Papers to bring

<p>Ok, I'm leaving early tomorrow morning for SC. I know I need to bring</p>

<p>Housing Contract
Acceptance Letter</p>

<p>Anything else?</p>

<p>Your passport and/or some other kind of identification.</p>

<p>Some cash, government-issued photo ID (passport, driver's licence, etc) and your student ID number. In fact, it's best to start memorizing it now because you'll be writing it on everything. It's also good to know your social security number, though it's not really needed for anything anymore unless you want to open a bank account.</p>

<p>I've got my driver's license and have my ID number memorized. But as for official paper documents, that's all i need?</p>

<p>If you haven't yet send them your immunization documents, you should bring those. Also, if you plan to provide your own health insurance, you should bring that documentation as well.</p>

<p>Most everything is electronic, they just have to verify that you are who you are.</p>

<p>Ok. I'll grab my immunization stuff.</p>

<p>jbusc, how exactly does the health insurance waiver thing work?</p>

<p>If you already have health insurance coverage that meets USC's minimum standards, you don't have to buy their health insurance. For example, I'm still covered under my parents plan so I waive it...</p>

<p>However, you have to be proactive about it. Before the deadline (to waive it for both fall and spring, it's the same day) you have to go to the health insurance office (in the remote northeastern part of campus, in a parking structure, for some reason) and give them the documentation on the health insurance you're already covered under. The details are on the usc website somewhere.</p>

<p>Thanks, jbusc. I'll look for the additional details.</p>

<p>The lady that I emailed about the health insurance place said that just our insurance card (I'm covered by Kaiser), is enough to waive insurance. Is this correct??</p>

<p>If the card actually has your name on it, it could be. Some providers only issue the primary carrier's (i.e. your dad's) name on the cards. If that's the case for you, you'll also need some bit of paperwork from the insurance company that has your name on it.</p>


<p>There is a big Kaiser facility just a few blocks from campus. If you want to use it you'll have to make arrangements with them. Call the location you normally go to and ask them what you need to do if in fact you do want to go to the Kaiser near campus. Our Kaiser facility is in NoVA but my son has made arrangements to use the LA location by campus.</p>

<p>Only my husband's name is on our insurance cards...we had to obtain a letter from the insurance company specifying our daughter was covered by name...they also required the first couple pages of the policy summarizing the coverage. I'm going to call today and make sure they gave her the waiver.</p>

<p>I'm looking into the matter as well. As far as the waiver form itself goes, it's at (PDF file): </p>

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<p>However, I am pretty sure that PBK Mom is right about the proof of insurance (such as a letter from the insurancy copy and/or first couple of pages of the policy summarizing the coverage). I'm thinking that I should call USC Student Health Insurance to find out.</p>

<p>FYI, I checked online today and the waiver had gone through and the health insurance fee was deducted from the balance due on our account. Yay! We had faxed the updated paperwork a week ago so they got to it fairly quicky.</p>

<p>...your ACCEPTANCE LETTER? Even if you already have USC ID???
How weird is that???</p>

<p>i highly doubt you'd need the acceptance letter :)</p>

<p>Do you need your USCard before you check into your dorm?</p>

<p>Insurers MAY issue an insurance card in your child's name (ours did at our request). We still needed them to write a letter, but it was handy to have the insurance card with son's name on it when we were at the USC Health Center campus, meeting with a few Family Medicine docs.</p>

<p>We had to get insurer to write a letter that said son was covered by insurance that met or exceeded all the USC requirements, as well as faxed his insurance card & his USC insurance was waived for fall & spring.</p>

<p>Son presented his USCard & his dorm contract & had no problems checking into the dorm.</p>