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Advising FAQs 


How do I contact my academic adviser?

You can contact your adviser via email. You can do this using the “Email my Adviser” tab in WebAdvisor. You may also call your academic adviser, or stop by the Wall Advising office in Wall 233 during walk-in hours. To find your adviser’s email or phone number, visit the faculty directory.

How do I find out who my academic adviser is for my program?

Go to webadvisor.coastal.edu and run your program evaluation. At the top, your academic adviser will be listed. Also, you can find out who your adviser is by clicking the “Email my Adviser” tab in WebAdvisor.

How do I change my major?

     Changing major to Business

To change your major, contact your academic advisor and visit coastal.edu/studentforms. Select "Change of Academic Program," and your request will be processed by the Office of the Registrar.

     Changing major inside of Business

To change your major within the business discipline, contact your academic advisor and visit coastal.edu/studentforms. Select "Change of Academic Program," and your request will be processed by the Office of the Registrar.

     Leaving Business

If you are switching to a major outside of the Wall College of Business, visit coastal.edu/studentforms. Select "Change of Academic Program," and your request will be processed by the Office of the Registrar.

How do I add a class?

If it is during the first week of classes, you can add classes on your own at webadvisor.coastal.edu. The first week of classes is known as the free add/drop period. After the first week, visit coastal.edu/studentforms and complete the "Special Permission to Enroll and/or Drop
Class(es)" form to request to drop or add a class. This form will be approved or denied by your advisor, by the chair of the course(s) you are requesting to add, and by the dean of your college if you are going into academic overload with the addition of a class.

How do I add a class if the class is closed?

To add a closed class, visit www.coastal.edu/studentforms and complete the "Special Permission to Enroll and/or Drop Class(es)" form to request to drop or add a class. This form will be approved or denied by your advisor, by the chair of the course(s) you are requesting to add, and by
the dean of your college if you are going into academic overload with the addition of a class.

How do I drop a class?

If it is during the first week of classes, you can drop classes on your own on at webadvisor.coastal.edu. The first week of classes is also known as the add/drop period. After the first week, visit coastal.edu/studentforms and complete the "Special Permission to Enroll and/or Drop
Class(es)" form to request to drop or add a class. This form will be approved or denied by your advisor, by the chair of the course(s) you are requesting to add, and by the dean of your college if you are going into academic overload with the addition of a class.

If you are looking to drop all of your courses, please email withdraw@coastal.edu

How many credit hours do I need to be classified as a Sophomore? Junior? Senior?

Freshman: 0-29

Sophomore: 30-59

Junior: 60-89

Senior: 90+

How do I access my grades?

Visit webadvisor.coastal.edu. Under the Academic Profile section, select Total Course/Grades Listing.

I took a course at another school. Does it count toward my program at CCU?

You must contact your adviser to determine if the course has transfer equivalence.

I want to take a course at another college/university. What do I have to do to make sure it will count toward my program at Coastal Carolina University?

You must receive approval prior to taking the class at another institution. Contact your adviser to receive more information regarding the required paperwork. In order to view the transfer equivalency, visit http://www.collegetransfer.net/ and http://www.sctrac.org/.

How do I find my Program Evaluation?

Log in to your WebAdvisor account, then click the students' tab. Under the Academic Planning section, click Program Evaluation. Select your active program and click submit.

How do I find my four-year plan?

Go to Four-Year Plans, select your catalog year, and then click your major with the appropriate concentration.

How do I search for Fall/Spring I or II classes?

Log in to your WebAdvisor account, then click the students' tab. Under the Registration section, click "Search for Sections." Next, select the designated term. Then, under the Location tab, choose Fall/Spring I or II. This will filter all classes offered for that specific term. To further filter the list, choose a subject and/or course number.

Where is the Registrar’s Office?

Using the Campus Map, locate Baxley Hall. The registrar’s office is located on the second floor of Baxley Hall in room 222.

How can I find out when I graduate? Or, determine if I will graduate on time?

Please use the appropriate Four-Year Plans that correlate to your correct catalog year to track your progress and determine how many classes you have left until graduation. Be sure to make note of all the course prerequisites and that you are staying on track. For assistance or more information, contact your academic adviser or visit Wall 233. 

How do I know when my adviser has walk-in hours?

Walk-in hours for advisers vary each semester. In order to get the most accurate times, you have three options. You can visit the advising office in Wall 233 and ask the student worker, email your adviser, or text the Ask an Adviser service that is offered for Business students and someone will get back to you promptly. The number for  Ask an Adviser is 843-349-4187.

How do I apply for graduation?

You must apply for graduation via WebAdvisor under the section Academic Planning, then click on the link that says “Apply for Graduation.” Once you click on the link, it will walk you through the process. Before you apply for graduation, you need to make sure your program evaluation (also available via WebAdvisor) says “Pending Anticipated Completion” on the front page.