STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT
The Academic Center • 349-2934
The Academic Center provides all students with assistance in achieving learning
objectives, improving and expanding academic skills as well as eliminating academic
deficiencies. The Academic Center units are:
The Computer Assisted Instruction Lab (CAI) • 349-2908
The CAI Lab provides assistance to students who need help with computer projects.
The CAI Lab contains 36 PCs and 5 Apple Macintoshes. All computers are networked
and provide e-mail and Internet access. There are also a number of color scanners,
printers and other multimedia hardware. The CAI Lab supports many types of storage
media such as Jaz, Zip, DVD-ROM's, CD-ROM's and Superdisks. The lab has a diverse
software library that ranges from word-processing and graphing to web authoring
and programming applications. The CAI Lab's special instruction room, equipped
with 4 networked computers, a VCR and a Smart TV, has an extensive library of
video tape tutorials on major software such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint,
PageMaker, Photoshop, C++, HTML and WordPerfect for self-paced learning. The
new multimedia station, equipped with a fast CD burner, a VCR, and a fast graphic
card, will allow students and faculty to digitize video clips and produce multimedia
presentations and projects on CDs.
The Foreign Language Instructional Center (FLIC) • 349-2468
The FLIC supports and enhances courses offered by the Department of Foreign
Languages. It provides tutoring in various languages, dictionaries and reference
materials, television broadcasts in foreign languages, foreign language computer
exercises, magazines and newspapers, and audio equipment. In addition, it has
a computerized classroom, which consists of 13 multimedia computers, 3 web cameras,
foreign language software, and a Smart TV as a projector. All computers have
Internet access and are networked to a laser printer.
The Mathematics Lab (ML) • 349-2884
The ML offers tutorial as well as self-study resources. Faculty and student
tutors are available to answer questions pertaining to courses such as college
algebra, trigonometry, differential calculus and integral calculus. Computer
software packages, reference books and handouts add to the available resources.
The Writing Center (WC) • 349-2937
The WC offers academic support services, from tutorial work to editorial advice
for every level of student, plus workshops for students, faculty, and staff.
The WC has three computers with Internet access and writing software. Trained
undergraduate and faculty consultants are available for assistance.
The Academic Center also houses the Athletes Study Center and the Biology
Office of Academic Advising
Prince Building, Room 212
Academic advisers assist students in developing and accomplishing their educational
goals. Students and their advisers engage in a continuing process of communication
that can influence student growth and success. The faculty and administration
at Coastal Carolina University view academic advising as a vital part of higher
When students are accepted into the University in pursuit of a degree, they
should contact the deans or department chairs of their majors who will assign
academic advisers. Students are expected to arrange meetings with their advisers
during each semester to plan their courses of study for the following semester
and to discuss career goals.
Students should see their advisers to discuss any problems which affect academic
performance, select courses for the upcoming semester, add or drop courses,
discuss academic progress, and to discuss career considerations.
Information, advice, and interpretations of University policies offered by
advisers do not supersede the official statement of policies and Academic Regulations
described in the University Catalog. Exceptions to University Regulations
cannot be made by academic advisers. Any exceptions to the policies and regulations
set forth in the University Catalog must be petitioned to the appropriate
committees (where applicable).
Records of academic progress will be kept by advisers and deans, but the official
student records are maintained by the Office of the Registrar.
Study Abroad Advisement
The Office of International Programs (OIP) actively promotes study, work,
and travel programs for students wishing to visit other countries. The University
sponsors its own academic programs and maintains directories and files that
list several thousand programs organized by other American colleges and universities.
Coastal has entered into bilateral agreements with universities and colleges
in: England, Australia, Austria, Germany, Spain, and Japan. These programs allow
Coastal students to study abroad in a variety of disciplines while paying Coastal
fees. Other agreements are in development, and questions about other exchange
opportunities should be directed to the Office of International Programs. Volunteer,
work-abroad, and travel possibilities are extensive and may also be explored
by visiting the Office of International Programs located in the Prince Building,
Room 105J. The OIP may be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).