Academic Advising Manual

Updated: April 2020

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 Sometimes, the best attempts still result in inaccurate or outdated information.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.

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

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction to Academic Advising

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

Section Two: 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

Section Three: General Education

  • 2019-2020 General Education Requirements 

Section Four: 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 

Section Five: Advising and Student Services Directory

  • Overview of Academic Advising Structure at Clemson
  • Student Services Directory for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

Section Six: Student Specific Populations

  • Clemson University Honors College
  • Cohort Program Descriptions
  • Former Students Returning
  • Health Professions Advising
  • International Student Policies and Services
  • Veteran and Military-Connected Students
  • Student Accessibility Services