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Student Affairs and Academic Support

student study group in Russell House

Academic Support

The University of South Carolina offers expertise to facilitate students' transitions into and through college, services to support students’ academic achievement, early interventions to ensure no students fall through the cracks and tools to help students prepare for lifelong learning.

Offices and Initiatives


Student Success Center

Provides course-specific and general study skills assistance, as well as services for transfer and veteran students.
Phone: 803-777-1000

EAB Pathfinder

Combines best practices from national research with USC’s own institutional data to identify and assist at-risk students.

Contact: Helen Powers, Director of Integrated Student Success Technology
Phone: 803-777-5653

University 101 Programs

Encourages students to engage in deep learning on focused topics in four academic seminars.
Phone: 803-777-6029  

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Leads and serves as a clearinghouse for scholarship, policy and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.
Phone: 803-777-1440