Advisement for Fall 2018

Undergraduate Students

All USC Roski majors must meet with a Roski advisor before registering for Fall 2018 classes. Whenever meeting with an advisor, you should always bring a laptop or tablet to schedule your classes while in the office. The most productive meetings occur when students arrive prepared and have already reviewed course offerings via the USC Schedule of Classes website.

  • USC Roski art majors with last names A—K, schedule your advisement with Alexander Karnazes.
  • USC Roski art majors with last names L—Z, schedule your advisement with Jahtm Flores.

You will need to schedule an advisement appointment according to your class standing, which is based on the total number of units completed (USC units + transfer units). To see your class standing, go to myUSC -> OASIS -> STARS Report. 

  • Senior/U4 students (>= 96), NCAA student-athletes, and others with priority registration can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor between March 6th through March 9th.
    • ​​NCAA student-athletes and others with priority registration, you must email your Roski advisor to schedule an appointment.
  • Spring Recess: students are not required to be on campus, but Roski Student Services will be open. As such, Roski majors (>= 0 units) are welcome to schedule mandatory advisement appointments during this time, March 12th through March 16th.
  • Senior/U4 students (>= 96 units) and Junior/U3 students (64—95.5 units) can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor between March 19th through March 23rd.
  • Junior/U3 students (64—95.5 units) and Sophomore/U2 students (32—63.5 units) can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor between March 26th through April 5th.
  • Sophomore/U2 students (32—63.5 units) and Freshman/U1 students (0—31.5 units) can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor between April 9th through April 18th.

Each student can view their precise initial registration time via myUSC -> OASIS -> Permit to Register. It is the student’s responsibility to register for an advisement appointment that occurs before they are permitted to register. If a student fails to sit for a meeting during one of the above times, the student will still have to sit for a mandatory advisement session but must wait to meet and register for Fall 2018 classes until after their initial registration appointment time has passed. 

  • Students that fail to schedule a timely meeting with a Roski advisor can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor between April 19th through April 25th.


Advisors will only lift a student's mandatory advisement hold after the student has sat for a scheduled session. If you are not registering for Fall 2018 classes (e.g., you are graduating at the end of the spring semester or you will be taking a leave of absence), you do not have to sit for a mandatory advisement session. 


Schedule an Appointment for Mandatory Advisement online:

  1. Log into myUSC
  2. Go to the Undergraduate Advisement tab
  3. Select the time/day you are available
    • Students with last names A—K meet with Academic Advisor Alexander Karnazes.
    • Students with last names L—Z meet with Academic Advisor Jahtm Flores.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment
  5. Arrive early or ON TIME to HSH 101 for your appointment. Call 213.821.1290 in advance if you need directions.
  6. If you are unable to attend your scheduled meeting, cancel your appointment in the Undergraduate Student Advisement tab and email your advisor as soon as possible.

For the most productive advisement meeting, do the following:

  • Write down your questions in advance
  • If possible, bring a list of your planned classes for Fall 2018, including course codes, section numbers, and class times.
  • Bring a laptop or tablet.

The Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes will be available on March 5th at the classes.usc.eduMarch 5th is also the day that students will be able to view their Fall 2018 initial registration times on myUSC. Again, to see these times, students should visit myUSC -> OASIS -> Permit to Register. March 5th is also the day that all students are permitted to register for summer courses. 

Graduate Students

Graduate students should call or email advisors directly to schedule their advisement appointments: