Admitted Students


Congratulations on your USCB acceptance! Here are your next steps:

Call or text Admissions at 843-208-8055 for help navigating your next steps.

1. Reply to Your Offer of Admission via the Student Portal 

Reply to offer of admission

  • An enrollment deposit of $100 is only required for degree seeking students starting in the Fall 2022 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. Claim Your VIP ID 

  • You will find your VIP ID and your USC ID 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.   

3. Log In to Your USCB Email

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

4. Complete Your Application for In-state Tuition (SC Residency)

  • Click here for information on applying for in-state tuition.
  • REQUIRED for ALL new students and students reapplying to USCB.
  • ALL students who reside in South Carolina are required to apply for in-state tuition.  If you do not complete this application you will be charged the out of state tuition rate.

Apply for In-State Tuition

5. Complete Your Housing Application (Spring 22 only)

Complete Your Housing Application

6. Complete Required Pre-Registration Form

  • Includes citizenship and immunization history

COMPLETE YOUR PRE-REGISTRAtION FORM

7. Submit Official Final Transcripts

  • Freshman must have an official final high school transcript submitted by the high school after graduation.  Any dual enrollment courses, IB, and/or AP scores must be sent to admissions  prior to registering for classes.
  • Transfer students must have an official final college transcript sent from ALL previous institutions attended.

8. 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. 

9. Attend Sand Shark Registration Days 

registration info for spring 22!

10. Take Placement Test

  • Must be completed two weeks before attending a 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