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Academic Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences's (CECAS) commitment to help students meet their academic and personal goals. The college operates on a split-advising model. A team of professional staff advisors and general engineering faculty work with first year students in General Engineering and Chemistry to ensure that they are in the correct major and are making satisfactory academic progress.

Top 10 Reasons to Meet with your Academic Advisor

    1. to select courses and plan for future semesters
    2. to track your academic progress
    3. to get help with study skills, time management and/or test taking strategies
    4. to gather information about potential majors and to discuss career goals
    5. to discuss changing your schedule (i.e., adding or dropping courses)
    6. to discuss academic difficulties
    7. to discuss any personal issues that affect academic performance
    8. to declare or change your major
    9. to find out where to go for specific services or resources
    10. to talk with a supportive listener who can help make the transition to college easier

Advisors work closely with the faculty in engineering, math, and chemistry to help students develop skills crucial for success. They also offer assistance with time management, study skills, learning styles and various ways to prepare for exams. Advisors maintain regular contact with students via email and other electronic forms of communication to ensure students are well informed of deadlines, curriculum changes, and departmental policies.

Academic advising is an ongoing educational process that connects the student to the University. Academic advising supports the institution-wide mission of preparing the student for learning beyond the confines of the academy. Clemson University values quality academic advising, understanding that valuable advising is not limited to registration or course selection, but also provides information and directs students to resources that enable sound career and personal choices. The General Engineering advising is a core component of this mission and vision.