

Print this numbered list to help guide you through the enrollment process.

If you have any questions, contact the office of admissions.

  1. Attend college fair or ed op program
  2. Visit campus: open house, fabulous Friday or private appointment
  3. Take SAT/ACT: request scores to be forwarded to admissions office
  4. Submit application with application fee or apply online
  5. Ask guidance counselor to mail high school transcript to admissions office
  6. Get AP/IB credit: request test scores to be mailed to records office
  7. Claim your VIP ID. Detailed instructions can be found in your welcome packet or online
  8. Setup your Upstate Self Service Carolina and email account
  9. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The University of South Carolina Upstate Federal School Code is 006951.
  10. Pay $100 Freshman Deposit
  11. Apply for on-campus housing
  12. Make orientation reservation
  13. Complete placement testing prior to orientation
  14. Submit immunization records and health history form
  15. Submit citizenship verification information
  16. If you believe you are a legal resident of South Carolina, you must complete the South Carolina resident certification through the online application portal
  17. Send final high school transcript after graduation
  18. Attend freshman orientation
  19. Pay tuition and fees
  20. Contact your roommate before coming to campus
  21. Move into campus housing
  22. Attend AGOGE program (Fall semester only)


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USC Upstate Admissions
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Tel: 864-503-5246
Toll-free: 800-277-8727

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