Schedule an Advising Appointment

The AAPC's virtual group advising appointments are not available for the rest of the semester. We continue to offer virtual and in-person individual advising appointments.

First-Year And First-Semester Transfer Students—NOT declared AND assigned to the AAPC

You are required to meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) before you register for classes next semester. The AAPC offered virtual group advising appointments this semester, but the only remaining slots are for individual advising appointments.

Only one of those two options is necessary to meet your mandatory advising requirement: if you've had a group or individual advising appointment this semester and completed your OAKS advising module, you have satisfied it.

First-Year Students—declared AND assigned to the AAPC

If your major department does not require mandatory advising, you WILL be required to meet with an advisor through the AAPC. No further virtual group advising appointments are available this semester: please make an individual advising appointment

If you are not sure if your major requires mandatory advising, feel free to email your major advisor or AAPC advisor and ask.

Second-Year Students NOT declared AND assigned to the AAPC

You are not required to meet with your AAPC advisor. However, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to help plan out classes and prioritize declaring a major. If you want an advising meeting, please schedule an appointment with your assigned AAPC advisor online through the Appointment Manager channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston, or call our office at 843-953-5981. You will receive an appointment confirmation email when the scheduling process is complete.

You must declare your major if you meet the following criteria:

You have earned 45 or more credit hours in residence at the College of Charleston


You are a transfer student who has a total of 45 or more overall earned credit hours


You are in progress toward junior rank (approaching 60 credit hours) this semester.

Second-Year Students declared and NOT assigned to the AAPC

You will need to meet with your major faculty advisor.  Their name and information can be found in the Academic Profile box in the Academic Services Tab in your MyCharleston.  


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 at a premium. After two no-shows, you will not be able to schedule an appointment until after the last Registration Entry Time.