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.

The AAPC would like to recognize our four OUTSTANDING Peer Advisors: Chakeem Blake, Tradd Tobin, Cam Lacey, and Elizabeth Buckley (listed as shown in the photo). Thanks for a great year and all you have done to help CofC students.

Congratulations to AAPC Peer Advisor Tradd Tobin for being named College of Charleston 2018/2019 Student Employee of the Year!

[04/09/19]   Today, April 9, is the last day to withdraw from Express 2 classes with a grade of "W". The AAPC will be hosting drop-in hours from 2-4 and 5:30-7:30 today. Come see us if you have questions about dropping an Express 2 class!

Congratulations to the Academic Advising and Planning Center Assessment Team for winning FIRST PRIZE in the Education Innovation Day poster session. This award not only represents a great deal of work on a fabulous poster, but years of detailed planning and execution of a successful assessment initiative. Great work, Team AAPC!

[04/02/19]   Feeling overwhelmed about choosing a major? Let us help you navigate the sea of possibilities!

Attend the "Choosing a Major" workshop, this afternoon, April 2nd, at 4:00pm. 2nd floor Lightsey Center.

The Career Center and the Academic Advising and Planning Center staff will help you identify your interests and link them to majors and careers.

Registration for Fall 2019 classes is underway! The chart below indicates when students may register, which is based on the number of credit hours they have completed. (This does not include the courses in which they are currently enrolled.) Don't forget, some students have mandatory advising prior to registration, depending on their class standing and major. If you have questions, contact us at 843-953-5981 or [email protected].

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Ellen Degeneres Surprises High School Students with Scholarships to CofC

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today.cofc.edu TV host Ellen Degeneres surprised two South Carolina high school students with scholarships to the College of Charleston during a taping of the Ellen Show Monday.

[02/26/19]   It's not too late to see an Advisor today! The AAPC is hosting drop-in hours on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 through May 8th. As always, we have drop-in hours Mon - Fri, 2:00 - 4:00 pm as well.

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CAA Men's Basketball Championship Volunteer Sign-Up

Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2019 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship to be held at the North Charleston Coliseum, March 9-12, 2019.

Opportunities are available to assist with tournament set-up, marketing, hospitality, merchandise, and game operations. Shifts are typically 2-4 hours in duration. Volunteers will be provided with a T-shirt to wear during their shift and a pass to access the event.

To volunteer, please complete the CAA Men's Basketball Championship Volunteer Registration Form.

You will be notified of your assigned volunteer time slots and provided with additional information prior to the start of the event.

Individual questions can be directed to [email protected].

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[02/18/19]   The Academic Advising and Planning Center is now holding Quick Question Drop-In Hours on Tuesday evenings, 5:30 - 7:30, in addition to our normal times, Monday - Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Bring us your advising questions!

Pictured below is Rachel Greene, CofC student photographer, whose series "Country Style" is currently on display in the Diane Bowers "Art Matters" Student Art Exhibit. Rachel said, "My work represents country life around Charleston. From farming to just taking it easy, life in the surrounding countryside is always interesting. I enjoy the simple things, and I hope to reflect that in my work." Thanks for your beautiful contribution to "Art Matters," Rachel!

[01/30/19]   Students who are undecided on a major should make plans to attend the

"Choosing a Major" workshop,

on March 6 or April 2 at 4:00 in the Career Center, 2nd floor Lightsey Center.

"Light at the Edge of America," a painting by CofC student Irene Pasquino, was the featured piece for the 10th Annual Diane Bower's "Art Matters" Student Art Exhibition. Please come see the exhibition in its entirety at 247 Lightsey Center, and look for more FB posts in the coming week of student artwork. Thank you, Irene, for this gorgeous addition to our exhibit!

CofC student Kelsey McClanahan thrilled us this morning with her submission of "A Letter to My Citadel Boyfriend" for the Diane Bowers "Art Matters" student art exhibition. This year's theme is "Charleston". We welcome additional submissions an inquiries!

[01/03/19]   Happy New Year from the Academic Advising and Planning Center! As you prepare for the first day of classes on Tuesday, January 8, keep in mind that we will be open for Drop-In Hours from 9am until 4pm from January 7-14, then beginning January 15, we will host Drop-In Hours 2-4pm. We look forward to seeing you in the office, 247 Lightsey Center.

Student Josh and AAPC Director Karen enjoy making one of Buddy the Elf's favorite treats: Spaghetti with marinara and syrup in a ziploc to go! And yes...good sport Josh actually tried it. Happy Holidays, everyone!

AAPC Student Employee D'Aira Green enjoyed taking her "Elfie" in the office today!

Check out the Academic Advising and Planning Center's new mobile advising texting platform!

[10/26/18]   The Academic Advising and Planning Center is holding EXTENDED DROP-IN HOURS today (Friday, October 26) and Monday, October 29 from 9am until 4pm. Monday, October 29 is the LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM FULL SEMESTER CLASSES.

[10/23/18]   Monday, October 29, is the last day for students to withdraw with a grade of "W" from full-semester classes.

The AAPC will be holding extended DROP-IN HOURS on Friday, October 26 (9am - 4pm) and Monday, October 29 (9am - 4pm).

[10/15/18]   Do you know what Mandatory Advising is at CofC?

All new first year students are required to attend academic advising during their first and second semesters at the College of Charleston. If a student's declared major department requires advising, then the student must meet with his or her faculty advisor. If the student is undeclared or his or her declared major department does not require academic advising, then the student must meet with the assigned academic advisor in the AAPC. (Note: HONORS students and ATHLETES are advised in those departments, not the AAPC.) New transfer students must meet with the assigned advisor in the AAPC only if they have not yet declared an academic major.

A Mandatory Advising hold from the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) prevents students from registering for classes until they meet with their assigned academic advisors in the AAPC. Please note that AAPC advisors cannot remove advising holds placed by academic departments; the academic departments must remove their own holds.

To determine when a student is able to begin registering for Spring 2019 courses, consult the Registrar's Web Page: Registration Entry Times. http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/entrytimes.php

[10/09/18]   When can students register for Spring 2019 Classes?

Currently enrolled undergraduate students register for courses by assigned entry time with the Registration Tools channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston. The entry time schedule is based on the hours that students have earned. This does not include the hours in which students are currently enrolled.

To view the registration schedule click on the link below. http://registrar.cofc.edu/calendars/entrytimes.php

The 2018 Majors and Minors Fair was a HUGE success! Thank you to all who attended! Congratulations to the School of Business for winning the POSM Award for Best Booth!

This is an EXCELLENT resource for students who have not decided on a major! Join us tomorrow!

[09/26/18]   This is a reminder that first-year students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisors in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) before they can register for classes for the Spring semester. (Honors students and Athletes do NOT have Advisors in the AAPC.) An Advising Hold will be placed on students' registration and they will be unable to register until they meet with their advisors, who will clear the mandatory advising hold. During this session, students will discuss their semester, including academic matters and any other concerns. They will also work with their advisors to develop an academic plan for the Spring semester.

To schedule an appointment, students may use Appointment Manager on the Academic Services Tab in MyCharleston or contact our office: 843.953.5981. Appointment confirmation emails are sent when the process is complete. Students should schedule appointments ASAP to prevent any delay in course registration. Advisors’ schedules fill quickly, especially with the days lost to Hurricane Florence.

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Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences - College of Charleston

Do you have an interest in the outdoors, nature, and learning about how the world works? Have you ever thought about a career path in the geosciences?

The College of Charleston Geology Department is home to a diverse roster of incredible faculty members who cover a range of fields, from water resources, hazards, bathymetry, GIS, and paleontology. The Geology Department is home to the BEAMS program (sea floor mapping), the Lowcountry Hazards Center, South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness Program (SCEEP), Project Oceana (beach renourishment), the Santee Cooper Geographical Information Systems Lab, the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium (NASA) and the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History. There are multiple opportunities for students to travel (India and South Africa are offered as field studies courses alternating years) and students are encouraged to work with faculty members on student research. Please drop in and see what we’re all about!

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Academic Advising and Planning Center - College of Charleston

Attention CofC Parents of Freshman students!!!

Are you looking for an EASY way to help your student be successful?

Encourage him or her to schedule a MANDATORY ADVISING APPOINTMENT!

First-year students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisors in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) before they may register for classes for the Spring semester. (NOTE: HONORS students and ATHLETES are advised by those departments not the AAPC.) An Advising Hold will be placed on their registration and they will be unable to register until they meet with their advisors, who will clear the hold. During this mandatory session, they will discuss the semester, including academic matters and any other concerns. They will also work with their advisors to develop an academic plan for the Spring semester.

Students may schedule appointments with Appointment Manager on the Academic Services Tab in MyCharleston or by contacting our office: 843.953.5981. Students will receive an appointment confirmation email when the process is complete. Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, appointments are at a premium; therefore, it is very important that students not only make their appointments but they keep them as well!

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Make sure to check out the updated Fall 2018 Academic Calendar (click on Registrar's link below), with revisions due to the Hurricane Florence mandatory evacuation. One important point is that the last day to withdraw with a grade of W from full-semester classes is now Monday, October 29.

Please visit Appointment Manager at https://am.battery.cofc.edu/eamonline/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2feamonline%2fHome.aspx to schedule Mandatory Advising appointments.

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E2E Advising, LLC. - Academic Advising Online Scheduling Software

We hope you and your family were safe during Hurricane Florence and you’ve made it easily back to campus. The Academic Advising and Planning Center will be open on Monday, September 18. If you have an academic advising appointment and are back to campus, please plan to keep your appointment. If you do not anticipate being back to campus in time for your appointment, please cancel your appointment so others who are nearby can take advantage of the cancelled appointment. In the meantime, reschedule your appointment immediately for your next earliest availability. Due to the College’s closing last week, advising appointments will be at a premium before the registration period begins so we encourage you to be thoughtful in your planning and reschedule your appointment right away.

am.battery.cofc.edu Appointment Manager - An online appointment scheduling software for Academic Advising that seamlessly integrates with an advisor's Microsoft Outlook calendar. Online reservations by students update the Advisor Outlook calendar, eliminating the maintenance of multiple calendars. AM will save staff ti...

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Students can schedule, or reschedule, appointments with their Academic Advisors using this link.

https://am.battery.cofc.edu/eamonline/default.aspx

am.battery.cofc.edu Appointment Manager - An online appointment scheduling software for Academic Advising that seamlessly integrates with an advisor's Microsoft Outlook calendar. Online reservations by students update the Advisor Outlook calendar, eliminating the maintenance of multiple calendars. AM will save staff ti...

Happening now until 3pm! Our Lightsey Center neighbors, the Career Center, are having an open house with lots of yummy food and drink outside of our building near the bookstore. Stop by on your way to Academic Advising and Planning Center Drop-In hours, which are today (and every week day) from 2-4!

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Quick Question Drop-In - College of Charleston

Now that the Drop/Add period has ended, the Academic Advising and Planning Center wants to remind all currently enrolled students that we have Quick Question Drop-In (QQDI) Advising from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. QQDI is staffed by our trained Peer Advisors and is designed for questions that are quick in nature such as interpreting Degree Works, campus resources, declaring a major, withdrawing from a course or adding an Express Course. If your question(s) involve future semester planning, changing your major, or an advising hold, you will need to schedule an advising appointment with your assigned academic advisor or faculty advisor. QQDI will be available through December 11, 2018.

advising.cofc.edu Quick-Question Drop-In at the Academic Advising and Planning Center is staffed by AAPC's Peer Advisors with a professional advisor available on call supporting the Peer Advisor. Quick-Question Drop-In is intended for issues and/or questions that are quick in nature, usually no more than 10 minutes.

[08/24/18]   Monday, August 27 is the last day for drop/add for full-semester Fall classes.

The Academic Advising and Planning Center will be having Drop-In Hours on Monday, August 27 from 9am-4pm to help students with last-minute schedule adjustments.

We are located in the Lightsey Center (same building as the campus bookstore) on the 2nd floor, Suite 247.

Peer Advisors Chakeem and Elizabeth are busily helping students connect with Academic Advisors on this first day of classes.

Look for Elizabeth and Chakeem, along with their co-workers Cam and Tradd, at similar tables in the Cougar Mall, Stern Center, and Addlestone Library this fall, where they man "Mobile Advising" tables to help students with quick questions and make referrals.

Drop/Add runs through August 27 for full-semester classes.

May the COURSE be with you!

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Welcome new students! Welcome back upperclassmen!

The Academic Advising and Planning Center will be having drop-in hours Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, from August 20-27. For the remainder of the semester, we will have drop-in hours 2pm-4pm and are available by appointment.

Looking forward to seeing you in our office!!

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Academic Advising is not just about course selection!

There are many factors that play a part in the advising conversation including students' goals, challenges, interests, and strengths so that students can develop a thoughtful and intentional academic plan. Students also benefit from discussing academic major options and coordinating career goals with educational opportunities such as internships and study abroad.

The Academic Advising Syllabus details the academic advising dialogue, homework expectations, and student responsibilities for academic planning.

We look forward to having the Academic Advising Dialogue with each of our students this fall!

http://advising.cofc.edu/continuing-students/advising-syllabus.pdf

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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.

Opening Hours

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