Advising FAQ

  • Advising: Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Academic Advising Center?

    The Academic Advising Center is where SCC students visit to confer on course selection, registration and other important information concerning their program of study.
    What group of students does the Academic Advising Center advise?

    Academic advisors advise any student who places into at least one transitional course (031or 032) after placement testing; new/curriculum ready students for all program divisions including: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Business, Computer Technology, Engineering and Industrail; and all health science students while waiting for acceptance (CT.HS).
    Why do I need to see an advisor for registration?
    Your advisor will help you clarify your educational goals, discuss program requirements, course pre-requisites, graduation requirements, academic progress, and transfer information.

    Do I have to attend school during the summer?

    No, you do not have to attend during the summer semester. However, many programs at Spartanburg Community College are designed for students to attend during the summer semester. Some classes are only offered during the summer semester, which means not attending in the summer may delay your graduation. 
    How many credits hours do I need to attend in order to be a full-time student?

    You must attend at least 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student.
    Is full-time status necessary?

    It is not necessary to attend SCC full time (at least 12 credit hours), but by attending college full-time you will earn your degree in a timely manner. We understand if you are unable to attend full-time, but we encourage students to do so if possible. Some financial aid programs or health insurance companies require a student to maintain full-time status.
    Where do I go to change my program?

    You should go to the admissions center located in the Dan L. Terhune Student Services building on the Central Campus (Spartanburg) to change your program.
    Where do I go to change my address, name or phone number?

    You should go to the records office to change your personal information. It is located in the Dan L. Terhune Student Services building on the Central Campus (Spartanburg).

    E-Mail the Academic Advising Center if you have a question concerning academic advising at Please allow at least two business days for a response.

  • SCC Academic Advising Center
    Charlton Williams, Coordinator

    AddressSCC Central Campus
    P. Dan Hull Building, E-1

    Phone: (864) 592-4990

    Toll Free: (888) 245-2457

    Mon.-Thurs. | 8:00am - 6:00pm

    Friday | 8:00am - 1:30pm

    Website:SCC Advising Center