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Advising Appointments

Preparing for Your Orientation Advising Appointment

Make the most of your orientation advising appointments by being prepared! Please take a few minutes to explore our preparation tips for getting the most out of your advising appointment experience.

All new first-year students, except Honors, student athletes, and new transfers, should access the online learning module that will help them better prepare for orientation.  The Academic Advising and Planning Center will email these students approximately two weeks prior to their registered Orientation session with instructions for accessing the online learning module.

Please note that the completion of this learning module is designed to better prepare students for their advising experience at the College of Charleston.  Students are not expected to create a course schedule during this module; this will occur when students come to orientation on Day 2.

Need to Schedule an Advising Appointment?

Appointments with your assigned advisor in the Academic Advising and Planning Center are scheduled online with Appointment Manager.  Logon through the Appointment Manager link or from the Appointment Manager channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  You will receive an appointment confirmation email when the scheduling process is complete.

If you are unable to schedule an advising appointment online, you can call the Academic Advising and Planning Center office telephone number: 843.953.5981.  Please have your student ID number and your advisor’s name handy when making this call.  If you do not know your advisor's name, logon to MyCharleston and view your Academic Profile on the Academic Services tab.  You can also see the advisor name(s) in the Student Information Header on your degree audit in DegreeWorks.

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Are You Prepared for Your Advising Appointment?

We value the time we get to spend assisting students with their educational pursuits.  To most effectively utilize the time we spend together, please take an active role in the advising process by preparing for your appointments.  Advising sessions are most beneficial for both the advisor and the student if students arrive at the appointment well prepared for the advising session.  Please use the appropriate link below for steps you can take to prepare for your next advising appointment.

Need to Cancel an Advising Appointment?

We recognize situations arise that may create a need to reschedule or cancel an advising appointment.  To cancel your advising appointment, you can (1) logon to Appointment Manager and click "Go to My Appointments", (2) follow the cancellation link provided in the appointment confirmation email you received when you scheduled your appointment, or (3) call the Academic Advising and Planning Center: 843.953.5981.  A two-hour prior notification is requested.  Reciprocal courtesy will be extended to students should advisors need to cancel.

Attendance Policy

If you do not cancel your appointment online or notify the office in advance that you are unable to keep your appointment, your absence will be noted as a "no-show".  During peak advising periods, appointment times are premium.  After two no-shows, you will not be able to schedule an appointment until after the last Registration Entry Time.

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