Academic Advising

We Help You Navigate Your Academic Path

Academic advisors are mentors who build relationships with their advisees, pay attention to their academic progress, recommend resources and assist advisees in identifying and fulfilling their goals while they work towards completing their degrees.

Advisement at USCB is a collaborative, continuous process of evaluation and clarification leading to student development, growth and maturity. All students are required to meet with their advisors during Advising Days to discuss their goals, academic progress and any other issues before registering for classes for the upcoming term. While the advisors' role is critical in this process, the ultimate responsibility for registration decisions rests with students.


Our Services For Students Include:

  • Academic advising for course selection and registration
  • Academic and degree progress updates
  • Assisting students in identifying transfer and transient courses
  • Connecting students with relevant academic and other support services
  • Assisting students in making realistic academic plans and decisions based on their goals, interests and abilities
  • Addressing concerns over grades, GPA and/or academic standing
  • Interpreting institutional policies and procedures

Meet Our Advisors

Advising and Academic Success

Candice Sutton


Director of Academic Advising

Office: 843-208-8057
Student Success Center/Library 215
MA, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University
BA, Psychology & Religion, Kalamazoo College
Candice Sutton

Chelsea Ponce


Academic Advisor

Office: 843-208-8054
Student Success Center/Library 216
MA, Higher Education Administration, Louisiana State University
BA, English and History, Aquinas College
Chelsea Ponce

Rosie Sweetwood


Academic Advisor

Office: 843-208-8051
Student Success Center/Library 213
MEd, Higher Education & Student Affairs, University of South Carolina
BA, Education Studies, Dickinson College
Rosie Sweetwood

How to Reach Us

Student Success Center - Library 2nd Floor
USCB Bluffton Campus

8:30am - 5:00pm

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