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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 at http://www.coastal.edu/intranet/staffdirectory/.

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

Visit the Wall Advising office in Wall 233 and meet with one of our graduate assistants to fill out a change of major form. If your previous major is not business, you will have to have the adviser of that major sign the change of major form first. Then, bring the signed form to Wall 233 to complete the process of becoming a business major.

     Changing major inside of Business

If you are switching majors within the Wall College of Business, come into the Wall Advising office in Wall 233 to fill out a change of major form. After the form is completed, it will need to be signed and processed by your current adviser.

     Leaving Business

If you are switching to a major outside of the Wall College of Business, visit the Wall Advising office (Wall 233) to fill out the change of major form and have it signed by your current adviser.  After your current adviser has signed the form, deliver it to your new adviser for processing.

How do I add a class?

If it is during the first week of classes, you can add classes on your own on at webadvisor.coastal.edu. The first week of classes is known as the add/drop period. After the first week, visit the Wall Advising office in Wall 233 to fill out a special permission form. You must fill in the personal information at the top of the form. You will then write in the department, followed by the course number and section number. Next, you must get the instructor's approval and signature, followed by the signature of the department chair. Once the special permission form is complete, you will ask your adviser to sign off on it. Once the form is finished with your adviser’s signature, it must be taken to the Office of the Registrar located in Baxley Hall.

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

You will need to come to the Wall Advising office in Wall 233 to pick up a special permission form. You will have to fill out the personal information at the top of the form. Then you must indicate the department, the course number and course section number. You will also include the number of course credits for the class. After this is completed, you must get the instructor's approval.  If they give approval and sign the form, the form will then be taken to the department chair to receive approval. After these two signatures are complete, the special permission form will then be signed by your adviser. Once you get your adviser’s signature, you will take the form to the Office of the Registrar in Baxley Hall to be added into the 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 are also known as the add/drop period. After the first week, visit the Wall Advising office in Wall 233 to fill out a rregistration form (Add/Drop form). You must fill in the personal information at the top of the form. Then, in the Registrar’s Action (Reg Action), write "DROP." You will then fill in the department, followed by the course number and section number. Also, do not forget to include the number of course credits for the class. Once the registration form is complete, you will ask your adviser to sign and authorize the change. Once the form is completed with your adviser’s signature, it must be taken to the Office of the Registrar located in Baxley Hall.

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.  There are two helpful resources to use when trying to do this: prerequisite sheet and the don’t fall behind sheet. If you need a copy of the don't fall behind sheet, 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.