Academic Counseling Services

Attention Students:

Academic Counseling Services (ACS) advising appointments and walk-ins are being offered online for the remainder of the semester. Appointments can be scheduled through the Undergraduate Advisement link on my.USC, or by emailing or your academic advisor directly to set-up a virtual appointment during business hours (9am-5pm).

Undecided, Undeclared, and Students-In-Transition Advising

Academic Counseling Services (ACS) is the designated advising office for students who are Exploratory (Undecided), Undeclared, and Students-In-Transition.  Choosing an academic home at USC is a process, and the ACS lead academic advisors are here to assist you each step of the way.  Most students experience some academic uncertainty during their time at USC.  Additional information on the different academic programs at USC is available under Academic Programs of Study, including How to Choose a Major and Choosing a Minor.

ACS advisors collaborate closely with other campus partners including, but not limited to, academic departments and faculty, Academic Review and Retention, Degree Progress, Disability Services and Programs, Financial Aid, and the Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity.  For additional information on learning support services, please visit Academic Resources.

If you are an Undecided or Undeclared student, you will meet with your assigned ACS advisor each semester until you officially declare a major.  If you are not currently Undecided or Undeclared but would like to meet with an ACS advisor to change your major, please email us at


Meet the ACS Advising Team!


Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with an Academic Counselor, look for available times with your assigned advisor through the  Undergraduate Advisement icon on myUSC.  If you are not currently in an ACS program (Undecided, Undeclared, Undergraduate Success Program, etc.) please email to request an appointment.


Campus Resources

Campus Resources Handout (PDF)