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Office for the Academic Experience

Mission Statement

The Office for the Academic Experience provides students with educationally purposeful opportunities that lead to deep learning, integrated social and intellectual development, and engagement with local and global communities.


  1. To promote student engagement in transformative learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
  2. To assure student success in ways that challenge all students to overcome obstacles in order to do their best work.

Departments that report directly to the Associate Vice President for the Academic Experience, Lynne E. Ford, include:


CofC Academic Advisors Recognized with Regional Awards
Posted on 14 February 2017 | 2:35 pm
Laura Suggs, advisor in the Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) at the College of Charleston was selected as the recipient of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 3 2017 Excellence in Advising -New Advisor for South Carolina.  NACADA explains that this award “recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising […]
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Quick Question Drop-in Advising Spring 2017
Posted on 7 February 2017 | 11:06 am
The Academic Advising and Planning Center (AAPC) will be offering Quick Question Drop-In Advising Hours from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday through the end of the semester for students who have questions about changing their major, withdrawing from a class, selecting a minor, etc. No appointment is necessary. Students can simply just stop by […]
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Religion to Real Estate, Freshman Courses Run Gamut
Posted on 20 January 2017 | 10:55 am
For the spring 2017 semester, freshman at the College of Charleston had the opportunity to choose from three dozen unique courses as part of the College’s First Year Experience Program (FYE).   Click here to read the full article in the The College Today.
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Cougar Countdown Helps Settle Exam Stress
Posted on 7 December 2016 | 11:22 am
Held each semester leading up to and during exam week, Cougar Countdown offers students a respite from final exams. Activities and events include a mix of academic support, physical support, emotional support and fun. Click here to read full article and Cougar Countdown schedule in The College Today.
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