Academic Coaching & Exploratory Advising
Undeclared/Undergraduate Studies (UGS)
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.