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Academic Advising

Level One

The Level One course is available to all academic advisors who have completed Advising Foundations. Advisors may be Level One certified after completing the online training component and experiential learning requirements. 

Level One Training

The following outline provides an overview of the material covered in each module of Level One. 

Advising at the University of South Carolina-Columbia
Annual Advisement and Registration Timeline
Academic Standards
Course Withdrawal
Academic Policies- SC State Residency Requirements
Academic Policies- Grading & Grade Forgiveness
Academic Policies- Course Numbering & Credit
FERPA in Advisement- Release of Information
Carolina Core in Advisement
Change of Campus
Entering USC with Course Credit
Placement Testing at USC
Schedule Planner
Degree Works
EAB Navigate
Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning 
Student Success Center
Career Center & Office of Pre-Professional Advising
Student Disability Resource Center
Honors College Students
Student Athletes
Pre-Professional Students  
Opportunity Scholars Program Students
Professional Organizations & USC Specific Resources for Advisors
NACADA Core Competencies Model

*Please note: The University Advising Center aims to keep all training material up-to-date and accurate. If you notice errors, please contact


Level One Experiential Learning

In order to complete Level One Certification, you must complete the Experiential component which includes the 5 items below: 

  • Have 50 academic advising appointments since beginning employment at USC
  • Use EAB Navigate with the majority/all of advisees to enter appointment notes
  • Use Degree Works to enter advised course schedule and/or relevant curriculum information
  • Complete the 'GPA Calculations' exercise


Level One Rewards

Advisors who successfully complete both components of Level One receive a Certificate of Completion and a reward of a one-year membership to the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

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