Advisement for Spring 2020

Undergraduate Students

All USC Roski majors must meet with their Roski advisor before registering for Spring 2020 classes. You should always bring a laptop or tablet to plan 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 majors with last names A – K, schedule your advisement with Alicia Roman.
  • USC Roski 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 from October 9th through October 15th.        
    • ​​NCAA student-athletes and others with priority registration, you must email your Roski advisor to schedule an appointment.
  • Senior/U4 students (>= 96 units) and Junior/U3 students (64—95.5 units) can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor from Ocotber 9th through October 25th.                                             
  • Junior/U3 students (64—95.5 units) and Sophomore/U2 students (32—63.5 units) can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor from October 21st through November 1st.                                       
  • Sophomore/U2 students (32—63.5 units) and Freshman/U1 students (0—31.5 units) can schedule appointments to meet with an advisor from October 28th through November 7th.                      

Each student can view their Permit to Register via myUSC --> OASIS --> Permit to Register. It is the student’s responsibility to register for and attend an advisement appointment that occurs before they are permitted to register

If a student fails to show for a scheduled meeting, they will have to wait to schedule a meeting. This may occur after their Permit to Register has already opened. 

  • Students that fail to schedule a meeting with a Roski advisor can schedule appointments to meet with a Roski advisor from November 11th through November 15th.

An advisor will only lift a student's mandatory advisement hold after the student has attended their advising appointment. If you are not registering for Spring 2020 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. 

Below are directions for online scheduling of a Mandatory Advisement session:

  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, Alicia Roman.
    • Students with last names (L – Z) meet with Academic Advisor, Jahtm Flores.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment.
  5. Arrive ON TIME to WAH 104 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.

Graduate Students

All Roski Graduate students (MFA Art, MFA Design, MA CPPS) should schedule an appointment directly with Penelope Jones. Mandatory advisement meetings will be held At Mateo in the Arts District Campus. Graduate students will not be able to register for classes until they meet with Penelope Jones and their Program Director. Graduate students should meet with their advisor no later than November 1st.

Penelope Jones,


Preparation for a Productive Meeting

  • Write down your questions in advance.
  • If possible, bring a list of your planned classes for Fall 2019, including course codes, section numbers, and class times.
  • Bring a laptop or tablet.

USC expects the Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes to be available on October 9th at October 9th is also the day that students will be able to view their Spring 2020 Permit to Register time on myUSC. Again, to see these times, students should visit myUSC -> OASIS -> Permit to Register.