All new first-year students, except Honors, student athletes, and new transfers, advised by the Academic Advising and Planning Center should access a short online learning module that will help lay a foundation for success at orientation and beyond. Students will be introduced to the Language of College, What We Do in Academic Advising, the Value of a Liberal Arts Education, and the General Education and Graduation Requirements. This module must be completed before arriving to campus for orientation and should take less than 20 minutes. There is a short quiz at the end of each section, so keeping a pencil handy is a good idea. Failing to complete this module could negatively impact students’ Fall course registration.
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.
The Academic Advising and Planning Center will email students approximately two weeks prior to their registered Orientation session with instructions for accessing the online learning module.
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The last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” for a spring semester course is Monday, March 25. We invite you to come to the Academic Advising and Planning Center during our Drop-In Advising hours in 247 Lightsey Center for questions or concerns about course withdrawal:
If you are considering a course withdrawal, it is important that you make an informed decision. There are many components to consider, such as financial aid, scholarships, housing, and insurance, among other things, and your decision should not be made lightly.
You can also schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in the AAPC online through Appointment Manager on the Academic Services tab of MyCharleston, and the AAPC offers daily Quick Question Drop In hours, Monday-Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis if your question qualifies for Quick Question Drop In advising.
Please note that Spring Break is the week immediately prior to the last day to withdraw with a grade of”W”.
Attention first year students!
Mandatory advising for first year students is underway! Please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor prior to your Fall 2019 registration entry time. You may schedule your appointment online through Appointment Manager or call our office at 843.953.5981. To prepare for your advising appointment, complete the Academic Advising Homework (PDF). You can also visit our Preparing for Your Semester Advising Appointment page for suggestions of how to make the most out of your advising appointment.
Attend the Choosing a Major Workshop offered by the Academic Advising and Planning Center and the Career Center. The workshop is held in the Career Center on the 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on these dates:
If you are a currently enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate student in the second semester of your sophomore year, you must declare a major by Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Visit our Declaring Your Major page for more information on the major declaration deadline.