University of South Carolina Undergraduate Preference Form

Tell us a little bit about yourself. We’ll use your personal information to verify your identity and properly set up your selections.

Please enter your given and family name as they are spelled on your university application.

Your Deposit ID is the eight(8)-digit number on the Payment Instruction section of your Conditional Offer. Please include all zeros at the beginning of the number.

Browse our comfortable, well-appointed accommodations and choose the housing option that best suit your preferences.
All accommodations come fully furnished, with the following included in housing fees:
  • Utilities
  • 24-hour global residence support 
  • On-site resident advisor
  • Renter’s insurance
  • Personal property insurance 
See a full list of amenities in the specific descriptions below. Speak with your Shorelight enrollment counselor if you have questions about the properties that interest you.
Please rank your top choices from the housing options below (e.g., 1 for your first choice, 2 for second). Your selections are preferences, not a final booking reservation. 
Premium apartment living is off-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate students close to campus.
  • Bed, desk and chair, clothes dresser, closet
  • Private bathroom
  • Living room and kitchen
  • Free laundry in unit
  • Air conditioning, heat, electricity, and water
  • Wireless internet
  • Resort-style pool and fitness center
  • Resident mentor staff
  • Free shuttle
Private bedroom / private bathroom
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 occupants max 
Shared bedroom / shared bathroom
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 occupants max

Welcome new IAP students! We're excited to announce that during your orientation check-in, you will receive a complimentary bedding bundle to ensure you feel right at home from day one. Each student will receive a bundle that includes a plush microfiber comforter, a cozy microfiber sheet set, a standard cotton towel, a comfortable standard pillow, and a practical shower curtain with rings. Additionally, your bundle will contain a convenient toiletry kit, a protective mattress encasement, and a personal trash can to keep your space tidy. We're here to make your transition as smooth and comfortable as possible!
Who’s hungry? Browse available student meal plans and choose the dining option that best suits your needs.
Browse the dining offerings below and indicate your preference. 
Please note that dining plans are required for fall and spring, but are not offered in summer. 
Career Premium
Amazing careers start during university! Virtual internships and trainings kickstart your strong future. 

An add-on to Shorelight’s Career Services, Career Premium enables international students to take additional courses that lead to certificates, attend exclusive training workshops, and apply for virtual internship opportunities. Take training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among other in-demand programs. Explore entry-level work in banking, business analytics, data science, digital marketing, finance, gaming, venture capital, and more growing industries. Develop industry-specific skills and cultural competencies, grow your professional network, and be mentored by experts. Plus, international students remain eligible for the full duration of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completing Career Premium.
  • Certificates and training – attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts
  • Coaching and mentorship – receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts
  • Apply – work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio

You will be notified of your housing placement before arrival.

All undergraduate students are required to live in program housing for duration of their program.

* Review the Terms and Conditions for more information about this requirement.  

I have read and agreed to the enrollment contract listed here. I understand the amounts listed for tuition and fees, housing, dining, and insurance are based on projected costs and are subject to change without advance notice. All students are responsible for paying the full balances shown on their final statements of fees as a condition of continued enrollment and progression.