Academic Advising

The Academic Success Center provides academic advising to a variety of special population students. During advising sessions academic plans are created with an Academic Success Center staff member by assessing the students’ needs, goals, interests and prior academic experiences in order to guide students to a successful academic plan. In addition, students are advised on university policies, programs of study, degree options, and possible consequences about their academic decisions. Academic advising is provided on an individual or group setting.

Student Populations we advise:

  • Bridge Students: transfer students from any of South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges 
  • General Education: students who have not declared a major (i.e. undecided) • International Students: visiting students attending from other countries
  • Nursing Applicants: students who have not yet met the nursing requirements
  • Probationary Students: students that have demonstrated academic difficulty while attending Lander 
  • Summer Advisement: during the months of May - August (when there are fewer faculty advisors on campus) 
  • Transfer students: new students who are transferring in from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities

Retention Programs

The Student Academic Success Program (SASP) - provides individualized assessment of students on academic probation. Students are given specific advice on courses to repeat, study skill workshop, courses to attend, and tutorial services.

Early Alert/Student Concern - helps identify students who are having difficulty in coursework early in the term. These students are referred to the Academic Success Center by the student concern/early alert form for tutorial assistance, study skills enhancement, and/or counseling.

College Seminar 101 (CSEM 101) - designed to help students develop effective study skills. In College Seminar, students refine their skills through peer interaction and direct application of newly acquired skills to apply to their current coursework. This course examines various topics needed for college success (i.e. note talking, time management, concentration, study strategies, test taking strategies and test anxiety).