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Welcome to USC Upstate

Congratulations and welcome to the University of South Carolina Upstate! We are one of the fastest-growing universities in South Carolina and one of the leading metropolitan universities in the southeast.

USC Upstate is a community of faculty, staff and about 6,000 students from 26 states and 17 nations. Our beautiful 330-acre campus is located in Spartanburg, SC, a college town situated along the thriving I-85 economic corridor and within driving distance of beaches, the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and the professional, cultural and lifestyle possibilities offered by Atlanta and Charlotte. 

It is the perfect place to start the path to your future, and we are thrilled that you are considering USC Upstate as the beginning of that path. The information below will guide you through the steps you need to take in order to prepare to join the USC Upstate family. The transition to college is a big one, and we want to be there for you every step of the way. We are here to guide you, inspire you, encourage you and to let you be "you." 

Join us for Admitted Student Day on April 21, 2017!

You're in! What's next?

Claim your VIP ID

The first thing you must do to continue the enrollment process is claim your VIP ID. This will allow you to log into Self Service Carolina, where you will complete many of the steps for enrollment. You will use the site extensively during your time at Upstate.

Get Immunization Information

Complete the electronic immunization form and health history form. Both forms must be completed before registration. For information on immunization requirements, visit the Health Services website.

Complete the FAFSA

If you are seeking financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible following the completion of your tax return. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website.

Enrollment Deposit

All new Freshmen are required to submit a $100 enrollment deposit beginning fall 2017. Log into Self Service Carolina to complete your deposit.

Register for Orientation

Visit the orientation website for everything you need to know about Orientation. You’ll need to choose a date and make a reservation online as soon as possible.

Apply for Housing

If you are interested in on-campus housing, please submit the online housing application and $145 deposit. Log into Self Service Carolina to complete the application.

Verify Citizenship

All USC students must present proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S. before enrolling. If you have not completed the FAFSA, you will be required to complete a Citizenship Status Verification form and return it to the Admissions Office with all proper documentation.

Mail Your Test Scores

If you have taken any advanced placement tests or international baccalaureate credits during high school, you must have official test scores submitted electronically to the Records Office. Our school code is 5850.

Get a Meal Plan

If you wish to purchase a meal plan, you may contact Dining Services at 864-503-5900Detailed information on meal plans will also be available at orientation. A meal plan is required for all students living on campus. All commuter students are required to have a minimum $50 meal plan. For information on dining plans, visit the Dining Services website.

Pay Your Bill

Pay tuition and fees before classes begin in August. To pay your bill online, log in to Self Service Carolina. For more information, visit the Student Account Services website

Complete AlcoholEdu For CollegeAll USC Upstate freshmen and transfer students are required to partake in the AlcoholEdu for College course. Part 1 of the course must be completed by August 15, prior to move-in day. For more information regarding AlcoholEdu for College, visit the Health Education webpage.

Contact Us

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

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Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.