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Academic Advising

Current Students

If you are a USC student who has been dismissed from your major for missing academic progression requirements and are not yet academically eligible for your desired alternative  major, you will be reassigned to the Undergraduate Studies program as an Undeclared student. If you are a USC student who has not been dismissed from your current major but are not yet eligible for your desired major, you can elect to move into the Undergraduate Studies program as an Undeclared student.

Undergraduate Studies

Students in the Undeclared in Undergraduate Studies program receive specially tailored, intensive academic advising and support from an Academic Coach in the University Advising Center. Students may spend a maximum of two semesters in the Undergraduate Studies program. You will work with your Academic Coach toward the goal of moving into a degree-granting major that matches your unique strengths and interests. Undergraduate Studies advising appointments are one hour advising sessions that focus on:

  • academic planning
  • general course advising
  • strengths identification
  • strategies for success in and beyond the classroom
  • campus resource navigation

The Undergraduate Studies program has a $250 per semester enrichment fee. For more information about program fees,  contact the Bursar’s Office.

Please note that students who are part of the Academic Common Market are not eligible to become Undeclared. If you are in an ACM-eligible major and change to Undeclared you will lose your tuition benefit. Please contact Trena Houp in the ACM office for more information.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Studies program by making an advising appointment to meet with an advisor or call the University Advising Center at 803-777-1222.

Finding Your Course at USC

As a Gamecock you have countless resources to help you find out what you want to do, where your strengths lie, and how to find your course at USC!

  • Major Exploration: Take advantage of the Advising Center’s self-assessments to get a head start on matching your unique skill set to the majors offered at USC. Your undeclared advisor will help you evaluate and understand the results of your self-assessment(s)!
  • Career Exploration: Learn about career paths—those you think you know about and those you didn’t know existed! Career exploration will help you plan for life after graduation and learn the different academic paths that can lead to the career of your dreams!
    • Career Coaching: Get one on one support from a Career Coach as you learn about yourself, your academic path, and the professional world
    • Career Assessment Tools: Unsure of what you want to do after graduation? Start with a career self-assessment!
    • Career Courses: Make career planning a part of your course schedule with the UNIV 201: The World of Work

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