Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy
Exercise and Sports Science
History and Political Science
Math, Computer Science, and Engineering
Visual and Performing Arts
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As a commitment to maintain Academic Integrity and accept academic responsibility, the following statement should appear signed and dated by the student on all major examinations and assignments:
On my honor as a University of South Carolina Aiken student, I have completed my work according to the principle of Academic Integrity. I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this assignment/examination.
From here, you have several options:
Please contact your academic advisor about course options and overrides.
A common Student Attribution Error occurs when on-campus students try to register for online Palmetto College Course sections. Only students enrolled in our online degree-completion program may register for these sections on their own. These courses are identified by the letters “PC” in place of a section number. There is an online request form for these specific courses. Filling out the form is not a guarantee, and students should see their advisor for more course options.
Please click the following links to learn more about the scholarships:
To access your LIFE GPA and credit hours, follow the steps below.
Advisors may store notes in one of two places:
DegreeWorks (For information on finding DegreeWorks, see the FAQ about how to access DegreeWorks).
If you are unsure of who you want to change to, please come to the Office of Academic Advising for guidance.
Through Navigate you can see your assigned advisees by term.
There are several ways in which you can see this information. Through Navigate:
Through Self Service Carolina:
Navigate is the best place to record your advisement interactions.
If a student had an appointment with you:
If a student did not have a scheduled appointment with you:
Make sure to do this for each term you are advising for. When you are advising for Fall and summer, the holds for both terms must be removed. You can remove for different terms by changing the term when you are searching for that student.
Students can change their major by following the instructions via the links below.
Students can apply for grade forgiveness twice during their time at USC Aiken. If they do poorly in a class, they have the option to retake it. The new grade they receive will replace the old one in their GPA calculation but will still be shown on their academic transcript. Students can only apply for this on their second attempt of the class and replace the following grades: D+, D, F, FN, and WF. Once students have completed a class for the second time and the final grade is in, they need to complete a grade forgiveness form and turn it into the registrar's office. To find the form use the following steps:
Student must complete the following form: Reinstatement Petition
The SS&P committee meets monthly, and the student will receive communication from the Office of the Registrar once the committee has made its decision. Students whose appeal is approved can register for the following semester's classes but can only be enrolled in 13 credit hours.
You can go to the Office of the Registrar’s website and click the “Academic Bulletin” tab at the top of the screen. You will be routed to a list of several past Bulletins. Make sure when advising a student, you are looking at the bulletin year that they began taking classes at USCA unless they have adopted a newer bulletin.
Appointment Summaries are required for VMSS students to receive their benefits. Veteran and military benefits cover only degree-applicable courses and their prerequisites. The summaries should contain specific course advisements, e.g., MATH A108 or ENGL A102. Nonspecific recommendations, such as “humanities choice” or “a math class,” are not acceptable for VMSS verification. Because of the specificity required, we suggest that the advisor provide alternative course recommendations to help guide students to other options without needing a secondary advisement appointment or the entry of a new summary.
Additionally, the language you use is important in the recording of appointment summaries for VMSS-connected students. Summaries should indicate that the student was provided with the best course suggestions for progression by the advisor. Use “Student was advised for” rather than “student registered for” in your appointment summary to verify that you approve of the courses.
If a student wants to take a summer course at another institution, there are some steps they need to take:
*Students need to be sure to contact the institution they are wanting to enroll in for the steps to become an admitted guest or transient student. They also need to ensure that the school is offering the class they need before submitting their application. Advisors can find course equivalency information through SSC:
If any student has taken off a major semester, they will have to apply for readmission to the University.
USC Aiken recognizes advising as a foundational connection between the university and each of our students. We are committed to providing a student-centered advising experience that leads to the growth, development, and success of all students from orientation to graduation. The P.A.C.E.R.S. goals and objectives for advising guide this important work:
Prepare - Prepare students and advisors for success through training and technology
Advise - Provide a clear roadmap through each degree program with strategic benchmarks
Connect - Connect students with resources and opportunities to promote academic success and personal growth
Empower - Empower students to take responsibility for their own academic, personal, and professional success
Retain - Establish a culture of student persistence in the first year that promotes retention, progression, and graduation
Support - Help students reach their full potential through mentoring, building relationships, and providing targeted support to achieve their educational and professional goals