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Academic Advising

Marshall academic advisors foster a dynamic partnership with you to actively create and refine your academic goals and plans.

Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs

Fertitta Hall, Suite 201 (JFF 201)
Telephone: (213) 740-0690
Fax:(213) 740-2116
Email: undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu

HOURS

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs is to support the education and development of undergraduate students in USC’s Marshall School of Business by providing a broad array of academic support and co-curricular programs and services, including but not limited to advisement. As educators, we seek to foster a dynamic partnership with students as they actively participate with us in creating and refining their academic goals and plans. Advisors strive to be courteous, knowledgeable, and informative as we empower students to develop holistically.

Advisors understand that your college experience includes more than just your time in the classroom and can guide you in making decisions and choices that will  help you develop both academically and personally. As your goals and interests become more defined each year, advisors can help you connect with and explore related  opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.  There is a lot to do and learn at USC  Marshall, and advisors will  provide guidance and support as you discover and engage with the many resources offered on  the USC campus.

During your first year, you will see an academic advisor regularly (all students who have completed fewer than 24 units at USC are required to receive academic advisement prior to registration) as you begin to develop your personalized course plan. After the first year, academic advisors will update your course plan each year and you may schedule appointments at your convenience.

Appointments Marshall majors may schedule an advisement appointment by calling 213-740-0690 during business hours (M-F 8:30-5) or by using the link provided to them by their advisor. Most Marshall majors can find the name of their advisor on myUSC (please email undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu if you cannot locate the name of your advisor.)  Appointments are 25 minutes except during the first week of the term when they are 15 minutes.

Drop-in Advising Marshall Minors may meet with an on-call advisor on a drop-in basis on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 3-4:30 during the academic year. There is no drop-in advising during the summer or school breaks but students can email their questions to undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu.   USC students interested in adding a Marshall minor or applying for internal transfer can find information here.  

IMPORTANT UPDATES

Although the Marshall Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs Office in JFF 201 is closed physically, we are open virtually and operating via online platforms with staff working remotely and academic advisement appointments are available via Zoom. 

We are also available to answer advisement questions via email; students may email their advisor directly or email undergrad.advising@marshall.usc.edu. In addition, students can utilize online resources such as their STARS report (on OASIS), their most recent course plan (Undergraduate Advisement widget on myUSC), and our website

Frequently asked questions and other information about about classes or other academic matters  related to Covid-19 can be found at https://we-are.usc.edu/students/.  

Your health and well-being are important to us, and we are here to support you as we adapt to this unprecedented and continually evolving situation. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.