Academic Advising

Academic Advising at the Academic Success Center, Clemson University, Clemson SC

  • Which students do ASC cross-college advisors serve?

    Our cross-college advisors serve as the primary academic advisor for exploratory (undecided) and former Clemson students re-enrolling after a break in enrollment. These students include

    • all new and continuing students who have not yet declared their major until the point at which they declare a major. Once a student declares a major, that student is then assigned to an academic advisor within their major. If you are an exploratory student who has not yet declared a major, you have been assigned to an ASC advisor and are required to meet with your advisor in order to be cleared to register for courses for the upcoming term. Schedule a meeting.
    • all readmitted former students wishing to enroll in courses at Clemson. All former students wishing to re-enroll at Clemson must first apply for readmission to the University and be readmitted. Application for Re-admission link If you are a former student who has already been readmitted to the University and wish to enroll in Clemson courses for the upcoming term, you have been assigned to an ASC cross-college advisor who specifically works with former students returning to the University. In order to be cleared to register for courses for the upcoming term, you will first need to meet with your assigned advisor. Schedule a meeting.
  • What is cross-college advising?

    Cross-College Advising is a service designed to help with the transition into college through developing a relationship between you and an advisor. This advisor will assist you at Clemson by helping you set goals, make decisions, and understand Clemson’s policies and resources.

    Cross-college advising has two branches: Former Students Returning and exploratory/undecided students. Both of these groups are required to meet with a Cross-College Advisor in the Academic Success Center in order to be cleared for course registration.

Former Students

  • What can Cross-College Advising do for me?

    Cross-College Advising is available not only to help you re-integrate with Clemson, but also to assist you with academics and on-campus life. We are here to support you in both good times and bad. Cross-College Advising can help you by discussing a variety of topics:

    • Academic eligibility/academic probation
    • Academic forgiveness
    • Academic renewal
    • Degree requirements for different majors
    • Assistance with GPA prediction
    • Navigating Degree Works
    • How to select classes and schedule coursework
    • Campus resources
    • Transferring credits from other institutions
    • Any other questions you have about your personal academic progress and on-campus life
  • How can I make an appointment?

    Please make an appointment through the appointment scheduler. Appointments usually last between thirty and sixty minutes. Because these meetings are required before students can be cleared to register for classes, they typically occur in the weeks before registration, but students are welcome to meet with advisors any time.

  • What should I do before the meeting?

    Before you come, you should fill out the advising form and come prepared with any questions you may have.

Exploratory Students

  • How do I benefit from advising?

    Advising is available not only to help you choose a major, but also to assist you with academics and on-campus life. We are here to support you in both good times and challenging times. Our advisors can help exploratory students by discussing a variety of topics:

    • Degree requirements for particular majors
    • Change of major requirements
    • Declaring a major
    • Exploring multiple potential majors
    • Navigating your degree progress report
    • Developing an academic plan
    • Selecting and scheduling courses
    • Utilizing campus resources
    • Assisting with GPA calculation and prediction
    • Other topics related to your personal academic progress
  • How can I make an appointment?

    Please use our appointment scheduler to make an appointment. Appointments usually last between 30 and 60 minutes. Because these meetings are required before students can be cleared to register for classes, they typically occur in the weeks before registration, but students are welcome to meet with advisors any time.

  • What should I do before the meeting?
    • Make a list of your top three choices for a major and bring them with you to the meeting.
    • Come prepared to discuss any academic updates you may have updates (class forgiveness, change of major, etc.)
    • If you are planning to take coursework in the summer elsewhere, please bring the name of the course and the institution.
    • Make a list of courses that you might want to take in Fall 2017 and bring it with you.
    • Before you come, you should fill out the advising form and come prepared with any questions you may have.