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New Student Checklist

Welcome to the USC Salkehatchie Family! Now that you have been admitted, we invite you to use this page as a new student checklist in preparation for the upcoming semester.


Pre-Registration Checklist

  • Set up your account. (You will need the VIP ID from your acceptance letter to claim your account)
  • Be sure to save your user name, user id, email and password. 
  • For step-by-step guidance, watch our Account Setup Tutorial.
New students are required to attend new student orientation.  Orientation is a one-day event held prior to the beginning of the fall semester.  Multiple date options help ensure you will have the opportunity to attend.  Register early to ensure seat availability.  

 Post-Registration Checklist

  • Once your final high school grades are posted, be sure to submit your official transcripts to our admissions office at
  • Submit your college transcript, if applicable (transfer and dual enrollment students)
  • Official transcripts can also be mailed to:
    USC Salkehatchie, P.O. Box 617, Allendale, SC 29810
  • If you would like to confirm if these have been received, call 803-525-2223 (call or text).
  • Completing your degree at the University of South Carolina will require math and foreign language courses. If you have not already completed these requirements, our placements will help determine which course(s) you need. These are not required for your first semester, but we encourage you to complete your placements this summer as you prepare for the upcoming academic year.
  • Click here to take your Math Placement.
  • Click here to sign up for your Foreign Language Placement.
  • Complete your Residency Verification Form and send it to
  • For mail submission of documents, please send to:
    USC Salkehatchie, P.O. Box 617, Allendale, SC 29810
  • If you would like to check your status, call 803-525-2223  (call or text).
You may be eligible for a scholarship!  Apply at using a simple form on our website.