Graduate Resources for Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • We want to encourage you to be in close communication with each of your professors and advisors. Pay attention to their office hours and meet with them during this time. If possible, seek out mentorship relationships with professors, advisors, or other staff or faculty members within your department. This can be invaluable for not only academics but also life in general.
Supervisors/Mentors in extracurricular settings
  • It is always of benefit to developing trusting relationships with persons who can be supportive of your academic and personal needs. For example, if you are struggling in classes in part because you are working late hours, consider having a conversation with your supervisor. He or she may be willing to work with you to make sure you have the necessary time to study.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • CAPS provides counseling and support services to Clemson University students. We recommend that you reach out to them for a wide variety of concerns including testing anxiety, trouble with transitioning to campus, and diagnosed (or suspected) mental health disorders. Walk-in hours for CAPS are between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Their website and contact information can be found at
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
  • SAS works with students who have diagnoses or disorders needing testing and classroom accommodations. If you believe you might fall in this category, the SAS website and contact information can be found at
Cocurricular and extracurricular activities
  • The Graduate School, the Writing Center and many other offices on campus offer specific programming to help you be successful, like GRAD 360°. To learn more please visit

We wish you all the best as you continue to strive to academically succeed this semester and in future semesters. Let us know if you have any additional questions or if you would like to meet individually with a Financial Aid Counselor.