The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) is dedicated to creating an atmosphere in which students can discover their potential, set and reach individual goals, explore and plan appropriate academic programs of study, and prepare for the declaration of major in their chosen discipline.
- Monday - Friday
- 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Note: During the months of May through August, our office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (except during New Student Orientation).
Where We Are Located
The Academic Advising and Planning Center is located on the second floor of the Lightsey Center, in Suite 247 (above the Barnes and Noble bookstore). We are listed as building number 5 on the campus map.
Academic Advising and Planning Center Staff
All advisors in the Academic Advising and Planning Center are active members of NACADA, the National ACademic ADvising Association.
Click on the appropriate link below to e-mail the Academic Advising and Planning Center or your advisor. When sending e-mail to the AAPC or your advisor, please be sure to use your college-issued e-mail account. Make sure you include your full name (no nick names) in the body of the e-mail.
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All students are strongly encouraged to meet with advisors to assist with course selection and academic planning. Many academic programs require specific course sequencing in order to reach degree completion in a timely manner. Also, students frequently benefit from guidance in exploring potential majors and coordinating career goals with educational opportunities such as internships or study abroad programs.
Students who have not declared majors are advised through the Academic Advising and Planning Center. All entering degree seeking students are assigned an advisor in the Advising Center and have mandatory advising during their first year. Advising appointments may be scheduled by calling the Advising Center 843.953.5981. Advising appointments should be scheduled beginning in September for the fall term and February for the spring term so that all students can be served prior to their early registration time.
Students who declare a major during the first year are assigned advisors through the Academic Department as well as the Academic Advising and Planning Center to ensure that students receive the focused advising in their discipline of choice and also have access to an academic advisor they can consult regarding institutional requirements and resources.
Students are reminded that they are ultimately responsible for their own academic program and course load. Academic Advising and Planning Center services should never replace individual student responsibility.