Current Students

SC State offers an array of services and resources to support online and distance learners.

Test Proctoring
The Assessment Center provides a proctored environment and services for the administration of course tests, common exams, and institutional requirements via e-learning technology (Blackboard™). The Assessment Center is located on the third floor of Belcher Hall.

Student Success and Retention
The Student Success and Retention Programs (SSRP) is a university-wide initiative designed to increase the number and percentage of students retained at the University. The Program consists of a comprehensive network of retention and other support services through four components: (1) New Student Orientation, (2) University 101, (3) Academic Support Services, and Student Support Services.

Financial Aid
South Carolina State University offers and accepts a wide variety of aid for students. Please review carefully the aid available and all processes and procedures for application and administration.

Bookstore Services
Textbooks, eBooks, and other course materials maybe purchased online through the South Carolina State University Bookstore.

Library Services
The library faculty and staff welcomes you to the Miller F. Whittaker Library. The library faculty and staff is comprised of professional librarians, including the Dean of Library and Information Services, and support staff members to assist you with your academic and research needs. The library offers a number of programs and services designed to meet the expressed and potential needs of online learners.

South Carolina State University uses the Blackboard eLearning system to support various online learning activities. There are a variety of Blackboard training materials for students online.

Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) at South Carolina State University offers a variety of services for students with documented disabilities including but not limited to students with learning disabilities, those who are deaf or hard of hearing, those who are visual or mobility impaired, and/or those who are diagnosed with a psychiatric or medical disorder(s).

Smarthinking provides on-demand access to highly trained online tutors across a wide variety of subjects from beginner to advanced, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plagiarism is defined by SC State as a form of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is the use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Copying from the writings or works of others into one’s academic assignment without attribution, or submitting such work as if it were one’s own
  • Using the views, opinions, or insights of another without acknowledgment;
  • Paraphrasing the characteristic or original phraseology, metaphor, or other literary device
    of another without proper attribution

Plagiarism is a serious violation of academic and student conduct rules and is punishable with
a failing grade and possibly more severe action.

Grammarly is a grammar checker that is used to eliminate grammatical errors and enhance your writing skills.

Distance Education Student Guide
The Distance Education Student Guide is intended to serve as a reference guide for students taking distance learning courses. The Distance Education Student Guide provides students with information they will need to be successful in courses taken at a distance.