The mission of Advising at The Citadel is to assist students in using the educational programs offered by the institution to meet the student’s individual needs, enhance their abilities, and to achieve personal, educational, and career goals consistent with the institutional mission of duty, honor, and respect. Advising supports the three-fold function of teaching, public service, and leadership. The advising process assists in providing a holistic atmosphere conducive to the emergence of scholars, leaders, thinkers, and other contributors to society. Successful advising contributes to The Citadel’s ultimate goal of developing mature and self-directed students, capable of making appropriate decisions, becoming life-long learners, and being successful leaders in their communities.
How to prepare for your advising session
- Students should bring his/her transcript and specific questions they have for the Advising Support Services staff
- Schedule at least 30 minutes to make sure you have enough time to get all of your questions answered, or come by to make an appointment and tell the Advising Support Services staff what your goals are for the meeting
- Know who your faculty advisor is and a sense of what the graduation requirements are for your major and the general education requirements
Student responsibilities as an advisee
Come prepared to discuss your academics with the Advising Support Services staff. Listen to the Advising Support Services staff and follow up as necessary with the appropriate office. Come with questions to ask so the meeting will be productive and a good use of the advisor’s, as well as your own, time.
Advisor responsibilities to students
Listen to the needs and concerns of the students. Show them how to read the Degree Evaluation and how to look in the Undergraduate Handbook for their major, minor, and general education requirements. Make good use of students’ time knowing that they have a busy schedule. Be honest with students about requirements and be knowledgeable about the campus offices they might need to see to complete forms or get approval for substitutions or electives. Before suggesting courses when making a future schedule make sure the student feels comfortable with the course load. This is their schedule. Teach the students how to make a future schedule or a four-year-plan when sitting with them and discussing the courses they need to graduate. Always keep in mind that the student knows best what he/she is capable of and always be encouraging to students. Advisors should take notes when meeting with a student to make sure that in future meetings the students are advised to the best knowledge of the advisor.
- Transcript Request
- Change Major, Declare Double Major, Request Minor
- Readmission Application
- Audit Request, Course Overload
- SAP Appeal and Plan
- SC State Scholarship information located under “Forms” then “State Affidavits”
- Other Scholarship information located under “Cadet Scholarships”
- Adding/Withdrawing from Classes; Changing Majors: Instructions on adding/dropping courses in Lesesne Gateway
- Attendance and Class Absence System: Class Attendance Policy and Absence forms
- Citadel 101 (Freshman Orientation Program): Information about the Citadel Orientation Program
- College Support and Resources: List of support services and centers for students
- Course Catalog: Academic information
- Courses: Combining, Continuance, Overloads, Repeating, and Substitutions: Repeat course information, course loads and overload information
- Student Classifications: Academic Discharge and Probation information
Academic Schools Websites