Commonly Asked Questions about Academic Advising in the College of Arts & Sciences
WHO advises students in the College of Arts & Sciences?
Both faculty and professional staff advise in this college. All incoming freshmen students are assigned to first-year professional staff advisors. Depending on a student’s major, they may be assigned to a faculty advisor as they progress through their major.
HOW do I know who my advisor is?
You can view your advisor's information on your registration checklist in Self-Service Carolina or by viewing your degree audit in DegreeWorks. Many students will also receive an email from their advisor at the beginning of the academic year.
In the event that you cannot find your advisor's information in Self-Service Carolina or DegreeWorks or you do not have an advisor listed, you should contact your major department or the college's Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs and Advising office in Flinn Hall.
HOW do I make an appointment with my Arts & Sciences advisor?
If your major department is using the EAB Pathfinder system, you can schedule an appointment online using EAB Pathfinder. If you log on and do not see your department listed, contact your advisor or major department directly to inquire on their procedures for scheduling an advising appointment. If you are unsure who to contact, call the Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs and Advising office in Flinn Hall at 803-777-2993 for assistance.
Some students may be able to reach out to their advisor directly via email to schedule their appointment.
WHEN does advisement occur each semester in Arts & Sciences?
Advisement for the Fall semester typically occurs from mid-October to the first week of November.
Advisement for the Spring semester typically begins after spring break and lasts until the second week of April.
First-Year students (less than 31 earned credit hours) should schedule an appointment online with Travis Gardner for advising. Students with 31 or more earned credit hours who have not declared a major should contact the Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs and Advising office at 803-777-2993 or visit them in Flinn Hall 110 to schedule an advising appointment.
Changing Majors into the College of Arts and Sciences
If you are interested in changing your major to a program of study in Arts & Sciences, meet with an Exploratory Advisor to ensure you meet all necessary requirements. If you are switching majors within Arts & Sciences (for example from Chemistry to Political Science), make an appointment with an advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Advising by calling 803-777-2993 or stopping by Flinn Hall 110.
Senior Checks, Study Abroad and Other Student Services
In the College of Arts & Sciences, questions related to senior checks, graduation, evaluation of transfer credit, study abroad and more should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Advising in Flinn Hall. Call them at 803-777-2993 or visit them in Flinn Hall 110 to schedule an appointment.