Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs
Fertitta Hall, Suite 201 (JFF 201)
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs is to support the learning and development of undergraduate students in USC’s Marshall School of Business by providing a broad array of academic support and co-curricular programs and services, including but not limited to academic advisement. As educators, we seek to foster a dynamic partnership with students as they actively participate with us in creating and refining their academic goals and plans. Advisors strive to be courteous, knowledgeable, and informative as we empower students to develop holistically.
Advisors understand that your college experience includes more than just your time in the classroom and can guide you in making decisions and choices that will help you develop both academically and personally. As your goals and interests become more defined each year, advisors can help you connect with and explore related opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. There is a lot to do and learn at USC Marshall, and advisors will provide guidance and support as you discover and engage with the many resources offered on the USC campus.
During your first year, you will see an academic advisor regularly (all students who have completed fewer than 24 units at USC are required to engage in academic advisement before registering for classes) as you begin to develop your personalized course plan. After the first year, academic advisors will update your course plan each year and you may schedule appointments at your convenience.
Appointments: Marshall academic advisors are offering both in-person and Zoom advising options. Marshall majors may schedule an advisement appointment through Advise USC.
Drop-in Advising: Marshall majors, minors, and prospective internal transfers with quick 5-10 minute questions may meet with an on-call advisor via Zoom on a drop-in basis on most Mondays through Thursdays from 3-4:00 during the academic year. There is no drop-in advising during the fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks or during school holidays, but students can email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. USC students interested in adding a Marshall minor or applying for internal transfer should review the information here prior to attending drop-in advising.
Advise USC: Students can also communicate and collaborate with theirs advisors in a variety of ways using the Advise USC platform. Log in to Advise USC to:
- Identify currently assigned advisors on your success team
- Review announcements relevant to you
- Submit a support case to request advisor assistance
- Easily communicate about your academic progress and plans
- Track and manage tasks and success plans assigned to you
- Design and share course plans
- Find and make advising appointments in a few clicks
In addition to Advise USC, students can utilize online advising resources such as their STARS report (available through OASIS in MyUSC) and our website. Finally, students may also email us at email@example.com. Students can typically expect a response from advisors within 2-3 business days.