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Academic Advising


Advising Foundations

Designed as an "orientation" to advising at Carolina, Advising Foundations is essential information for all new academic advisors at USC-Columbia.  Successful completion of this course is required for access to advising technologies. The Advising Foundations course is available through Blackboard. 

Foundations: An Overview of Academic Advising at USC-Columbia

The following outline provides an overview of the material covered in each module of Advising Foundations. Select demonstration videos are also available for certain modules. If you are an Academic Advisor at USC-Columbia and would like access to this course, please submit the Training Access Request Form.

Advising Foundations Learning Outcomes

View the learning outcomes for Advising Foundations [pdf]

Module 1: Advising at USC
Module 2: University Policies and Procedures
Module 3: Academic Programs and Requirements 
Module 4: Advising Technology

Advising Technology Overview

Self Service Carolina Overview- Available through Blackboard

DegreeWorks Overview- Available through Blackboard

Pathfinder Overview- Available through Blackboard

Module 5: Campus Resources
Module 6: Undergraduate Students and Special Populations
Module 7: Advising Profession and Practice

 *Please note: The University Advising Center aims to keep all training material up-to-date and accurate. If you notice errors, please contact ADVtrain@mailbox.sc.edu.