Academic Advisement

Professional academic advisors assist students with academic course planning, scheduling, registration, core course requirements and exploring various majors. Advisors also encourage students to make informed decisions about their academic career and life goals. The Academic Advisement unit works directly with students enrolled in University College, Learning Support courses, freshmen student-athletes, dual enrollment students and those who have not declared a major.

Advisement services

  • Pre-advisement planning
  • Course scheduling/registration
  • Major declaration
  • Course add/drop
  • Transient review and approval

Academic Advisement Brochure

Advisement Locations

Whiting Hall Rooms 131, 203, 246, 249, 250, 261

Contact Information:

Telephone (912) 358-4491
Facsimile: (912) 356-3684
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20428
Savannah, Georgia 31404

Regular Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or by appointment

Freshman Student-Athletes
The Center for Academic Success is dedicated to providing academic support for freshman student-athletes. Academic advisors who specialize in the rules and regulations of NCAA Division I and Savannah State University assist student-athletes. Student-athletes are required to meet with their academic advisor twice each semester for course scheduling, major declaration and to review academic progress.


Undeclared Majors
UC/CAS provides advisement to all undergraduate students who have not declared a major. In addition to course planning and scheduling, advisors assist these students in exploring different majors, identifying their career goals and with transitioning into full degree programs in the academic colleges. The advisors provide students with tools that help them to define their major and get a general idea regarding the graduate school and career options available in their chosen area of study.  

In order to serve students better, Academic Advisement offers walk-in appointments, Monday through Friday during regular office hours. Students may also schedule an appointment with an advisor by contacting Academic Advisement at (912) 358-4491.


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FOCUS™ 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision making model to help them choose their major and make informed decisions about their career. FOCUS 2 combines 5 self-assessments, career and major exploration, action planning and decision making in one comprehensive product. Students' assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs offered at Savannah State University.


Students can link to the FOCUS 2 login portal using the links below. Students will see an option to register as a first time user or returning user using their user name and password once they have submitted a self-registration form.


First-time Users:

When entering FOCUS 2 for the first time, you will be required to enter an access code.


Your student self-registration Access Code is tiger


Self registration  


Returning Users:

To login      






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First-time/Returning Users:

Students can Click on the link below to view free, on-demand online workshops covering a variety of areas related to academic success, from study skills to time management to financial aid.



Advisement Staff

Mary Ann Goldwire

Whiting Hall, Room 246

Marti S. Baker

Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, Room 250

Johnathan Gaines
Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, room 261

Nikki Hill-Jackson
Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, room 249
(912) 358-4473

Courtney Huckabee
Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, room 203
(912) 358-4489

Teah Jones

Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, Room 131

Lloyd McCray

Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, Room 203

Christian Riles
Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, room 203
(912) 358-4474

Alice White
Academic Advisement Specialist
Whiting Hall, room 203