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Academic Advising


The University of Florida is committed to quality academic advising for all students. The academic advising mission is to assist students in the attainment of their educational goals.

University Responsibilities: The Office of the Provost is responsible for providing students, faculty and other advising staff with accurate information in the catalog, schedule of courses, Integrated Student Information System (ISIS), and other publications. The faculty, administration and staff share a responsibility to provide accurate information and effective advice.

The Academic Advising Center (100 AAC) is responsible for acting as an information and referral center to provide faculty advisers and undergraduate students with timely and accurate information. In addition, the AAC provides advice for students interested in post-baccalaureate professional programs such as medicine, dentistry and law.

College/School and Department Responsibilities: The dean of each college or school ultimately is responsible for ensuring that academic advice is available and accessible to all students within the college or school.

Student Responsibilities: Students are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all university, college and major requirements for graduation. In order to meet that goal, they are responsible for:

  • attending the summer Preview or other orientation program to receive advisement before their first term of enrollment;
  • maintaining a Gatorlink e-mail address and reading official university correspondence sent to this address;
  • ensuring UF has an accurate student e-mail address at all times;
  • meeting with an adviser in the appropriate college/major upon entrance to a major;
  • conferring with an adviser on a regular basis about major options if the student is initially undecided about a major;
  • reviewing the tracking (degree) audit each semester to ensure the student fully understands the remaining degree requirements;
  • seeking advisement when in academic difficulty (e.g., below a 2.0 GPA, doing poorly in a critical tracking course);
  • maintaining their own personal academic records, including the catalog of their year of admission to UF, transcripts, tracking (degree) audits, evaluation of transfer work, and notes from previous advising sessions.

Students who at any time are confused about academic requirements or their progress toward a degree are encouraged and expected to meet with an adviser.

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