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


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


The Marshall Undergraduate Advising & Student Affairs Office in JFF 201 is closed physically, but we are open virtually and operating via online platforms with staff working remotely. Although in-person drop-in advising is suspended, academic advisement appointments are available via Zoom. To schedule an academic advisement appointment, please call our office (213-740-0690) during business hours (M-F 8:30-5). When calling, do not hang up—please wait for your call to be forwarded and provide your name at the prompt.

We are also available to answer advisement questions via email; students may email their advisor directly or email 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 about classes or other academic matters (such as P/NP) related to Covid-19 can be found on USC's Coronavirus Information Site.

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.

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).  You will have the opportunity to meet advisors one-on-one as well as in group meetings.  Group advising sessions provide  you with a chance to get to know your fellow students and hear about topics of interest to everyone, and  one-on-one appointments allow you to develop a more in-depth relationship with your academic advisor so that  you can work together on creating your personalized academic plan.  After the first year, academic advisors will update your course plan each year and you may schedule appointments at your convenience.

Appointments:  Please call in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointments are 25 minutes except during the first week of the term when they are 15 minutes.  USC students may schedule an advising appointment by calling 213-740-0690 or stopping by JFF 201.
Drop-in Advising:  On-call advisors can answer your quick 5-minute question--no appointment is necessary . Drop-in advising is available Monday-Thursday from 3-4pm during the academic year and also on Fridays during the first week of the term and registration.  There is no drop-in advising during the summer or school breaks.