University of Southern California

Academic Advising

Advisor Role

  • Help you develop, clarify & modify academic goals
  • Assist with course planning
  • Be available to you through scheduled appointments, walk-in hours, group advising sessions, and emails during regular business hours
  • Inform you about campus activities and opportunities
  • Assist you with career services and inform you about internship opportunities
  • Clarify school policies & procedures
  • Discuss your academic performance and its impact
  • Respect & adhere to confidentiality guidelines as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student Responsibility

  • Keep scheduled appointments or cancel with 24 hour notice
  • Be punctual in attending mandatory advising and schedule regular advising meeting
  • Review Student Academic Record System Report (STARS) & course plans
  • Read & respond to USC email regularly for important updates and information
  • Be open to opportunities outside of the classroom
  • Accept responsibility for your academic performance and accept the challenges that college courses provide
  • Share problems and express concerns with your advisor & follow up with recommended referrals
  • ​Stay connected through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for current information and activity

Available Appointments

Need a course plan? Call us to make an appointment!

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drop-in Hours

Come see us at drop-in hours for quick, 5-minute questions!

Monday - Friday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Us

3660 Trousdale Parkway - ACC 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0441
T: 213.740.4838 | F: 213.747.2815
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.