Student Services Communication
Incoming P1 Student Onboarding Process
Incoming P1 students will receive a series of detailed modules, emails, other communications, and virtual small group meetings from the UofSC COP Student Affairs/Admissions Offices regarding University of South Carolina processes, SC Board of Pharmacy documents, College of Pharmacy computer requirement, College of Pharmacy immunization requirements and communication methods going forward, including the College website, that students need to be aware of prior to P1 Orientation. Failure to complete these items in entirety and by established deadlines may result in referral to the Student Policy & Professionalism Committee and/or rescinding of acceptance into the Pharm.D. program.
All incoming P1 students will attend a required orientation that will provide students with University of South Carolina resources/offices, College of Pharmacy student processes and longitudinal extra/and co-curricular opportunities, engagement with faculty and current pharmacy students, technology resources, the College of Pharmacy curriculum, and optional academic tracks/combination degrees/Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center opportunities. Failure to attend all sessions of P1 Orientation in their entirety may result in referral to the Student Policy & Professionalism Committee and/or rescinding of acceptance into the Pharm.D. program.
Annual College Updates Presentation for Returning Students
Returning students are required to attend an annual College Updates presentation that addresses any new, revised, or re-emphasized policies and procedures for College of Pharmacy students, reminders of co-curricular requirements, important dates for the academic year, and any additional information from Administrators or Faculty.
Bi-Annual Registration Instruction Email
Prior to the registration period, students will receive an extensive email with step-by-step instructions to register for classes, including tuition information, financial aid information, and elective offerings and details. This information is then housed on the internal College intranet.
Registration for College of Pharmacy students occurs through the University of South Carolina Self Service Carolina system. All students will have access to this system once appropriate documents are submitted to the University, including but not limited to: Citizenship Form, Proof of Legal Residency Form, and Immunization Documentation. For more information, refer to http://www.my.sc.edu.
Tuition and Payments
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the University of South Carolina Bursar’s Office for the assessment and collection of tuition and fees. For more information, contact (803) 777-4233.
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the University of South Carolina Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships for all processes relating to scholarship awards and loans. Pharmacy students are considered “professional” students for the purpose of all loan applications. For more information, contact (803) 777-8134.
Students at UofSC-Columbia are required to show proof of health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students must either enroll in the student Health Insurance Plan or waive the plan by showing proof of their own health insurance.
Questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan benefits, the waiver process or waiver status are addressed on the “Required Health Insurance” section of the Student Health Services website.
Student Health Services
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the University of South Carolina Student Health Services to provide services such as Allergy & Immunization Clinic, Physical Therapy, Nutritionist, Psychiatric Services, and General Medicine. The College of Pharmacy does not mandate the provider of health services. For more information on general Student Health Services contact (803) 777-3175, Counseling Services contact (803) 777-5223, and Psychiatric Services contact (803) 777-1833.
Student Disability Resource Center
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the University of South Carolina Student Disability Resource Center to assess and provide necessary accommodations for learning, physical, and psychiatric disabilities. For more information, contact (803) 777-6142.
Division of Law Enforcement and Safety
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety to provide crime prevention and safety resources regarding theft, dating violence, behavioral intervention, self-defense workshops, etc. For more information, contact (803) 777-4215.
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library and online resources to provide services such as retrieving hardcopy and electronic literature and tertiary resources, borrowing electronic devices, reserving study rooms and lockers, providing research consultations, and allowing for an extensive study space for students. For more information, contact (803) 777-3142.
Student Success Center
The College of Pharmacy utilizes the Student Success Center as a supplement for academic support services, including study skills and financial awareness. For more information, contact (803) 777-1000. College of Pharmacy students are encouraged to communicate/meet with individual Faculty members, Course Coordinators, Administrators, and attend College tutoring services as needed for Pharm.D. course assistance.
Parking on campus is available in specified University of South Carolina areas to all students whose vehicle displays a valid parking permit. Permits and information regarding parking locations are available through Parking Services. For more information, contact (803) 777-5160.
The College of Pharmacy does not specify the location that students must reside. The University of South Carolina University Housing and Residential Services provides limited on campus apartments and married student housing. Several public/private and apartment options are located in close proximity to the College of Pharmacy. For more information, contact (803) 777-4283.
Students attending the College of Pharmacy are required to obtain a Carolina Card through the University of South Carolina that allows for access to College of Pharmacy study areas after hours, checking out library materials, using fitness facilities, obtaining athletic event tickets, purchasing meal plans, and receiving discounts at various local on and off campus retail and restaurant locations. There is no cost to obtain an initial Carolina Card. For more information, contact (803) 777-1708.