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Academic Advising


The EAB advising software we have at USC is EAB Pathfinder. This sytem serves as a resource for advisors containing student information, notes, success markers, progression, and incorporates appointment scheduling.

What is Pathfinder?

EAB Pathfinder is intended to guide the prioritization of outreach to and interaction with students based on risk levels and success marker flags. The success markers are established by each department based on the courses that are most predictive of success in each major over time using USC historic student data, or based on critical courses from major maps. These involve both threshold grades in key courses and the timing of those courses. Risk levels are based on student performance and characteristics relative to other students who have graduated in the particular major. Success markers, risk levels, and student characteristics (GPA ranges, class level, department, college, native/transfer, etc.) can be used to quickly query lists of students who may need further assistance.

One of the largest additions that Pathfinder has is the incorporation of scheduling software. Due to this, the USC Columbia campus has transitioned away from the other appointment software. As of January 1st, 2018 other scheduling software has been phased out completely and all current advisors, departments, and student service offices listed below have been transitioned fulled to EAB Pathfinder!


EAB Pathfinder for Scheduling - Academic Units

The list below includes all colleges, departments, and advising units currently utilizing EAB Pathfinder for scheduling their appointments with students.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Cardiovascular Tech
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Classics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Film/Media Studies
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • Languages, Literature & Cultures
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • School of Visual Art & Design
  • Statistics
  • Women's Studies

Darla Moore School of Business (campaigns only)

College of Education (campaigns only)

College of Engineering and Computing

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • IIT
  • Mechanical Engineering

College of HRSM

College of Information & Communications

School of Music

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Arnold School of Public Health

College of Social Work


EAB Pathfinder for Scheduling - Student Service Offices

The list below includes all student service offices currently utilizing EAB Pathfinder for scheduling their appointments with students.

Capstone Scholars

Career Center (for referrals & notes only)

Green Quad Learning Center

Leadership & Service Center

Office of Fellowships & Scholarships

Opportunity Scholars

Student Success Center (referrals only, other services in Fall 2018)

Study Abroad

Undergraduate Research

University Advising Center

USC Connect


Pending Usage

The list below includes departments or offices that are not yet available for scheduling with students.

Comparative Literature





Physics & Astronomy

Biomedical Engineering

International Student Services

*For advisors in these departments/offices interested in using the EAB Pathfinder platform, please complete training and/or contact Brian Dusel (