Advising Services

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) in 100 Farrior Hall provides academic advising to all Exploratory students. Students are able to make an appointment or utilize walk-in hours to see an advisor. Advisors in the AAC can help develop semester schedules to help you stay on-track for various majors, but as an Exploratory student, you may also be referred to the advisors in the individual colleges to ensure you are eligible and competitive for your major (s) of interest.

When you come in to see an advisor, preparing beforehand can help ensure you have a productive advising session. For instance, your advisor will be able to work best with you if you have stared narrowing down your major interests to a few choices. Using the tips found in the Top Ten Ways to Explore with Purpose can help you do this. It also may help to come in with a few ideas of what courses you’d like to take and why, and then ask your advisor for feedback on your proposed schedule. Finally, write down any questions you may have and make sure to discuss these with your advisor.

In addition to college advisors, each department has an Undergraduate Advisor who advises the majors in their particular area. The University of Florida Schedule of Courses lists the Undergraduate Advisors at the beginning of the course listings for each department. These advisers assist students in planning their curriculum for their majors.

Remember that advisors are available to provide accurate information and effective advice, but students ultimately are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all university, college and major requirements for graduation.