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Helping new students with the transition to university life

Orientation programs are offered to assist new students with the transition to life at USC Aiken.

Our orientation programs are centered on you, the new student. Throughout 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.

After receiving their official acceptance letter, students will receive an email containing orientation program information.

Students are not charged a fee to attend an orientation program. Parents/Family/Guest Tickets are $15/per person.

Want to see our Orientation "How-to" videos? Head over to Presence for those and more.

Before Attending Orientation

Please submit all records and documentation promptly to ensure your orientation goes as smoothly as possible and avoid any registration holds.

Be sure the following items are completed and/or submitted before orientation:

Please go to and click on the Newly Admitted Students tab for a complete list for what you need to do to be fully registered as a Pacer.

Math Placement

Due to the impact of COVID-19, students may take the math placement test (MPT) to improve their math placement for the upcoming term. The results of the MPT will be compared to the student's standardized test scores and highest placement will be granted. 

Students who do not have an SAT or ACT score should take the math placement test. 

We look forward to seeing you on campus!