College of Charleston Academic Advising and Planning Center

The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) at the College of Charleston assists undergraduate students with all aspects of academic planning.

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2019-20 Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony

Congratulations to AAPC Peer Advisor Ethan Bain for being named College of Charleston Student Employee of the Year.

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College of Charleston Spring '20 Grade Policy Decisions

Students, Parents, Faculty, and Friends: Check out this great video that explains the Spring 2020 COVID-19 grading policy. It is one of the many resources available to help students make great decisions this Spring.

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COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy - College of Charleston

The College of Charleston has announced a COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy. The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence has created a Decision Tree to provide guidance for students when considering the new grading policy for Spring 2020. (See attached link.)

This week, students can call us at the Advising Center at 843-953-5981 from 2pm until 4pm for our "Virtual Quick Question Drop-in Hours". After being signed in, the advisor on call will email the student's College email account for a Google Hangouts Meeting.

Beginning Monday, April 13-April 22, we will be holding Virtual Quick Question Drop-In Hours from 9am-4pm.

In addition, we are available for questions at [email protected] or via text by typing "AdviseMe" to 85511. The AAPC is here for CofC students!!

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[04/07/20]   Freshmen: It's time to register for Fall 2020 classes! Upcoming Registration Entry Dates are listed below by number of completed hours. You can find how many completed hours you have in the upper right corner of DegreeWorks.

Tuesday, April 7: 40-49 hours
Wednesday, April 8: 30-39 hours
Thursday, April 9: 20-29 hours
Friday, April 10: 11-19 hours
Monday, April 13: 1-10 hours
Tuesday, April 14: 0 hours

Questions? Call us any day this week from 2-4pm (843-953-5981) to have a virtual meeting with a member of our staff. In addition, we are available for questions at [email protected] or via text by typing "AdviseMe" to 85511.

Beginning Monday, April 13-Monday, April 22, we will be having extended Virtual Quick Question Drop-In Hours 9am-4pm to assist students in making decisions about withdrawing from classes and the Spring 2020 grading policy.

GO COUGARS!

[04/06/20]   Students can call us at 843-953-5981 Monday through Friday from 2pm until 4pm for our "Virtual Quick Question Drop-in Hours". After being signed in, the advisor on call will email the student's College email account for a Google Hangouts Meeting. In addition, we are available for questions at [email protected] or via text by typing "AdviseMe" to 85511. The AAPC is here for CofC students!!

[03/30/20]   COVID-19 Spring 2020 Grading Policy
New Grade Option and Course Withdrawal Extension
Q: What has changed about grading for Spring 2020 courses?

A: A new pass-fall grade-type has been created for this semester. Students will be able to choose between the standard grade type (A-F) or the new pass-fall grade type (PS/NS) for each course completed in Express II or full-semester Spring 2020. Students may choose the PS/NS option for one, some, or all their eligible courses.

Undergraduate (PS/NS): If the PS/NS grade type is selected, a PS will replace standard grades A through D-. An NS will replace standard grades F and WA.
Graduate (PS/NS): If the PS/NS grade type is selected, a PS will replace standard grades A-C. An NS will replace the standard grade F.
Q: Are all courses eligible for the PS/NS grade mode option?

A: No. Some courses are not eligible for the PS/NS option.

The pass-fail grade type is only available for completed courses. An Incomplete (I) is not eligible for the PS/NS grade.
The pass-fail grade type is not available for audit, repeat, and courses designated P/NP (pass/no pass) or S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory).
EDLS 100 Learning Strategies is not eligible for the pass-fail grade type.
Students may not request the “PS/NS” grade mode for courses that are under review for academic dishonesty.
Q: Will courses graded with the PS grade type still fulfill curriculum requirements?

A: Yes. Courses graded PS will fulfill major, minor, certificate, general education, and degree requirements.

Q: If I cannot finish a course, can I withdraw instead of selecting the new pass-fail type?

A: Yes. The deadline for students to academically withdraw from one or more full term or Express II courses has been be extended. Students may withdraw between April 7, 2020 and April 22, 2020 in Banner Self Service. Students are responsible for clearing all registration holds in order to withdraw from a course.

Q: If I withdraw from a course during this time (April 7-22, 2020), am I eligible for a tuition refund?

A: No. Withdrawing from a course, or even all courses, during this extended withdrawal period will not make you eligible for a tuition refund.

The Process
Q: How will I select the PS/NS grading option?

A: You do not need to do anyting at this time. You will receive communication from the Registrar in late April with instructions on how to make any desired changes to grading for your Spring 2020 class schedule. In the interim, concentrate on doing well in your courses.

Q: What if know right now that I want the standard letter grade for all my courses?

A: Standard grades (A-F) is the default. If you do not want to select the pass-fail grade type for any of your coures, you do not need to take any action.

Q: If I want to select the PS/NS grade type, when will I need to decide?

A: After final grades are visible to students, there will be a 48-hour (2 day) period of time when students will have the option to select the PS/NS grade mode. You will be informed of these dates and must be available with access to a computer and internet during that time if you wish to choose the pass-fail grade type for a course. Students who do not have access to a computer or internet during this time period should contact the Office of the Registrar (843.953.5668 or email [email protected]).

Making Your Decision
Q: Who should I talk to about making my decision?

A: In making the decision to retain standard grades or choose the new pass-fail grade type, students should talk with their faculty, advisors, financial aid, and family. The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is a valuable resource for students making these decisions. Students should keep the following in mind:

A PS grade will earn credit hours but will not count in GPA calculations.
A NS grade will earn zero credit hours and will not count in GPA calculations.
Q: What factors should I consider when making this decision?

A: In general, it is likely that most students will chose to take the letter grade of C or better. For a C- grade, students should check their program requirements. Students who receive a D+, D, or D- grade may want to consider the PS grade. Any student who cannot finish a course should consider withdrawing before the April 22, 2020 deadline. Students who receive an F or WA grade will want to carefully consider the NS option.

Q: How will selecting the new PS/NS grade type affect my GPA?

A: A PS grade will earn credit hours but will not count in GPA calculations. An NS grade will earn zero credit hours and will not count in GPA calculations.

Q: Will PS/NS grades count toward my State scholarship?

A: For South Carolina state scholarships (Palmetto Fellows, LIFE or SC HOPE), credit hours for the PS grade do count towards scholarship eligibility, but not the GPA criterion since the GPA is not impacted by the PS grade. Students should consult with Financial Aid on the details of your scholarship eligibility.

Q: What if I am intending to transfer or need letter grades to appear on my transcript for review by a graduate school?

A: If students anticipate needing their transcript to show a standard letter grade for transferability or future graduate school applications, the PS/NS grade type should not be selected.

Q: If I choose the PS/NS grade mode for a course, can I change my mind and go back to a letter grade at a later date?

A: No. Once you select the PS/NS grade type, the decision is permanent and cannot be changed.

Q: How will selecting the PS/NS grade type affect my Academic Probation, STEP or First Year Impact Learning Contract?

A: Students who are on any type of learning contact should contact the Center for Academic Performance and Persistence for guidance regarding their contract requirements and grade type selections.

Q: Can I repeat a course graded PS?

A: Yes, a course may be repeated in a future term (in accordance with academic policy). Only the standard grade type will be available.

Q: Will the PS/NS grade type be available in future semesters?

A: No. The PS/NS grade type is only invoked during a time of significant disruption or closure as determined by the President of the College of Charleston. Currently, the PS/NS grade type only applies to Express II and full-semester courses taken at the College of Charleston in Spring 2020.

Dean's List, President's List, Latin Honors
Q: Will the PS/NS grade type have an affect on the Dean’s List, President’s List, and Latin Honors (graduation)?

A: Criteria for Dean’s List, President’s List, and Latin Honors remain unchanged; that is, only course credit earned at the College and graded with standard letter grades may be used to qualify.

Official Transcripts
Q: Will anything appear on my transcript noting the Spring 2020 semester disruption?

A: Yes. A notation will appear on all undergraduate and graduate official transcripts indicating significant disruption during the Spring 2020 semester.

Q: How will Spring 2020 grades appear on my transcript?

A: Each couse will show a standard grade type (A-F) or a PS or NS depending on the grade type selected. Both grade types will not appear on the transcript.

Undergraduate (PS/NS): If the PS/NS grade type is selected, a PS will replace standard grades A through D-. An NS will replace standard grades F and WA.
Graduate (PS/NS): If the PS/NS grade type is selected, a PS will replace standard grades A-C. An NS will replace the standard grade F.

[03/24/20]   Early Registration for Fall 2020 begins on Tuesday, March 24th, by assigned entry date for all currently enrolled students via MyCharleston on the Academic Services Tab.

The entry date scheduled is based on earned hours. This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the designated dates listed below. For example, students with 90-122+ earned hours can register at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Students with 80-89 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 31st. Registration for all currently enrolled students, regardless of earned hours, begins on Tuesday, April 14th.

Fall 2020 Registration Entry Dates

Senior Registration
Tuesday, March 24: 90-122+ hours

Junior Registration
Tuesday, March 31: 80-89 hours
Wednesday, April 1: 70-79 hours
Thursday, April 2: 60-69 hours

Sophomore Registration
Monday, April 6: 50-59 hours
Tuesday, April 7: 40-49 hours
Wednesday, April 8: 30-39 hours

Freshman Registration
Thursday, April 9: 20-29 hours
Friday, April 10: 11-19 hours
Monday, April 13: 1-10 hours
Tuesday, April 14: 0 hours

[03/23/20]   The Academic Advising and Planning Center is currently open VIRTUALLY to respond to questions or concerns. ALL advising appointments until further notice will be held in a virtual format. If you have not yet scheduled your mandatory advising appointment, go to Appointment Manager to schedule one immediately, as many Advisors' calendars are already full into April.

If you need immediate assistance, you can utilize our Quick Question Drop-In services by making a 15- minute virtual appointment through Appointment Manager between 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. You can also text an advising question to Advise Me by typing “AdviseMe” to 85511 or email us at [email protected].

[03/19/20]   The Academic Advising and Planning Center will be offering virtual Quick-Question Drop-In Hours beginning on Monday, March 23, 2pm-4pm, Monday thru Friday. All CofC Undergrads can log into Appointment Manager and sign up for a 15-minute quick question session with a member of the AAPC staff. In addition, mandatory advising appointments will continue as scheduled, but virtually.

[03/16/20]   The Academic Advising and Planning Center is currently open during normal business hours (8:30-5:00, M-F) to respond to questions or concerns; however, ALL advising appointments through April 3 will be held in a virtual format.

If you have not yet scheduled your mandatory advising appointment, go to Appointment Manager to schedule one immediately, as staff calendars are already full into April.

[03/13/20]   During CofC’s Week of e-learning (March 23-27), the Academic Advising and Planning Center will continue to be open. If students would like to inquire about having a virtual advising meeting online, please contact your AAPC Academic Advisor.

[03/12/20]   Tomorrow (Friday, March 13) is the last day to drop a full-semester Spring 2020 class with a grade of "W". The Academic Advising and Planning Center will be holding Drop-In hours today (Thursday, March 12) and tomorrow from 9am-4pm to assist students with this process and evaluating its ramifications. Questions? Call 843-953-5981 or email [email protected].

[03/11/20]   Friday is the LAST DAY for students to withdraw with a grade of "W" from full semester Spring 2020 classes.

We will be hosting Drop-In Hours from Noon-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, March 11 and from 9am-4pm on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. (247 Lightsey Center) Call us at 843-953-5981 or email [email protected] if you have questions!

[02/05/20]   Just a reminder: Tomorrow, February 6, at 4:00 pm there will be a CHOOSING A MAJOR workshop held on the 2nd floor of the Lightsey Center (Career Services).

[01/24/20]   Students, Parents, Staff, and Friends! Just a reminder that the Academic Advising and Planning Center hosts DROP-IN HOURS from 2-4 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday AND EXtENDED HOURS 12-4 on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you at Drop ins!!

Choosing a Major workshop, this Thursday, March 5, at 4:00 pm. Join us!!

Congratulations, Karen!

[10/21/19]   Friday, October 25, is the last day to drop a full-semseter class with a grade of "W". The Academic Advising and Planning Center will be hosting drop-in hours THIS WEEK as follows: Monday, 2-4 and 5-6; Tuesday, 2-4 and 5-7; Wednesday, 2-4 and 5-6; Thursday, 9-4; and Friday, 9-4.

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160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Suite 247 - College Of Charleston
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The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) assists undergraduate students in developing an academic plan that encompasses all aspects of a student's academic career, including identification of personal and career goals and appropriate strategies for attaining them.

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
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