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Advising Toolbox

The Advising Toolbox includes several resources for academic advisors on the UofSC-Columbia campus, including information on in-person training and professional development events, advising technologies, common forms, and major maps.

Online Training and Technology Access

The University of South Carolina incorporates several key advising platforms into the advising workflow. Advisors who are new to the Columbia campus or advisors who are requesting additional or renewed access should follow the steps below. 

In Person Trainings and Events

Throughout the year, the University Advising Center hosts in-person training events, workshops and webinars. These events aim to explore advising best practices among the professional staff and faculty academic advisor community on the USC-Columbia campus. 

University Advisors Network

The UAN provides resources for all USC faculty and professional staff advisors serving Carolina undergraduate students. Effective advising supports traditional academic progression in the classroom, studio, and lab as well as extra-curricular engagement and personal growth necessary for life-long achievement. The UAN is the coordinating council for advisors at USC. Each college has a representative in the UAN who serves as a liaison to relay college comments and share institutional information to enhance campus-wide advising effectiveness.

Advisor Forms

This page is a dedicated resource for both advisors and students, housing numerous forms, links, and informational PDFs that can assist in the advising process at USC.

Major Maps

A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequence to ensure a clear path to graduation. Advisors should log in to the Major Map Repository with their USC network credentials to access a major map.