Center for Advising and Retention

Location: Magnolia Hall (formerly NBS), Room 143

The Center for Advising and Retention (CAR) is the centralized professional academic advising unit for Clayton State University. Its mission is to promote the success, retention, and progression of the university’s undergraduate student population by effectively advising and assisting them along their educational journey and connecting them to resources and tools that support their academic and professional goals. The center houses academic advisors for each of the departments and majors who help facilitate students’ transition from the first year advisors to the advisor who will assist them until degree completion. To ensure students meet their academic requirements, advisors proactively monitor their progress & regularly correspond with them.

Hours of Operation

Monday & Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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