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Student Success Center

The Student Success Center strives to help students succeed in their studies, graduate from USC Upstate in a timely manner, and begin a career or graduate study. 

Academic Support
Provides students with the tools and resources needed to make a smooth transition into college. Free tutoring, Supplemental Instruction for selected traditionally difficult courses, facilitation of study groups, one-on-one consultations, and referrals to other services are offered to assist students with their daily academic needs. Academic Support also offers various workshops and seminars on study skills, time management, note taking and reading strategies.

Advising Services

Our advisers are a team of professional advisors who serve first-year students, student athletes, and undeclared students with an emphasis on mentorship and academic success. They also provide services to students who are on academic probation as well as outreach and assistance to students who are questioning their choice of major.

Additional advisers on campus:

All other majors and upperclassmen should check Self Service Carolina for their adviser’s name. If your adviser is not listed, contact the main office of your department.

Career Services

How can Career Services Help YOU?

In Career Services, students and alumni will always be our first priority as we work with employers and recruiters to cultivate new and exciting career opportunities.  Please remember that it is our job to support and assist you; however, you must take ownership of your future by getting involved and participating in the career planning process.  Our staff is here to support you in your career search every step of the way.

Career Services can help you with:

  • Self Assessments
  • Four Year Plan
  • Individual Appointments
  • Internship, Full-Time Job Searches
  • Workshops and Networking Events
  • Career Fairs
Opportunity Network

Earning an undergraduate degree can seem overwhelming, but the Opportunity Network program at the University of South Carolina Upstate eases the transition from high school to college by providing the support students often need.

The program offers a wide variety of free services and programs to help students achieve their academic, career and personal goals, while confronting the challenges of completing a college degree.

What is Opportunity Network?
Opportunity Network is a Student Support Services program at USC Upstate, made possible by a TRIO grant funded by the U. S. Department of Education. Our mission is to assist eligible students in staying in college until they successfully complete a baccalaureate degree. This program provides students with education, skills, resources, and support that allow traditionally underrepresented students the opportunity to become successful members of the USC Upstate community and after graduation, to become contributing members of society.

How do I join Opportunity Network?
Think Opportunity Network might be right for you? We make it easy to find out and join:

Check your eligibility…
To be eligible, you must meet at least one of these guidelines:

  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Must have a documented disability
  • Complete an application…
  1. If you are an incoming freshman, please complete the Freshmen Application. All incoming freshmen accepted into the program must attend the mandatory Freshmen Focus.
  2. If you are a returning USC Upstate student or a transfer student, complete the Program Application.

If you don’t have access to a computer, please contact Opportunity Network at 864-503-5966 to request a paper copy.  Once all application materials are received, candidates will be contacted for an interview.