Welcome to Presbyterian College!

We are delighted that you are joining the Blue Hose community. Your first year at PC is an opportunity to learn about new and fascinating subjects, delve deeper into areas of interest, and begin exploring our general education curriculum.

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Have questions?
Please contact us!

academicadvising@presby.edu

Academic Advisors

One of the ways we assist you in preparing for your first semester is to provide you with an academic advisor. Prior to advisor assignment, you will complete an advising questionnaire accessed through the student portal. Responses to the questionnaire provide your academic advisor with information about your academic interests and educational goals.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

• Assigned prior to orientation (notification via PC email)
• Typically interacts with you via email or phone
• Helps you construct a course registration plan for the fall
• Must confirm via BannerWeb that you are allowed to register
• May be an instructor of one of your fall courses
• Can help with a variety of academic issues
• Provides support during your transition to college life
• May change when you declare a major

Each of our advisors is committed to helping you navigate your academic choices. Your advisor will work with you in a number of ways:

  • Assist with setting up schedules
  • Offer background and guidance on academic requirements and regulations
  • Work with you to choose a major
  • Serve as a guide and mentor as you think about your future plans

Generally, you will keep your first academic advisor until you are ready to declare a major, typically no later than the spring term of your second year. At that point, you are likely to transition to a new advisor, usually one in the department where you declare the major.

Important information will be sent to your PC email address, so check it regularly!

Information about your advisor assignment and contact information will be sent to your PC email address. Once you receive this information, you should reach out to your advisor to introduce yourself and start the advising process. Your advisor and administrative offices will send important information to your PC email address, so check your PC email account regularly. As an incoming student, it is important that you develop the habits of checking your PC email and responding when you receive a request from faculty or staff member.

Planning for the First Semester

The New Student Advising and Registration Guide has been prepared to assist you as you work with your advisor to create a schedule for your first semester at PC. In this guide, you will find information about general education and graduation requirements, academic advising, and registration. Review the steps included in the guide and take notes as you discuss options with your advisor.

When developing a registration plan for your first semester, consider completing the Course Registration Plan (CRP) form after reviewing information in the New Student Advising and Registration Guide and discussing options with your advisor. It is recommended that you use this form as you work with your academic advisor to create your course registration plan. Doing so will allow your academic advisor to verify that you have selected an appropriate number of credit hours and courses suited for your  particular level and goals. Work with your academic advisor to revise the plan as needed.

Submitting a plan does not register you for classes, and advisor approval of your registration plan does not guarantee registration for specific courses. Work with your advisor to revise the plan as needed. You will need to be flexible and have a few alternatives in your course plan.

Fall Registration

Before you can register, your advisor will need to approve your course registration plan and clear you to register via BannerWeb, our online registration system.

To register, go to BannerWeb and enter your PC network login information. Your network login, also known as single sign-on, information can be accessed via the student portal. Your network login is used to access BannerWeb, Brightspace (online learning management system), the PC Bookstore, printing in the library and labs, and library resources when off-campus.

To assist you with registration, the Registrar’s Office has prepared a BannerWeb User Guide. More information about BannerWeb can be found in the New Student Advising and Registration Guide and here: BannerWeb FAQ