FIND Your Course: The University Advising Center (UAC) provides undergraduate students
with academic advising and coaching that guides progression towards degree through
standard advising practices and technologies.
STAY on Course
General academic advising is handled by each of the individual schools and colleges
that comprise the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina. Select your
college to access advising services and schedule an appointment. Select the College
of Arts and Sciences if you are an undeclared major
START Your Course
First-Year Academic Advising
If you are a first-year student or a transfer student, you will be assigned a first-year
advisor in your college/school. Your first-year advisor will contact you several times
throughout the year, offer multiple 30 minute in-person sessions, help you develop
a four-year degree plan, evaluate transfer credit, and help you transition to college.
First-year students can view their assigned academic advisor on
Self-Service Carolina (login).
CHANGE Your Course
There are two types of major changes and each has its own advising process. If you
are changing to a major outside of your current college of school, the adivsors in
the University Advising Center can help. If you are changing to a major within your
current college or school, your college advising team can help.
GET on Course
Coaches meet one-on-one with undergraduate students to create an academic and engagement
plan, set goals, and share resources to help undergraduate students achieve their
academic goals within and beyond the classroom environment. Each session is tailored
to the needs of the student and focuses on general academic advising, academic planning/success
strategies, strengths identification, engagement planning/campus involvement, and
navigating campus resources. Academic coaches also work with students who are returning
from academic suspension or probation or students who are at risk of probation or
University Advising Center
Opened in August of 2015, the University Advising Center houses several programs and
services, as well as providing training & certification for academic advisors.
UAC Staff & Advisors
For information and materials from the 4th Annual USC System Advisors' Educational
Conference or to complete the conference survey, visit the
Training and Support section of the Advising Toolbox.