Academic Advising

Academic advising is an ongoing educational process that connects the student to the University. Academic advising supports the University’s mission of preparing the student for learning beyond the confines of the academy. Academic advisors represent and interpret University policies and procedures to the student and help the student navigate the academic and organizational paths of the institution.

Each student is assigned an academic advisor in his/her major area. Students are encouraged to seek out their advisor any time they have questions or need assistance. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the advisor during registration. An advisor will assist the student in scheduling courses so as to fulfill the requirements of the degree program. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the student to fulfill the relevant requirements of the degree. Advisors also maintain files on individual advisees to assist in academic planning.

Clemson University values quality academic advising. Good advising is not limited to registration or course selection. Academic advisors provide information and direct students to resources that enable sound career and personal choices. And academic advisors serve as models of professional development.

While we attempt to keep the information on the advising web page as current as possible, we also rely on information distributed by other academic units and service departments of the university. We are not responsible for the accuracy of that information. If you as a user find an error, please notify that department so that the error may be corrected as soon as possible.

Latest Updates

Clemson Mathematics Placement Test (CMPT) Update

The CMPT is required of each new student (freshmen and transfer) entering Clemson University even if the student has math credit through Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or work taken at another college or university. The CMPT is used for assessment and for placement.

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Academic Forgiveness

The Academic Forgiveness Policy (AFP) was implemented by Clemson University at the beginning of fall semester 2013. Up to three courses may be forgiven if a grade of D or F was earned. A forgiven course must be repeated at Clemson University if it is a graduation requirement.

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Military deployment of students during the academic year

Students may be deployed for active military status at any time during a semester. Here’s what they should do in order to leave Clemson in good standing.

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