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The JCBE has provided assigned advisors. The name of your advisor can be found in a student’s Self-Service Carolina account by clicking the student tab and viewing “Student Information.” A list of advisors, as well as all JCBE faculty and staff, is on the touchscreen located at the rear entrance door.
Students can make an appointment with their assigned academic advisor during the allotted advisement period in the fall and spring by using the
Student Advisement Registration System (SARS). SARS is an easy-to-use appointment scheduling system that allows students to manage their own appointments and allows advisors to make, schedule and cancel appointments. The function is web-based and compatible with multiple web browsers. Students can locate the SARS link from the JCBE homepage and use their assigned Blackboard username and password to access the system. A student can contact their assigned advisor outside of the advisement period by email, phone or by visiting during office hours.
Once accepted by the USC Upstate Admissions Office, business major applications are sent to the Johnson College of Business and Economics for further evaluation. When the student has met requirements and is ready to enroll into 300-level classes, the student must complete the Johnson College of Business and Economics Application to the Professional Program. This application form is located in the Student Service Center office (located in The George, room 210). Each applicant must fulfill the following requirements:
Make an appointment to see your assigned advisor by using the
SARS link on the JCBE homepage during the allotted academic advisement period. If you are unable to make your appointment time or if you miss your appointment time you should contact the advisor as soon as possible so another time can be arranged. Failure to notify your selected advisor or not showing up for your appointment may cause a delay in your registration time and result in closed classes you want/need.
Once you have met with your assigned advisor, you must be cleared for registration by the Student Support office in The George, room 210. Then you may consult the Self-Service Carolina (SSC) system for your registration appointment time. Registration times are assigned through the Records Office and are based on the number of academic credit hours you have earned.
Each semester, signs are posted around campus and in The George noting when advisement and registration begins. You may also consult the
academic calendar on the USC Upstate web site.
Change of Major forms are available in the JCBE Office of Student Services(The George, room 210). When complete, bring the form to The George room 210 to obtain the Associate Dean's signature. The Change of Major form should then be taken to the new department/division.
Change of Concentration forms are available in the JCBE Office of Student Services (The George, room 210). When complete, bring the form to The George, room 210 to acquire the Associate Dean's signature. Once completed, the support services staff will forward the document to the new department and Records Office. Other
student forms such as change of major, transient/concurrent permission forms, grade forgiveness application and transcript requests, can be accessed the university
There are several ways/reasons for withdrawing from a class or completely withdrawing from the University. Below is an explanation of the different ways/reasons. You may also consult your catalog.
Graduation applications are available in the JCBE Office of Student Services (George 210). Once you have completed the application you should make an appointment with your chosen advisor to review your file and application for graduation requirements. After you have met with your advisor you should follow the schedule below for turning in your application. Please pick up your application a week to 10 days after you leave it in the JCBE Office of Student Services and take it to Records. Failure to submit your application to the Records office on time will result in your name being omitted from the commencement program and possibly delaying the arrival of your diploma via the US mail.
Application due (Department)
Application due (Records)
May(Walk in May)
August(Walk in May)
December(Walk in Dec.)
A student who wishes to enroll in a business internship (BADM 499) may do so by engaging their academic advisor, securing approval and completing a contract in association with the associate dean. Once approved, the associate dean will ensure registration for the course through the Records Office. Internship forms should be completed no later than the first week of the semester in which the student is interning. Forms are available in the JCBE Office of Student Services, room 210.
Auditing a course means attending classes and listening without actively participating in the class. Students must meet course prerequisites. The auditor is not responsible for class assignments or examinations. No academic credit is earned for a course which is audited nor may it be earned later through examination. A student who has audited a course is not prohibited from taking the course later for credit. A student who wishes to audit a course must be admitted to the University and enroll in the course as an auditor. However, students taking the class for credit are given preference over auditors where enrollment limits are a concern. A student who is auditing a course, but who wishes to take the course for credit, may change his or her registration by the end of the late registration period. Students wishing to audit a course or to change from credit to audit may do so only with permission of the instructor. Each instructor may set attendance conditions for the audit. Students not meeting those conditions will be withdrawn from the audit after the semester ends, with the withdrawal date listed on their transcript.
The last day to change credit to audit is the same day as the last day to withdraw without academic penalty. At the end of the semester when the faculty turn the grade sheets into the Records Office, any student who has not met the conditions of the audit as reported by the faculty member will be withdrawn. Faculty will submit a withdrawn from Audit form.
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