First Year Academic Advisement

Successful, self-directed students are our University's aim. To that end, academic advisors are committed to helping students identify and evaluate academic paths that appear to be in their best interest. Advisement at USCB is a collaborative, continuous process of evaluation and clarification, a process leading to student development, growth, and maturity. Keeping the students' life goals in mind, students and advisors define and assess choices and consequences, ranging from degree program selection to course selection - not only what to take but also why to take it. While the advisors' role is critical in this process, the ultimate responsibility for advisement decisions rests with students. Advisors take a personal interest in students, guiding them toward a program appropriate for their academic and career aims as well as for life's requirements and challenges.

There are four professional staff academic advisors at USCB, located in the Academic Success Center on the 2nd floor of the library.  The Academic Success Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

WHEN CAN I BE ADVISED? 

Continuing students may be advised anytime. USCB policy requires ALL students to be advised every semester before he/she is eligible to register for classes.

New freshmen will be advised at orientation.

Transfer students may be advised after their transfer credits have been evaluated.

ALL STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT CITIZENSHIP VERIFICATION & IMMUNIZATION VERIFICATION PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

Please visit the Admissions web site here for more information for Newly Admitted Students.

WHO IS MY ADVISOR?  

Every student at USCB will be assigned an academic advisor based on his or her major and the number of credit hours completed.

Continuing students may look up their assigned advisor in my.sc.edu.

Palmetto College students are advised by Ms. Zulema Ibarra (contact information is below).

Military students and their dependents are advised by Mr. Les Brediger (contact information is below).

 

NEED TO TALK TO AN ADVISOR?

Please call our main line at (843) 208-8049 or email our general inbox at advising@uscb.edu

We are also available for walk-ins and appointments each weekday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

 

Rachel Beach

Lead Academic Advisor

Athletics Advisor

843-208-8057   rbeach@uscb.edu

 

 Sonya Clemon

First Year Advisor

843-208-8056  sclemon@uscb.edu

 

Erica Moore

First Year Advisor  

 843-208-8054

 mooreel@uscb.edu

 

Maritza Ryder

First Year Advisor 

843-208-8051  mryder@uscb.edu  

 

 Zulema Ibarra

Palmetto College Advisor

843-208-8047   zibarra@uscb.edu

 

 Les Brediger

Military Advisor

843-208-8149  lbredige@uscb.edu

 

 Want to schedule an appointment with Rachel, Sonya, Erica, Maritza, or Zulema?

Click the red "Book NOW!" button.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ASSIGNED ADVISOR UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED. 

 

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