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Transfer Student Success

Transfer Student Success is your one-stop-shop for navigating campus life. This can include one-on-one consultations, student organizations for transfer students, and knowing which services and offices on campus to connect to and utilize on your pathway to educational success.  

Schedule a Transfer Success Consultation

Want to know how to access and take advantage of transfer student specific resources? Schedule a transfer success consultation today!

 

National Transfer Student Week

Save the Date! Celebrating Transfer Students October 17-21, 2022. See the full schedule of events below!

Transfer Student Focus Group

12 PM - 1 PM   |   Russell House Room 301

Did you transfer to USC Columbia from another campus? We want to hear what your experience has been! Please join us to share your feedback! This is limited to the first TEN participants. We'll have free food and prizes for participants! Hosted by the Student Success Center and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning.

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)

 

Academic Success Tips

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   |   Online Workshop

Need help preparing for classes and sharpening your study skills? Join for this session full of tips and advice for a successful academic semester. Hosted by the Student Success Center.

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)

 

Transfer Student Fall Fest Social

6 PM - 8 PM   |   RHUU Ballroom A

All transfer students are invited to join in for pumpkin painting, food, and other fall fun! Sponsored by the Association of Transfer Students, Tau Sigma Honor Society, and the Student Success Center.

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
Getting the Most Out of Your Campus Engagement Workshop

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   |   Online Workshop

Engaging in meaningful experiences can help you build a robust My USC Experience transcript and earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction. Come and learn more about exploring opportunities and pursuing GLD! Hosted by the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning.

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
Sweet on Transfers

10 AM - 2 PM   |   Greene Street

Transfer students are encouraged to stop by the Student Success Center table on Greene Street to pick up a sweet treat, talk to SSC staff and learn more about SSC resources for transfer students! Hosted by the Student Success Center.

 

Internships and Career Planning for Transfer Students

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   |   Online Workshop

Thinking about internships and what career planning you should be doing after you transfer? Join us to hear from experts from the Career Center on what to do now that you are at USC! Hosted by the Career Center.

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
Transfer Student Focus Group

3 PM - 4 PM   |   Russell House Room 301

Did you transfer to USC-Columbia from another campus? We want to hear what your experience has been! Please join us to share your feedback. We'll have free food and prizes for participants! Hosted by the Student Success Center and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. 

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)

 

Study Abroad Options for Transfer Students

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   |   Online Workshop

Interested in studying abroad while at USC? Unsure how you can do it after transferring? Join in for this informative workshop on how to study abroad and get your questions answered! Hosted by the Education Abroad Office. 

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
 

Fall 2022 Transfer Student Welcome Events

Wednesday, August 17 @ 2 PM
Meet on the Mezz

Join other new transfer students on this tour to find your way around campus! RSVP Required!

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
Wednesday, August 17 @ 4 PM – 6 PM
Student Success Center (Top Floor of Thomas Cooper Library)

Stop by and meet the Student Success Center Peer Leaders who will be helping you in your transfer year at USC! There will be gourmet popsicles and a free USC planner for all students! Hosted by the Student Success Center

Tuesday, August 23 @ 12 PM
Student Success Center (Top Floor of Thomas Cooper Library)

USC is excited that you have joined the Carolina family! Join us for a transfer student welcome lunch to meet other transfer students and learn about opportunities to get connected on campus. Lunch is FREE, but RSVP is required.

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
Thursday, August 25
Greene Street

Stop by to learn about all the ways to get involved at USC, including two transfer student-only groups– the Association of Transfer Students and Tau Sigma National Honor Society.

Tuesday, August 30 @ 6:30 PM
Virtual Workshop

Living off campus? Trying to figure out where to park and how to get to campus everyday? We may not have all the answers, but we do have some tips for making a plan on how to navigate campus! RSVP required. 

Reserve Your Spot! (RSVP LINK)
 

Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn more about the process of transferring to the university. If you are admitted, we will meet you at orientation.

Admissions for Gamecock Gateway students planning to transfer to USC are also handled by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

We know how confusing the transition to a new university can be. That is why the Student Success Center has specific services for transfer students.

Want to learn how to:

  • Navigate campus life
  • Get help developing your path towards graduation and beyond
  • Gain academic skills to help you accomplish your educational goals
  • Use campus resources to enrich your educational experiences 
  • Connect with transfer student organizations 

We don't want to lose you, but we understand how important it is to find the academic environment that best suits you.

The Dean of Students Office can assist you If you are thinking about withdrawing from the university.

Visit the Dean of Students Withdrawal Page 

 

Tau Sigma Honor Society

Tau Sigma is a national honor society designed exclusively to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students”.

Tau Sigma membership is by invitation only.

If you are a transfer student to the USC Columbia Campus, was enrolled in 12 or more credit hours during your first semester, and have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher during  your first semester, be on the lookout for an invitation to join Tau Sigma.

Connect with USC Tau Sigma, MU Chapter on Garnet Gate
 

Association of Transfer Students 

The Association of Transfer Students is a student organization for transfer students created by transfer students. The purpose of the Association of Transfer Students is to assist transfer students as they transition to the University of South Carolina and foster a community that will support them academically, socially, and emotionally.

Connect with the Association of Transfer Students on Garnet Gate
 

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