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New Student Advising

We know you're excited to meet your new Honors advisor and register for your very first college courses, but we also know that this process can feel a bit overwhelming and confusing. So we're here to help! Check out our comprehensive guide to preparing for your first advising session below. 

Honors Orientation

During the University’s New Student Orientation program, you will learn a lot about the university as a whole and get information valuable to your specific major. The Honors College hosts a separate and required orientation for our freshmen. More information, including scheduled dates and times, will be available later this spring on our Honors Orientation page

Honors Advisement and Course Registration

To begin your UofSC academic career, we will need to register you for your classes. Priority registration before New Student Orientation is one of the benefits of being a South Carolina Honors College student because you can register for courses (Honors and non-Honors) before other first-year students. You should expect to be in approximately 1-3 Honors classes with the remaining being non-Honors classes for your major.   

Honors registration for Fall 2021will occur by phone or by online video conference in May and June before you attend UofSC orientation. 

In this 45-60 minute appointment, your Honors advisor will advise you on courses for your major, review Honors requirements and enroll you in classes (Honors and non-Honors). You will discuss how AP/IB or dual enrollment courses would be applied in your major and learn about events, programs and opportunities for Honors freshman. 

Honors Advisors

Student are assigned an Honors advisor who has knowledge of their intended academic major. Your Honors advisor will assist you in fulfilling Honors graduation requirements by enrolling you in Honors courses that meet academic major, minor, and Honors requirements. 

Preparing for your Advising Appointment

  • Allot approximately 60 minutes for this appointment. Avoid traveling in a car or being in a nosy or crowded area.  
  • Make sure you have internet access and have logged into with your USC ID. You will need to have a computer available during the appointment to view major and Honors requirements.
  • Familiarize yourself with all degree requirements of both the Honors College and your intended academic major using the Major Map Repository and Honors College website.
  • Select classes for the fall by looking at Honors courses and major requirements and accessing View the curriculum sheet for your intended academic major. Look at required classes and then use Schedule Planner in to build a mock schedule prior to your advising phone call.

Steps for Scheduling Your Advising Appointment

Steps to schedule your Honors advising appointment will be sent to your UofSC email email account in May.



We have several Honors College students who play a collegiate sport at the University. Prior to your advising appointment, contact your coach/assistant coach and ask for the practice schedule. You can use schedule planner to add these times and build a fall schedule.

Contact the USC Band Office at 803-777-4278 or

We want you to report the score you think you will receive when you submit the Pre-Orientation Worksheet. Honors students are usually correct in their guess based on their academic performance.


Contact your Honors advisor so they can make any adjustments to your schedule.

Yes. On the UofSC Admissions Portal, students can request to make changes to their application in the bottom right corner. After logging in, click the drop down box for “Application Change Requests,” then select the “Request to Change First-Choice Major” option.

For questions regarding Foreign Language Placement Test, please email your request to Prof. McAteer, DLLC Placement Director,

Information will be sent to all incoming freshmen in mid-to-late May, along with access to an online application. Please inform your Honors advisor during phone registration if you intend to apply. You’ll receive any necessary follow-up advising for fall coursework after application submission.

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