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Frequently Asked Questions

One Stop Answers for Common Student Requests

Visit the One Stop Answers for Common Student Requests page for answers to common questions, such as when you can register for classes, declining transfer credit, transfer equivalency, declining AP/IB credit, and more from the Office of the Registrar.

How do I 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. For more information, visit our Advising Appointments page.

If you want to schedule an advising appointment with your Faculty Advisor, you should contact them directly. You should be able to find their email, phone number, and office location on the department's web page.

How do I find out who my academic advisor is?

If you are in your first year at the college or if you have not yet declared a major, you should have an advisor in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC). If you have declared your major, you will have a faculty advisor in your major department. To find out who your advisor is (in the AAPC or in your major) follow these instructions:

  • Log in to MyCharleston
  • Go to the Academic Services tab
  • In the right column, click on “Open Degree Works”
  • Your advisor’s name will be on the opening page (under the “Audits” tab and “Student View” format) in the 8th row of information. If you click on your advisor’s name, an email will generate so that you are able to contact them.

Newly admitted students will be assigned to advisors after they attend New Student Orientation.

How do I Declare my Major?

The Program of Study Management (POSM) system is an electronic workflow that allows students to manage their degree programs online in MyCharleston. Visit POSM for more information on how to use this system. Visit the AAPC's Declaring Your Major page for details about major declaration policy and major declaration deadlines.

What is a Mandatory Advising hold?

A Mandatory Advising hold from the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) prevents you from registering for classes until you meet with your assigned academic advisor in the AAPC. All new first year students are required to attend academic advising during their first and second semesters at the College of Charleston. If a student's declared major department requires advising, then the student must meet with their faculty advisor. If the student is undeclared or their declared major department does not require academic advising, then the student must meet with their assigned academic advisor in the AAPC. New transfer students must meet with their assigned advisor in the AAPC in their first semester only if they have not yet declared an academic major when holds are set.

Please note that your AAPC advisor cannot remove advising holds placed by academic departments.

What is a Missing Major Declaration hold?

A Missing Major Declaration hold prevents you from registering for classes until you declare a major or meet with your academic advisor in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC). For details, visit the AAPC's Declaring Your Major page.

Do you still have questions?

Learn more about the Academic Advising and Planning Center or contact the AAPC.

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