Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) is a vital part of the collegiate experience at USC Sumter. This program is designed to help you with the transition to college life and is REQUIRED for all new, degree-seeking, students to USC Sumter.

SOAR Dates:


Students enrolling SUMMER 2015:

Friday, May 29


Students enrolling for FALL 2015:

Friday, May 29

Friday, June 19

Friday, July 17

Students enrolling SPRING 2016:

December 2016--date TBA





  • Registration for Summer/Fall SOAR's will open on January 15 of each year.

  • There are 100 slots for each SOAR.

  • Registration will be closed the Monday prior to SOAR.

  • Students attending the earlier orientations will have the best course selection; please do not wait until the last minute.

  • A special orientation will take place on Monday, August 17 for all student accepted after July 11.




SOAR sessions last a full day. Check-in begins at 8:00 AM in the Nettles Auditorium. The program starts promptly at 8:30AM and will last until 5:00 PM.



Tentative schedule for students


Tentative schedule for parents




Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions. 




Informational sessions conducted by the Offices of:

Financial Aid

Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP)

Records & Registration

Student Affairs

Student Life

Advisement & Counseling


Events of the day also include:

Campus Tours

Club & Organization Fair

Getting your Student ID

Taking the Foreign Language Placement Test

Meeting with your advisor

Registering for class


Things to Remember:

  • If you have not yet been accepted to USC Sumter, your registration will be cancelled.

  • Plan to be with us for the entire day.

  • Lunch is provided.

  • Dress comfortably.

  • Parking is available next to the Nettles/Schwartz buildings.

  • Bring your SSN (Social Security Number) if you do not know it by memory.


Ready to register?

Click here!

Remember to sign up using your LEGAL first and last name.



Placement Test Links:

Foreign Language Placement Test


Math Placement Test




Any information relating to SOAR is subject to change without notice.


SOAR Orientation Survey