Advisement & Registration

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Fall 2018 Interactive Class/Course Schedule is now viewable. 

Advisement

Students are assigned an Academic Advisor once they have declared a major. Students should meet with their Advisor every semester as they progress into the major course work. Although ultimately it is the student’s responsibility to verify what courses and requirements are needed to complete the degree, the Advisor is there to assist in double-checking the student’s progress. Advisors will also inform students of any changes to the requirements for their major.

Students with more than one major should be advised by an Advisor in each major.

Registration

Students should contact their Advisor two to three weeks before registration begins to set up either a face-to-face advisement appointment or an email correspondence if they are 100% online. Some departments will contact students to inform them when the department will be advising. Students will need to have prepared a trial schedule before the appointment. Advisors cannot clear students for registration without the trial schedule, as the Advisor will need to verify that the courses chosen will meet requirements for the degree. To choose courses, students need to look at the checksheet for their major.

Students can see the course offerings for the next semester either through their MyJSU or by accessing the Interactive Class Schedule.

Knowledge is Power!

Do you know you can access your Academic Transcripts and Degree Evaluation? Accessing your Academic Transcripts and Degree Evaluation, along with keeping a copy of your major and minor check sheets and academic Plan of Study, will assist you with staying on track and completing your degree on time.

Follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Log into your MyJSU account
  2. Click on "Self Service Banner."
  3. Click on "Student Records."
  4. Click on "Academic Transcripts" or "Degree Evaluation."

Who is your Advisor?

Here is a list of Advisors within the School of Arts & Humanities.

If you have recently changed your major and have not been assigned a new Advisor, please contact the department of your major and speak to the department secretary.

**Students who want to change their major should contact the department office of the new major to fill out the Change of Major form.

Graduation Certification Advisement

Students need to contact their Graduation Certification Advisor the semester BEFORE they plan to graduate. The Graduation Certification Advisor must perform a comprehensive check to determine remaining requirements for graduation.

Cocky Knowledge!

  • Contact your Academic Advisor 2-3 weeks before registration begins to set up an advisement appointment.
  • Look at your check sheet/plan of study to see what courses you will need to take during the next semester.
  • View the Interactive Class Schedule, or your Student Planner to see the courses that will be offered during the next semester.
  • Review your degree evaluation each semester to ensure you are progressing in the time line you have set for yourself.
  • Complete your Trial Schedule before your advisement appointment.
  • We recommend 12-15 credit hours each semester to graduate in a timely manner.
  • You do not need to complete all of your Honors level courses all at once. The Honors program is structured so you can complete the 24 hours with in eight semesters.
  • Most Science courses require students to register for both a lecture and lab. While the lecture class may meet multiple times each week, the lab meets separately usually once a week.
  • When registering for courses, please note the meeting days. M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R= Thursday, F = Friday, S = Saturday.
  • It is okay to schedule courses back to back. Most buildings can be reached within 10-15 minutes by walking or Gamecock Express.
  • If you end up in a course that you realize may be too challenging or difficult to get to in the time frame, you can change your schedule during the first week of classes.
  • Check with your advisor before changing courses. Some courses are not available every semester. Dropping a course could add on to the time you will need to graduate.
  • Check  with your advisor, VA, Financial Aid, and/or Scholarships Office before you drop courses during the semester. This could cost you money or time if you do not.
  • Ask your advisor questions. If you do not understand something, ask. Your advisor will be able to either answer your questions, or put you in contact with someone who can.
  • Take the ECE Exam once you have completed EH 101, EH 102 and 48 credit hours. It is extremely important to complete this exam as soon as you are eligible to take it. Putting it off until your last semester could delay you graduating.

Students are responsible for the following:

  • Learn the requirements for your major(s) and/or minor(s).
  • Know what prerequisites courses you need to complete before you can take courses for your major/minor.
  • Maintain communications with your academic advisor. Make appointments. Show up on time and be prepared. Call or email if you need to reschedule.
  • Check your Gamecocks email (GEM) daily for important updates from the university, your professors, and/or advisors.
  • Know and register for the courses recommended by your academic advisor.
  • Read over the Student Handbook and Catalog to be informed of all policies, procedures, and other important information. Knowledge is power!
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • The ultimate responsibility for understanding and completing degree and graduation requirements lies with the student.