Admitted Students


Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance to USCB!  Here are your next steps.

Questions?  Call or text our Admissions office at 843-208-8055!

1. Reply to your offer of admission via the Student Portal 

Reply to offer of admission

  • An enrollment deposit of $100 is required for degree seeking students starting in the Fall semester. Pay enrollment deposit via the Student Portal button above.
  • The deposit is due no later than June 1.  If the student is accepted after June 1, payment is due within two weeks of acceptance.
  • May 1 is the deadline to request a refund of the enrollment deposit.

2. Sand Shark Registration Day - HAPPENING NOW!

  • Register for Fall classes, tour a residence hall, discuss financial aid, and MORE!
  • In person and virtual dates are available.

Register NOW!

3. Claim your VIP ID 

  • You will first need to obtain your VIP ID and your USC ID, which are on the bottom of your acceptance letter.
  • Go to https://myaccount.sc.edu and select ‘Account Claiming’.  Follow the setup wizard to set your Network/VIP ID password, establish your security questions, setup your Sand Shark Alerts, and enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication. If you are transferring from within the USC System, you will need to change your Preferred University Email Address to your @email.uscb.edu address within https://myaccount.sc.edu ‘Update Account Settings’. If you need any help during the claiming process, directions can be found on the USCB ITSS Documentation Page.   
    NOTE: Please be sure to remember your Email Address, Network ID, VIP ID, and password. These will become important throughout the Next Steps process.   

4. Log in to your USCB Email

  • Go to https://portal.office.com and enter your Email Address and password. Email communicaitons including housing, financial aid, and admissions updates, will be sent to this mailbox.

5. Complete Your Housing Application

  • Available now!

Complete Your Housing Application

6. Apply for In-State Tuition

Apply for In-State Tuition

7. Complete Your Immunization Form

  • Required for Enrollment

Complete Your Immunization Form

8. Complete Your Citizenship Form

  • Required for Enrollment

Complete Your Citizenship Form

9. Submit Final Transcripts

  • Freshman must submit a final high school transcript after high school graduation (due July 1st). Submit any dual enrollment, IB, and/or AP scores to the Admissions department prior to Sand Shark Registration.
  • Transfer students must submit an official final college transcript from ALL previous Institutions attended.

10. Log in to Self Service Carolina

  • Self Service Carolina is where you register for classes, pay your bill, and view final grades. Log in by going to https://my.uscb.edu and clicking on Self Service Carolina. Your logon credentials can be either your Network or VIP ID that you claimed in the previous step.
  • Login to https://my.carolinacard.sc.edu with your Network ID and select Photo Upload on the left hand side of the page. Upload a photo for your ID card here. Please pay close attention to the photo requirements. 

11. Take Placement Test

  • Must be completed two weeks before attending Sand Shark Registration Day.
  • Questions? Contact Advising at 843-208-8049 or email: Advising@uscb.edu.

Take My Placement Test

FAQs

Contact the Office of Admissions

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone (843) 208-8055
Fax (843) 208-8290
Email admissions@uscb.edu

admissions staff