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Engineering and Computing

Commonly Asked Questions about Academic Advising in the College of Engineering and Computing

WHO advises students in the College of Engineering and Computing?

Both faculty and professional staff advise in this college. All incoming freshmen students are assigned to  first-year professional staff advisors.

Depending on your academic department, you may be assigned to a faculty advisor as you progress through your major.

HOW do I know who my assigned academic advisor is?

You can view your advisor's information on your registration checklist in Self-Service Carolina. If you have a faculty advisor, their information may or may not appear at the top of your degree audit in DegreeWorks. 

HOW do I schedule an appointment with my advisor?

First-year students can schedule an appointment online via EAB Pathfinder.

All other students should first check to see if their advisor is using the EAB Pathfinder program to schedule an appointment.  If not they should contact their advisor directly.   

WHEN does formal advisement occur each semester in the College of Engineering and Computing?

Freshmen advisement in the Fall semester typically occurs from the last week of September through the first of November. For all other classifications, advisement typically occurs the two weeks following fall break.

Freshmen advisement in the Spring semester typically begins the last week of February and lasts through the last day of March. For all other classifications, Spring advisement takes place the two weeks following Spring Break.


Changing Majors into the College of Engineering and Computing

Students within the USC System interested in changing majors into the College of Engineering and Computing must meet certain GPA and coursework requirements. If you are interested in changing majors into this College, meet with an Exploratory Advisor to ensure you meet necessary requirements and for information on next steps in the major change process.