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How Advising Works at Clemson

We are thrilled to have you embark on this exciting higher education journey. Our academic advisors are here to guide and support you every step of the way. Whether you are a first-year student seeking to navigate the vast landscape of courses, a transfer student adapting to a new academic environment or a returning student with specific goals,we are here to help shape your academic path.

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At Clemson, we believe that your education is a collaborative effort, and our advisors are committed to tailoring your experience to your unique aspirations and needs. Through one-on-one meetings, we will work together to create a personalized academic plan that aligns with your goals, interests and strengths. Whether you are aiming for a specific major, exploring interdisciplinary opportunities or simply seeking guidance, we will provide the information and insights you need to make informed decisions.

Welcome to the Clemson Family! Let’s embark on this educational adventure together. Your success is our priority, and we can’t wait to be a part of your growth and achievements.

Student Responsibilities for Advising Success

  • Seek assistance from your assigned academic advisor if you wish to adjust your academic program (e.g., major, concentration/emphasis, minor, catalog year).
  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor before registration.
  • Minimize appointment cancellations/no-shows outside of extenuating circumstances.
  • Prepare for academic advising appointments and review relevant resources.
  • Engage in an active dialogue with your advisor and follow through on the next steps identified during each academic advising appointment.
  • Create and maintain access to academic advising records.
  • Maintain knowledge of Clemson University degree requirements, policies, procedures and technologies relevant to your educational goals.
  • Always maintain awareness of your academic standing. Contact with questions.
  • Maintain knowledge of important dates and deadlines on the academic calendar.
  • Accept final responsibility for all decisions, including those related to any/all scholarships you receive. Academic advisors cannot and do not advise in reference to meeting scholarship requirements.