Student Athlete Academic Services - Coastal Carolina University
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Student Athlete Academic Services

The goal of the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics and Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) is to provide a comprehensive program that emphasizes academic success and personal development. Our staff is dedicated to a holistic approach to supporting student-athletes in reaching academic, personal, and career goals through providing educational opportunities and services to promote academic success, personal growth, and career development.

In the Department of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University, academic services include academic counseling, advising and mentoring. Serving as the liaison between athletic coaches and faculty members, the SAAS staff monitors academic progress through interim reports and close communication with faculty members regarding missed class time related to team travel and competition. Additionally, athletic academic advisors help to promote understanding of Progress Toward Degree and NCAA Academic Eligibility Requirements through individual and team meetings. Programming throughout the year to discuss study skills, time management, and goal setting also assists in helping student-athletes achieve in the classroom while maintaining excellence in their respective sports. The Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics and SAAS staff are dedicated to providing programming and opportunities for academic success and personal development.

Student-athletes have more demands, stricter requirements and more complex schedules than non-athletes. To help meet those demands, each student-athlete has access to an athletic academic advisor, as well as an academic advisor that is assigned in their current academic major.

Athletic Academic advisors perform a variety of functions which include:
- Provide academic, personal and career advising
- Assist with class scheduling and major selection along with the academic major advisor
- Work with faculty advisors to track academic and degree progress of each student-athlete
- Make appropriate referrals to tutors and mentors to assist with academic growth
- Monitor study hall attendance and productivity
- Monitor NCAA continuing eligibility regulations

The Will Garland Academic Enhancement Center is located at Kearns Hall This center houses all athletic academic advisors, as well as an academic learning lab and day time study hall.

Will Garland Academic Enhancement Center Hours


8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - Noon