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Academic Success Resources

At South Carolina our people are our greatest resource. Outstanding faculty serve as teachers, advisers and mentors. Helpful staff members work tirelessly to ensure an exceptional student experience. And current students serve as peer leaders and tutors. These resources are available for any student looking to improve performance in the classroom and in life.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

We help you stay on track for your degree with our advising sessions. Each college or school features their own advisers who are knowledgeable about all the specifics of each degree. We also offer advising assistance if you need to change your major. 

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching

Our academic coaches help you learn and apply skills needed to be successful in college. We meet with you one-on-one to create an academic and engagement plan, set goals and share resources to help you achieve those goals in the classroom and in life.

Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-professional Advising

Thinking about law, medicine or another health-related career? We help you prepare for the complex application process, including information on essay-writing workshops. Our advisers also have information on various community service projects sponsored by area hospitals and agencies and job-shadowing opportunities with local healthy professionals and lawyers. 

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring

Learn how to study and prepare for specific classes from fellow students who have been there and done that and done it well. These sessions are geared toward upper-level classes and tailored to meet your individual needs. Our tutors not only excelled in the classes they are helping with, but have been trained to help you develop strong study skills.

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services supports students with learning, physical, health or psychiatric disabilities in managing the varying demands of the university experience. Learn how to register as a student with a disability, discover how we can accommodate your specific needs and stay informed through the office's ListServ.

Student Success Center

Student Success Center

All of our resources to help you succeed academically and in real life are coordinated through one office. So even if you are uncertain which service you need, you can call our offices to find out. Our help is customized to give you exactly what you need to be successful. 

University 101

University 101

This program is a national model for first-year seminars and is consistently named by U.S. News and World Report as a “program to look for.” The four courses are team-taught by instructors drawn from the Columbia and system campuses who are assisted by graduate students and undergraduate peer leaders, creating a setting for active and collaborative teaching and learning. 

Writing Center

Writing Center

We help you at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to revision. We also can answer grammar and citation questions. We provide you with tools to write your best work.