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Academic Advising

Assessment and Impact Data

Since its creation in 2015 the University Advising Center has made great strides in improving the advising experience for advisors and students.  The "Reports" show the impact that the University Advising Center has had on advisors and students while the "Assessment" graphs highlight the work our individual advising teams are doing.

Student Feedback

Academic Success Coaching Post-Appointment Survey Results [pdf]

Exploratory Advising Post-Appointment Survey Results [pdf]

First-Year Advising Post-Appointment Survey Results [pdf] 

Undergraduate Advising Student Survey Results [pdf]


Case Study: Impact of Academic Advising on Graduation & Retention Rates [pdf]

Academic Advisor Survey Results [pdf]

Undergraduate Student Non-Registered Initiative [pdf]


2020 UAC Blueprint 

Academic Coaching & Exploratory Advising 

2019-2020 Exploratory Advising and Successful Major Changes [pdf]

Spring 2018 Exploratory Advising and Successful Major Changes

2018-2019 Exploratory Advising and Major Changes

2015-2019 Exploratory Advising Utilization

2005-2019 Academic Coaching Utilization

2005-2020 First-Year Students on Probation: Impact of Academic Coaching on GPA [pdf]


First-Year Students

2012-2017 Number of First-Year Students on Academic Probation

Fall 2012- Fall 2018 Percentage of First-Year Students on Academic Probation who Attended an Academic Coaching session 

2017-2018 First-Year/Undergraduate Advising Impact

2018-2019 First-Year/Undergraduate Advising Impact 


Undeclared/Undergraduate Studies (UGS)

2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Impact

2018-2019 UGS Enrollment by College/School 


Academic Coaching: Academic Coaches meet one-on-one with academically at-risk students to create an academic plan, set goals, and share resources. Each Coaching session is tailored to the students’ needs and focuses on general academic advising, academic planning/success strategies, strengths identification, engagement planning/campus involvement, and navigating campus resources ultimately resulting in skill development, performance improvement, and increased persistence.

Exploratory Advising: Exploratory Advisors meet individually with undergraduate students to explore new major options, evaluate course credit for major change, build a course schedule, and prepare for departmental advisement.

First-Year Advising: First-Year Advisors (FYAs) are assigned a caseload of approximately 300 undergraduate students within a certain major or set of majors. First-Year Advisors discuss transition to college, build a course schedule, map curricular requirements, track advisee’s progress towards degree; and evaluate transfer, AP, and/or IB credit. FYA’s also conduct multiple levels of outreach and intervention. 

Undergraduate Studies: Undergraduate Studies is a non-degree granting major program that provides students in a state of academic exploration or transition with individualized, wholisitc academic advising. Students may spend up to two semesters in the Undergraduate Studies program while working towards a transition into a degree-granting major program at UofSC.

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