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Advisor Responsibilities

University College

All incoming freshman will be assigned a full-time academic advisor that will assist the student in making academic decisions and serve as a resource for Coastal Carolina University related questions.  You will work closely with a First-Year Advisor during your first two semesters at Coastal Carolina University. The objective of this close, working relationship is to assist you in building a solid academic foundation during your freshmen year. University College is located on the second floor of the Prince building. 

The Role of the Academic Advisor at Coastal Carolina University

The relationship between advisor and advisee is one of shared responsibility. Though you as a student are ultimately responsible for the choices you make in college, the University realizes that in order to make informed decisions, students need the mentoring and advice of academic advisors and others in the University community. Your academic advisor is your primary resource regarding academic issues, opportunities, and programs. 

Additionally, advisors help students in academic difficulty recognize possible causes of their difficulties and suggest alternative courses of action.  Academic advisors also encourage first-year students to become involved in campus organizations and assist students during the course selection and registration process.

Advisor Responsibilities

To clarify university policies, regulations, programs, and procedures about which you may have questions.

  • To be available to meet with you each semester.
  • To keep regular office hours and be adequately available to meet with you.
  • To offer advice on selecting courses and to assist you in developing an academic plan that satisfies degree requirements.
  • To be a responsive listener and to refer you to appropriate support services within the university when needed.
  • To discuss with you your academic performance and the implications of your performance for the undergraduate programs, graduate programs and professional programs you desire to pursue.
  • To help you to explore your interests, abilities, and goals and to relate them to academic majors.