Academic Advising Manual

Updated: June 2021

This Academic Advising Resource Manual is the final product resulting from the combined efforts of many faculty and staff on campus. Thanks to everyone who contributed in ways large and small. Your assistance and collaboration are greatly appreciated.

Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this manual. Sometimes, the best attempts still result in inaccurate or outdated information. Please contact the appropriate department for the most up-to-date information.

Introduction to Academic Advising

  • Academic Advising at Clemson University
  • Technology in Academic Advising
  • Professional Organizations in Academic Advising

Academic Advising Directory

Academic Enrollment Policies and Procedures

  • Academic Calendar
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Legal Presence/SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act
  • Academic Eligibility 
  • Withdrawal from Coursework
  • Withdrawal from University
  • Financial Aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Scholarships
  • Academic Forgiveness
  • Change of Academic Program (Major, Minor, Curriculum Year, etc.)
  • Registration Process for Continuing Students
  • Substitutions for Course or Requirement
  • Approval of Credits to be Earned at Another School

General Education

  • 2021-2022 General Education Requirements 

Course Specific Information

  • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • CU 1000
  • English
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Military Leadership (Army ROTC)
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Courses and Tiger Band 

Student Specific Populations

  • Clemson University Honors College
  • Cohort Program Descriptions
  • Former Students Returning
  • Health Professions Advising
  • International Student Policies and Services
  • Nieri Student-Athlete Enrichment Programming
  • Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad
  • Pre-Law Advising
  • Veteran and Military-Connected Students
  • Student Accessibility Services


  • 2021 Orientation Dates
  • 2021 Registration Time Allocations
  • Orientation Participant Database - Slate
  • Campus Partners Directory
  • Orientation Advising and Registration Process
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation and Policies
  • Credit by Examination Policies

If you have feedback regarding the Academic Advising Resource Manual you would like considered in future academic years, please feel free to direct that to Dr. Jessica Owens.