Office of Law Registrar & Academic Services
Timeline & Important Information
Welcome First Year Students:
Congratulations on your acceptance to law school. Below you will find the law registrar/academic services timeline and important information. We look forward to meeting you in August.
June 18, 2012
Law School Student Handbook test will be emailed to new students. Incoming 1Ls are required to take a test on the law school student handbook to become better acquainted with the administration and academic rules. The test is mandatory and must be completed by Monday, July 9, 2012.
Instructions will be sent to your University email account. To establish the account:
IMPORTANT: First time users of VIP must click onto the link on the VIP homepage labeled NEW STUDENT USER on the right to gain access.
To access VIP (VIP, USC's Visual Information Processing Internet site), you will need your student identification number (SSN) and personal Identification Number (PIN).
First time users of VIP must click onto the link on the VIP homepage (https://vip.sc.edu/) labeled NEW STUDENT USER on the right to gain access.
There are three ways to obtain your PIN:
For your security you will be required to immediately change the provisional PIN. Be prepared to choose another four-digit PIN that you will be able to recall, but no one else can guess.
Any official law school email from the law registrar/academic services office will be sent to your University email account, no third party accounts will be used (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.).
July 9, 2012
Deadline for completing the Law School Student Handbook test
Week of July 16, 2012
Registration process of incoming 1Ls begins. Students will not be registered if:
This is a "tentative" schedule for the Fall 2012 semester. Although we will try to keep students in their original sections, we may need to move students around as people inform us they are not coming. Therefore, your "tentative" schedule is subject to change. On Friday, August 3, your schedule will be finalized.
July 23, 2012
"Tentative" schedule available on VIP. VIP, the Visual Information Processing system, may be accessed on-line through any computer at vip.sc.edu/.
If you do not have a schedule it may be due to a hold on your registration such as citizenship verification, immunization, residency or parking. To check for these types of holds, login to VIP, choose academics, then registration eligibility.
For questions regarding a hold due to your official undergraduate transcript with degree posted, please contact law school admissions (803-777-6605).
For questions regarding a hold due to the law student handbook test, contact the office of the law registrar/academic services (803-777-5221).
WARNING: First year students cannot change their schedules. Please do not buy books with this schedule.
July 23, 2012
Tuition bill and fee payment available on VIP
August 3, 2012
"Final" schedule available on VIP. Please use this schedule to purchase books from the bookstores.
August 10, 2012
Mail-in payments must be received in the Bursar's Office (518 Main Street) by this date.
Check assignment board (located on the first floor across from the law school bookstore, room 136) and/or the law school's website for possible class assignments.
August 21-22, 2012
First Year Orientation
August 23, 2012
August 24, 2012
Cancellation of classes due to non-payment of fees
Romona Keith, Law Registrar/Director of Academic Services
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