Academic Advising


Academic advising is an essential part of creating a successful graduation plan for students enrolled in the School of Business at the College of Charleston. Our business students are encouraged to actively take part in advising throughout their college career.  

Once officially declared, students receive an advisor in the School of Business.  First year students will also receive an advisor in the Academic Advising and Planning Center with whom they are required to meet with for the first two semesters at the College of Charleston.  First year transfer students will receive a School of Business advisor only.  Students will declare their major through Program of Study Management on the Academic Services tab of MyCharleston. 

Advisors are available every semester to assist students and answer questions about academic planning and degree requirements. While we are here to help keep you on track, students are ultimately responsible for managing their own academic success.  Academic Advising does not replace individual student responsibility.  

Preparing for your advising session 

Advising is a partnership that works best when you are prepared for the meeting.  Below are some tips on how best to prepare for your advising meeting. 

  • Be prepared to discuss course options, address academic problems or concerns, make decisions about the upcoming semester, and explore major/minor options. 
  • Review your degree audit in DegreeWorks. The DegreeWorks channel is located on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston. View our DegreeWorks video for details. 
  • Students must create an academic semester-by-semester plan for graduation in DegreeWorks via the Planner tab prior to meeting with their School of Business faculty advisor. 
  • Utilize additional resources to help create your semester-by-semester plan:   
  • Make a list of potential courses for the next semester you are interested in taking. 
  • Bring a list of questions. 
  • Arrive to your advising appointment on time.