Academic Advising is an important part of your college experience. If you are curious about how to best prepare for the advising process or about what to except during advising check out the resources below!
“Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience.” - R.J. Light
Want to plan for future semesters? Set goals for yourself? Use one of these plans to do so! An ACE coach can review the plan with you and help your clarify your plan.
ACE Academic Plan
ACE Academic Plan - Appreciative Advising Version
Use one of these academic maps to plan your classes here at USC. Creating a map will assist you in your advising appointments and will help you decide what classes you need to take.
Academic Map - General
Academic Map - Four year plan
Print, fill out, and bring one of these academic maps to your advisement meeting. This will help you in selecting your classes for upcoming semesters.
If you are thinking about changing your major you are not alone. These resources will help you with the process.
Change of Major Form
Once you have decided to change your major you must complete this form and turn it in to your current Dean’s office.
Interested in Changing Your Major?
This handout outlines tips and steps you should take if you are thinking about changing you major.
Academic Majors Reference Packet Download this packet to see a complete listing of all majors offered at the University of South Carolina, broken down by college. This reference also includes a brief description of each major.
Preparing For an Effective Advising Appointment
Not sue what to do before meeting with your advisor? Check our this resource for tips on what to do to prepare!
University of South Carolina Colleges-Depts-Advisors
Contact information and locations for all colleges and departments on campus.
University of South Carolina online Advising Resources
Visit this website to gain valuable tips on the advising process and to learn to answers to many frequently asked questions.
Academic Advising Resource and Guide
This 35-page, printable guide provides information about each college on campus, contact information for advisors, and tips for advising.
Appreciative Advising Inventory
Print this 44 question inventory and bring it with you to your ACE coaching session so that you and your coach can talk about your strengths!
This printable worksheet allows you to easily see your commitments for week. Use this page for classes, labs, study times, and meetings!
This websites lists all of the majors offered at USC. Click on those that interest you to learn more about the programs and requirements.
Grade Forgiveness Policy
Visit this website to learn about USC’s grade forgiveness policy.
Grade Forgiveness Calculator
This calculator will give you a projected cumulative USC system grade point average (GPA) if you apply grade forgiveness for a course in which you have earned a grade of D+, D, F, WF. You may apply grade forgiveness to two (2) USC courses taken at the same USC campus.
This website out of the College of Arts and Sciences answers all of your questions about advising and course.
Comparing Academic Forgiveness and Grade Forgiveness
This handout explains the differences between these two university policies.
Review this document to learn about academic forgiveness and how to apply.