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Academic Advising

Committed to Academic and Personal Success

At Florida Southern, student-centered holistic academic advising fosters an environment of collaboration between students, faculty, and professional advisors. This intentional relationship helps students explore educational opportunities, identify and achieve both their short-term and long-term goals, and navigate their academic experience. Academic advisors serve as facilitators, coordinators, teachers, mentors, and guides, offering support and guidance as students work to reach their ambitions and aspirations. Through this collaborative, caring and trusting relationship, students are encouraged to explore their interests and strive for academic success.

The FSC experience is greatly enriched by the student-academic advisor relationship, which assists students in creating dynamic, educational plans that are tailored to their goals. Through this developmental process, students gain clarity about their life and career objectives, and create an educational plan to meet them.

FSC’s academic advisors skillfully discuss their advisees’ career goals, curricular interests, and personal growth helping to prepare students to make a positive and consequential impact on society. At FSC, academic advisors:

  • Promote a sense of belonging for students
  • Holistically guide students to plan, learn, reflect, and engage in the world in ways appropriate for their major, career, and personal development
  • Build relationships and facilitate connections
  • Educate advisees to make registration choices that promote realistic degree progress
  • Understand and navigate the class registration process
  • Explore and determine career and other degree completion/post-graduation goals
  • Through proactive advising, acts as an agent of referral to other campus resources and services to help students thrive in college and beyond

Student Advisees should:

  • Engage in the collaborative relationship with the academic advisor
  • Identify and work towards short and long term goals
  • Actively listen in a respectful and inclusive manner
  • Collect all information needed to make viable, informed academic decisions
  • Pursue curricular and co-curricular opportunities that support a productive collegiate experience and help prepare for life beyond college
  • Prepare to discuss career goals, curricular interests, and plans for personal development
  • Be empowered to take responsibility for their own educational experience