Information • FAQ's
students and incoming freshmen who plan to attend USCL in Fall
2015 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 PLACEMENT TEST.
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 determine which test to take for your major,
please visit https://assess.math.sc.edu/public/MPTbyMajor.pdf.
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.