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students and incoming freshmen who plan to attend USCL in Fall 2016 are invited to attend one of USC Lancaster's Summer Orientation
All accepted USCL students will receive an Orientation invitation
by mail once their admission applications are finalized. In
order to help us effectively plan for Orientation, you should
register at least five business days before the session you want
to attend. You may contact Laura Humphrey Carnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(803) 313-7066 with any questions.
The USCL orientation fee is $50.00, and it may be paid with
cash or check in the USCL Business Office between 8:00 am and
5:00 pm. The orientation fee should be paid prior to the
orientation date which you choose to attend.
must register in advance for an orientation session.
Please do not report to Orientation without an advance reservation
or fee payment.
attending orientation, you should take the ONLINE MATHEMATICS
Go to USC
Lancaster's Math Placement Test web page for those
important instructions. If you are unable to take the Math
Placement test before you arrive on campus, we will provide
you with a space to do so at 3:45pm on the first day of
orientation. However, it is in your best interest
to take this test before arriving to orientation.
To determine which test to take for your major,
please visit https://assess.math.sc.edu/public/MPTbyMajor.pdf.
The test is ninety minutes. It must be
completed on an individual basis. Calculators are not
allowed. We recommend that all students take the practice
test prior to the actual test.
Once you have completed the test, you will be
instructed to print out a score sheet. Please do so and bring
this with you to your chosen Orientation session.
Remember that this test is not a reflection of
your ability; it is simply used to place you into the appropriate
mathematics course at USCL. Should you have any questions concerning
the test, contact Dr. Shemsi Alhaddad (alhaddad(at)mailbox.sc.edu)
at USC Lancaster.
Questions regarding your University of South
Carolina username and password should be directed to the USC
helpdesk in Columbia at 803-777-1800.