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Academic Advising

Advising Technology

The University of South Carolina incorporates several key technologies into the advising workflow. Advisors who are new to the Columbia campus or advisors who are requesting additional or renewed access should follow the steps below. 

Need Access to One or More Advising Technologies? 

Follow these steps to gain or renew your access to EAB Navigate, Self-Service Carolina, or DegreeWorks. 

  1. Complete the Access Request Form [pdf] and have the designated approver for your college/school or unit sign it.
  2. Complete "Advising Foundations" online training course via Blackboard. Do note you only need to finish the Foundations level - not 1-4. Register for the Advising Foundations Blackboard course
  3. Once training is completed and you have sent your access form to the Process Steward, you will receive an email from with the subject line New Technology Access Request once your request has been submitted (sample email[pdf]).  Follow the instructions in this email to accept the Terms and Conditions

Please note that it may take 2-3 business days for processing once the Terms and Conditions have been accepted.

If you have an advisor that will be leaving the university or changing roles to another department, college, or advising unit, please complete this form to remove their advising technology access. 


UofSC-Columbia Advising Technologies

EAB Advising Platform (Navigate)

The EAB Advising Platform (known as Navigate on the Columbia campus), populated by a nightly feed of student data from Banner, provides a simple overview of key student information; success marker notifications; risk scoring for early intervention; a full transcript view and incoming student test and placement scores; easy list development based on hundreds of student attributes (GPA ranges; credit completion percentages; specific courses; participation in certain groups such as Honors, athletics, or sorority/fraternity; transfers; etc); a major matcher feature integrated with hiring and salary data provided by O-Net; easy referrals to support offices across campus who will reach out to the student and then close the loop with the advisor who made the referral. It is also the primary scheduling software on UofSC Columbia's campus. The Education Advisory Board launches new releases of platform functionality, developed with direct feedback from platform users, on a monthly basis.


DegreeWorks aids students and advisors in monitoring student progress toward degree completion and assists students in choosing the most appropriate courses to fulfill degree requirements. Integrated with student academic records in Banner, DegreeWorks matches student record data (courses, hours, grades) with degree requirements categorically to identify which courses meet degree requirements and which courses need to be completed. DegreeWorks also allows users to run What If and Look Ahead scenarios to both show how projected courses will apply to a student’s major and apply a student’s course history to another program of study.

My UofSC Experience

Beyond The Classroom Matters (BTCM) is a supplemental student information system for records of student involvement in experiential and engaged learning programs. Each student’s records in the system are collectively called My UofSC Experience and are available to new freshmen and new transfer students entering Fall 2018 and subsequent terms, and their advisors. These additional records provide a more comprehensive view of a student’s college experience and may be useful for advising conversations. Providing these records is intended to help advisors engage students in reflection on their learning in college – within and beyond the classroom - and in planning for future purposeful involvement to help them achieve their educational goals.



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