Academic Advisors assist students with course selection/progression planning and lift advisement holds. Faculty Advising Fellows play a complementary role by helping students explore and connect with opportunities in their major.
Who is my advisor?
To identify your advisor, log in to Self Service Carolina and click “Student Information” then “Student Profile.” Your advisor’s name is listed under “Primary Advisor.”
Make an appointment
Need to meet with your advisor? See your advisor's availability and schedule your appointment online in EAB Navigate.
Academic Advisors advise on course selection and progression planning. They connect students to resources for student success, and provide and refer students to information on career and professional development opportunities. Students meet with their Academic Advisor at least once per semester to be cleared for registration.
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|Staff||Brown, Bill||Undergraduate Academic Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Undergraduate Academic Advisors||Undergraduate Advising,Academic Affairs|
|Staff||Hooks, Melissa Tomlinson||Undergraduate Academic Advisoremail@example.com||advising, advisor||Undergraduate Advising,Academic Affairs|
|Staff||McMillion, Sam||Undergraduate Academic Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Academic Affairs,Undergraduate Advising|
|Staff||Pfledderer, Lauren||Undergraduate Academic Advisoremail@example.com||Undergraduate Advising,Academic Affairs|
|Staff||Pierce, Lisa||Undergraduate Academic Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Undergraduate Advising,Academic Affairs|
|Staff||Prater, Shane T.||Undergraduate Academic Advisoremail@example.com||Academic Affairs,Undergraduate Advising|
|Staff||Winterfeldt, Andrew||Undergraduate Academic Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||advising, advisor, uofsc||Academic Affairs,Undergraduate Advising|
Faculty Advising Fellows answer career-related questions that go beyond the knowledge of Academic Advisors. They help students explore and connect with their fields of study and professional development opportunities through faculty-led programming. Students may want to contact an Advising Fellow for information about undergraduate research, graduate school, or advice on selecting major electives for specific career aspirations.
- Juan Caicedo: (Department Chair) Graduation with Leadership Distinction
- Joe Flora: Professional Preparation (e.g. FE, PE, etc)
- Robert Mullen: Professional Preparation (e.g. FE, PE, etc), Study Abroad
- Charlie Pierce: Graduation with Leadership Distinction, Student Chapters
- Inthuorn Sasanakul: Student Chapters, Study Abroad
Any Advising Fellow can be contacted regarding cluster selection, undergraduate research, graduate school, internships and fellowships.
- Jose Vidal (Undergraduate Director): Programming, Software Development, Web Development
- Marco Valtorta: (Graduate Director): Accelerated Graduate Programs, AI, Programming languages
- Forest Agostinelli: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analysis
- Jason Bakos: Computer Engineering
- Stephen Fenner: Quantum Computing, Computing Theory
- Pooyan Jamshidi: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software Engineering
- Lisa Luo: Cybersecurity
- Srihari Nelakuditi: Wireless Networking, Mobile Computing
- Christian O’Reilly: Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering/Sciences, Scientific Programming
- Portia Plante: Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction
- Yiannis Rekleitis: Robotics
- Biplav Srivastava: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analysis
- Sanjib Sur: Computer Engineering
- Yan Tong: Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning
- Homay Valafar: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computational Medicine
- Ramtin Zand: Computer Engineering
- Qiang Zeng: Cybersecurity
- Grigory Simin (Head Advising Fellow): Undergraduate Curriculum, Career Choices, Microelectronics, Semiconductor Devices
- Mohammod Ali: RF/Microwave Circuits, Wirless Communications, Integrated Systems
- MVS Chandrashekhar: Electronic Materials and Devices, Electronics
- Adel Nasiri: Career Choices, Energy Systems
- Sharon Gumina: (Head Advising Fellow) Database Systems, Networking, Network Security
- Jorge Crichigno: Networking, Cyber Security, Military Cyber Operations
- Travis Dalton: Web Design
- Tony Dillon: Internship and Full-time Opportunities, Career Development
- John Gerdes: (Undergraduate Director) Transfer Issues, General Program Overview, Web Design, Programming, Project Management, Masters Degrees, Mainframe Systems/Linux on Mainframe, Cloud Computing
- Dexter Harlee Military, Database
- Patrick Wright Networking, Cyber Operations, Organizational Management, Programming
- Frank Chen: (Undergraduate Director) General Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing
- Wout De Baker: Aerospace Engineering, Composite Materials
- Jamil Khan: General Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Fluids, Heat Transfer
- Travis Knight: Nuclear Engineering, Risk Assessment, Space Nuclear Power
- Dongkyu Lee: Energy Systems, Thermodynamics, Additive Manufacturing
- Cyrus Riahi-Nezhad: Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Science, Separation Science
- David Rocheleau: General Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Entrepreneurship
Registering for Classes
Your registration time ticket indicates the earliest time that you can register for classes for the next semester. To view a time ticket:
- Login to Self Service Carolina at my.sc.edu.
- Navigate to the Student tab.
- Click the Student Profile box.
- Click “Registration Notices” in the upper right corner of the profile.
- View the time ticket time.
Directly register for classes using Self Service Carolina’s registration function, or with the Schedule Planner add-on. Need help? Registration tutorials are available.
Advising and Registration Toolbox
Transient enrollment is when you take classes at another institution after becoming a UofSC Columbia student.
Prior to going transient:
- Use the Course Equivalency Table to look up the institution you want to attend and the courses there which have transfer equivalencies.
- Complete and sign a Special Enrollment Request.
- If you have a professional staff Academic Advisor, submit the form to them.
- If you have a Faculty Advisor, submit the form to CEC Student Services to obtain the “Advisor” and “Academic Dean” approvals. Faculty Advisors do not approve transient enrollment or sign Special Enrollment Request forms.
- Keep a copy of the approved Special Enrollment Request form, as it will help you enroll at the transient institution.
After enrolling transiently, you are responsible for ensuring that your transcript from the other institution is submitted to the UofSC Columbia Registrar in a timely manner.
Study Abroad opportunities are managed by the Education Abroad Office. They will provide you with the necessary forms and guide you through the process of class approvals, which looks like this:
- With your academic advisor, determine which classes you would normally be taking in the term you plan to go abroad.
- Choose a destination institution based on availability of the classes you need or
- Apply to the Education Abroad Office and discuss destination institutions with a possible major match.
- Use the Course Equivalency Table to match the classes you need to the classes approved for transfer from the destination institution.
- Look at the catalogue or website of the destination institution for classes that might count but are not in the transfer table. Contact Assistant Dean Patterson in CEC Student Services for help with equivalencies not in the transfer table.
- Fill out a Study Abroad Approval Form, available from the Study Abroad Office.
- Get the form signed in CEC Student Services and turn it in to Study Abroad.
If the Financial Aid Office has contacted you about a timeframe review form, satisfactory academic progress, max timeframe advisement, or some other document of coursework remaining for continued financial aid eligibility, CEC Student Services can help. Submit the Financial Aid form to CEC Student Services to obtain the "College Official" review and signature.
Additional advising resources, maintained by the University Advising Center, provide information and how-to videos on major change advising, accessing advising tools, using Self Service Carolina to view your transcript or DegreeWorks degree audit, and a whole lot more.
Check your account daily leading up to registration to ensure no holds have been placed on your account. Holds are displayed in the upper right corner of your student profile in Self Service Carolina.
If you’re experiencing trouble registering for a specific class, consider these common registration hiccups.
CEC classes have a department designator of AESP, BMEN, CSCE, ECIV, ECHE, ELCT, ITEC, EMCH, or ENCP.
- Prerequisite and corequisite overrides for CEC classes may be petitioned to the department offering the class using the appropriate department form.
- All other override requests for CEC classes may be submitted to CEC Student Services via email to StudentServices@cec.sc.edu for review and consideration.
Non-CEC classes have processes and contacts that vary by college.