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USC Advising 101ab: The Office of Undergraduate Programs, in conjunction with the university’s Council on Undergraduate Education, the Council of Academic Advisors, the Vice Provost’s Academic Programs Council and the Provost’s Council of Deans, have developed a mandatory university-wide training program, Advising 101ab, for all new staff advisors and student affairs administrators at USC.

Advising 101a is designed to provide education and training in the basics of academic advising, including relational and conceptual skill building, and knowledge about USC policies and procedures. The goal, of course, is to ensure effective and accurate delivery of service for all USC students.

A total of 520 staff-level academic/administrators, and faculty completed Advising 101a since fall 2001.

SPRING 2012 Schedule:

3-day training – January 31 to February 2, 2012:


Advising 101b staff members from the Office of Academic Records and Registrar conduct Advising 101b. They provide hands-on training sessions on the processes most important for advisors and in-depth information on issues in their areas. Four sessions will be presented to cover the areas of Registration and Records, Articulation and Academic Review

SPRING 2012 Schedule:


Please note that the program is a three-day cluster.  We offer one Advising 101a 3-day session per semester. To receive credit for the program, you must attend all three days.  The sign up deadline for Advising 101a is Tuesday, January 26th, 2011.




USC Advisement Database Training: The Advisement Database is a web-based tool for managing the information and processes involved in undergraduate student advisement at USC. 

The next available training sessions are:

Thursday, December 1st, 2011, 10am-12pm in BRI 202a

The sign up deadline for the Advisement Database is one week prior to each session. New system users must complete and return the access request form to to either Heather Cartagena at ( or David Glasgow (

If you already have access to the Advisement Database and would like to attend this session, the access form is not required. 





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