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Advising Information

Advising Center

Academic advising is an integral part of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences’ (CECAS) commitment to helping students meet their academic and personal goals. Academic advisors provide students with specialized, personal contact, seek to ensure that they are in the correct major and are making satisfactory academic progress.

Advising is an ongoing educational process that connects the student to the University. 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.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is broken up by area of study. By clicking below, you will view your academic advising team and how to set up an appointment, learn about degree-specific courses, and explore majors and careers.

How Advisors Can Help You

Your academic advisor will meet with you each semester during pre-registration advising to help with course selection and to monitor your degree progress. You may also need to meet with your advisor at other times for:

  • Constructing academic goals to meet your future career goals
  • Discussing academic challenges
  • Connecting with resources and services on campus
  • Explaining ways to get involved outside the classroom
  • Changing your schedule (i.e., adding or dropping courses)
  • Completing academic forms
  • Declaring or changing your major
  • Understanding institutional policies and procedures

The Advising Relationship

meeting with an advisor

  • Initiate contact and meet with your advisor regularly
  • Contact your advisor when you have questions about policies, procedures, and resources
  • Assume responsibility for and ownership of your actions and decisions
  • Be an active participant in your education and experiences
  • Become familiar with major requirements and monitor your progress towards degree completion
  • Register for the courses that you and your advisor determine appropriate for your educational goals
  • Follow up on advisor’s recommendations and suggestions
  • Explore degree options and their relationships to careers
  • Develop an educational plan and monitor progress
  • Assist with the selection of appropriate courses based on personal interests and intended major
  • Describe available campus resources and make referrals to students as appropriate
  • Clarify and assist in adhering to university academic policies and procedures
  • Advocate on your behalf when appropriate
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Richardson Profile

Trey Richardson
Mechanical Engineering, '22

I’ve had an amazing experience with CECAS advising. From registering classes freshman year to helping other students build their own schedules during my orientation ambassador role, I’ve had an incredible time getting to work with these advisors and observing the success they set up for incoming freshmen.