How do I access VIP?

Check out our VIP Tutorial for information about VIP and its functions.

What if I received financial aid and need to withdraw or drop classes?

Check with the Financial Aid Office because dropping courses or withdrawing can result in your having to pay back a portion of Financial Aid funding received and can affect your ability to receive Financial Aid in the future. If you still plan to drop or withdraw, follow the instructions in your schedule.

What if the book for one of my classes isn’t in the bookstore ?

Don’t panic. If the bookstore runs out of books, they order more right away. In a matter of days, you’ll have your book. Just make sure the folks in the bookstore know which book you’ll need.

Who helps me drop or add a class?

You may drop or add a class on the Web. Do not just stop going to that class or that could result in an F. Consult with your advisor and follow the instructions in your schedule to drop or add on the Web.

I am a veteran. Who do I see to be certified for my benefits?

Julie Hadwin is the certification officer for the Salkehatchie campus. See her on Fee Payment Day or before, or call her as soon as possible, and she will process certification forms.

Who do I see if my financial aid is not in by the time school starts?

Come to Fee Payment Day and speak with a financial aid staff member. There are several alternatives, but you must come in to see Financial Aid and get some kind of form to take to the Business Office, or you will not be able to attend classes. Remember, there are alternatives and we will work with you.

Where do I get a parking sticker?

They are on sale at Fee Payment Day. After that, you may purchase them from the Business Office on either campus.

How do I pay my tuition after registration day?

Visit the Business Office on either campus to pay. You must pay by the end of the first week of class in order to attend classes.

How do I correct an error on my class schedule?

If there is an error that you can not fix on the Web, then see Carmen Brown, Marian Easterlin or Jane Brewer in the Admissions Office on West Campus (Allendale). Visit the main office on East Campus (Walterboro). Tell them the problem. They’ll help you straighten it out.

How do I register for classes?

As soon as the current schedule is posted on the web, you can make an appointment with your advisor to sign up for your classes. If you do not know who your advisor is, or you are a new student, call the Admissions Office on West Campus (Allendale) at 584-3446 or toll-free at 1-800-922-5500; or on East Campus (Walterboro) call the main office at 549-6314 for an advisement appointment. Take a copy of the advisement form to the admissions office in Allendale or the main office in Walterboro to have the advisement hold removed. You will be responsible for registering yourself on the Web. NOTE: You can not register for classes on the Web until your ADMISSIONS IS FINAL. If a class that you selected fills up while you are finalizing your admissions, you will need to see your advisor about another class.

What are your admission deadlines ?

USC Salkehatchie does not have a formal application deadline, and we will work with students to get you admitted and enrolled up until the day classes begin. However, we recommend that you apply and have all admissions materials to us at least one month prior to classes beginning, in order to have access to the most class options. The earlier you are accepted, the earlier you can be advised and enroll in classes, without worrying about classes reaching capacity.

Do I need to take the SAT or ACT?

All students under 25 years of age must have taken the SAT or ACT and have those scores sent to USC Salkehatchie. A minimum score is not required for admission to the campus, but a score must be on file before students can register for their first semester. Test scores may impact requirements for transfer to other USC campuses, as students with lower SAT/ACT scores may be required to complete 30 semester hours before changing campus.

How long will it take my financial aid to come in?

You need to check with the financial aid office, as it depends on your individual situation.

How can I get holds taken off of my record?

If the hold is placed because you owe a balance, it will not be removed until the balance is paid in full.

 

If I have a balance due can I set up a payment plan?

We do not set up  payment plans for past due balances.  You just pay what you can when you can until it is paid in full.

 

What is the deferment plan and how does it work?

We take 25% of the balance due at fee payment for spring and fall semesters and break the remaining balance into payments of 25% each.  For summer semester we take 50% at fee payment and the remaining is due the following month.

 

When can I get my financial aid overage?

We disperse overage checks on fee payment day and anytime after that.

 

Can textbooks be purchased early?

Yes, textbooks can be purchased early!  In fact, we encourage it!  The bookstore makes every effort to have textbooks on hand before classes start so students may purchase used books first!

Why do the prices of textbooks change at times during the same semester?

At the time of ordering, the bookstore has no control over the publishers price.  If the bookstore sells out and makes a reorder of the same textbook, the price could go up or down, depending on demand.

How do I access VIP?

Check out our VIP Tutorial for information about VIP and its functions.

What are your admission deadlines ?

USC Salkehatchie does not have a formal application deadline, and we will work with students to get you admitted and enrolled up until the day classes begin. However, we recommend that you apply and have all admissions materials to us at least one month prior to classes beginning, in order to have access to the most class options. The earlier you are accepted, the earlier you can be advised and enroll in classes, without worrying about classes reaching capacity.

Do I need to take the SAT or ACT?

All students under 25 years of age must have taken the SAT or ACT and have those scores sent to USC Salkehatchie. A minimum score is not required for admission to the campus, but a score must be on file before students can register for their first semester. Test scores may impact requirements for transfer to other USC campuses, as students with lower SAT/ACT scores may be required to complete 30 semester hours before changing campus.

What about transcripts?

We must receive a copy of your final, official high school transcript or GED, as well as transcripts for any other academic work you have completed, such as at another college or technical school. Those institutions can send transcripts directly to us – please contact them and ask them to do so.

How do I apply to USC Salkehatchie?

New students in the USC system can apply online or use a paper application from our office. Call 1-800-922-5500 for an admissions packet. If you are coming to us from another USC campus, please fill out a Change of Campus form in your school’s admissions office.

Can textbooks be purchased early?

Yes, textbooks can be purchased early!  In fact, we encourage it!  The bookstore makes every effort to have textbooks on hand before classes start so students may purchase used books first!

Why do the prices of textbooks change at times during the same semester?

At the time of ordering, the bookstore has no control over the publishers price.  If the bookstore sells out and makes a reorder of the same textbook, the price could go up or down, depending on demand.

Are textbooks kept semester/year round?

No, textbooks are returned to the publishers within the allotted time the publishers provide the bookstore at the time of ordering.

When is the last day to return textbooks to the bookstore for a refund?

At the time of purchase, a return policy slip is provided to students that show our return policy and the last day to return textbooks for a refund.

When is the Book Buy Back?

Usually, the Book Buy Back is held at the end of each spring and fall semester.  We coordinate with the publisher on the dates the Book Buy Back will be held at both, the West and East Campuses.

How long will it take my financial aid to come in?

You need to check with the financial aid office, as it depends on your individual situation.

How can I get holds taken off of my record?

If the hold is placed because you owe a balance, it will not be removed until the balance is paid in full.

 

If I have a balance due can I set up a payment plan?

We do not set up  payment plans for past due balances.  You just pay what you can when you can until it is paid in full.

 

What is the deferment plan and how does it work?

We take 25% of the balance due at fee payment for spring and fall semesters and break the remaining balance into payments of 25% each.  For summer semester we take 50% at fee payment and the remaining is due the following month.

 

When can I get my financial aid overage?

We disperse overage checks on fee payment day and anytime after that.

 

What if I received financial aid and need to withdraw or drop classes?

Check with the Financial Aid Office because dropping courses or withdrawing can result in your having to pay back a portion of Financial Aid funding received and can affect your ability to receive Financial Aid in the future. If you still plan to drop or withdraw, follow the instructions in your schedule.

What if the book for one of my classes isn’t in the bookstore ?

Don’t panic. If the bookstore runs out of books, they order more right away. In a matter of days, you’ll have your book. Just make sure the folks in the bookstore know which book you’ll need.

Who helps me drop or add a class?

You may drop or add a class on the Web. Do not just stop going to that class or that could result in an F. Consult with your advisor and follow the instructions in your schedule to drop or add on the Web.

I am a veteran. Who do I see to be certified for my benefits?

Julie Hadwin is the certification officer for the Salkehatchie campus. See her on Fee Payment Day or before, or call her as soon as possible, and she will process certification forms.

Who do I see if my financial aid is not in by the time school starts?

Come to Fee Payment Day and speak with a financial aid staff member. There are several alternatives, but you must come in to see Financial Aid and get some kind of form to take to the Business Office, or you will not be able to attend classes. Remember, there are alternatives and we will work with you.

Where do I get a parking sticker?

They are on sale at Fee Payment Day. After that, you may purchase them from the Business Office on either campus.

How do I pay my tuition after registration day?

Visit the Business Office on either campus to pay. You must pay by the end of the first week of class in order to attend classes.

How do I correct an error on my class schedule?

If there is an error that you can not fix on the Web, then see Carmen Brown, Marian Easterlin or Jane Brewer in the Admissions Office on West Campus (Allendale). Visit the main office on East Campus (Walterboro). Tell them the problem. They’ll help you straighten it out.

How do I register for classes?

As soon as the current schedule is posted on the web, you can make an appointment with your advisor to sign up for your classes. If you do not know who your advisor is, or you are a new student, call the Admissions Office on West Campus (Allendale) at 584-3446 or toll-free at 1-800-922-5500; or on East Campus (Walterboro) call the main office at 549-6314 for an advisement appointment. Take a copy of the advisement form to the admissions office in Allendale or the main office in Walterboro to have the advisement hold removed. You will be responsible for registering yourself on the Web. NOTE: You can not register for classes on the Web until your ADMISSIONS IS FINAL. If a class that you selected fills up while you are finalizing your admissions, you will need to see your advisor about another class.