Academic Counseling Services

COVID-19 Services Update

In accordance with USC operating procedures, Academic Counseling Services (ACS) will be providing all advising services online. Advisors can be reached by email, or by scheduling an available appointment through myUSC.

Additional information about the University Roadmap to Return can be found on the website.

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.


Mandatory Advising

A one-on-one meeting is required at least once each semester for all students who are currently Undecided or Undeclared, and is recommended for students who have been referred to ACS for major exploration. Advisors are available for both appointment and drop-in advising. Review the Mandatory Advising Calendar (PDF) for details.

The Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes, Web Registration and Student Registration Appointment times will be updated on or after March 15.

Campus Resources

Campus Resources Handout (PDF)