Whether you’re an incoming freshman, a senior about to graduate with your college
degree, or a new transfer student, your academic advisor will help you define and
achieve your academic goals at the University of South Carolina.
Log-in to the online Pathfinder system to schedule your advising appointment. Academic
Advising is provided by your academic college/school. You must meet with your assigned
academic advisor each semester before you can register for classes.
Not sure who your assigned advisor is? Learn how to locate your assigned academic
STAY on Course
For more information on academic advising procedures in your college/school, find
your college below.
START Your Course
First-Year Academic Advising
If you are a first-year student or a transfer student, you will be assigned a first-year
advisor in your college/school. Students who meet with a First-Year Advisor will 1)
discuss your transition to college; 2) build a course schedule; 3) map your major
and track your progress towards your degree; and 4) evaluate any transfer, AP, and/or
IB credit you have. Your first-year advisor will contact you several times throughout
the semester and offer multiple 30 minute in-person sessions.
First-year students can learn how to view their assigned academic advisor here.
CHANGE Your Course
If you are interested in exploring your major options and/or changing majors between colleges/schools,
an Exploratory/Major Change Advisor can help you. With an Exploratory/Major Change
Advisor you will 1) explore new major options; 2) evaluate your course credit for
your new major; 3) build a course schedule for your new major; and 4) prepare for
your departmental advisement in your new major. *Note, if you are changing majors
within your current college/school, contact your current academic advisor.
GET on Course
Academic Coaches meet one-on-one with undergraduate students to create an academic
plan, set goals, and share resources to help you achieve your goals within and beyond
the classroom environment. Each Coaching session is tailored to your needs and focuses
on 1) general academic advising; 2) academic planning/success strategies; 3) strengths
identification; 4) engagement planning/campus involvement; and 5) navigating campus
resources. Academic Coaches also work with students who are returning from academic
suspension and students who are at risk of University probation or suspension.
March 4The last day to drop a course or withdraw without a grade of "WF" being recorded for
the Spring 2019 semester (Part of Term 30) is Monday, March 4, 2019. View Full Academic Calendar »
Freshmen and Sophomore Chemistry and Biochemistry Students: Join us and learn more
about what it means to be a Chemisry or Biochemistry major. Meet the faculty in these
programs and learn about their researsh as well as engage in roundtable discussion
to discover what you can do with your degree.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
John M. Palms Center for Graduate Science Research, Conference Room 101
RSVP by February 22, 2019 to attend.