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Dean of Students

Florida State University

Academic Advising & Locating Advisors

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a process that includes collection of information, interpretation of data, and dissemination of facts regarding educational programs, courses of instruction, resources, policies, procedures, and career options. Together, the advisor and the student can discuss educational goals and map out an academic program that will achieve the student’s short term and long term goals. Florida State University takes academic advising seriously, and accordingly has developed an official University policy with expectations for both the student and faculty/advisor during this process.

Locating an Academic Advisor

Advising First is a program within the Division of Undergraduate Studies that places professional academic advisors throughout many of FSU’s academic units. Specifically, Advising First advisors provide academic advising to assist students in meeting liberal studies, major and University requirements, and for those students who are undeclared or undecided about a major. In addition to Advising First, the contact information for specific advisors in departmental areas can be found through the Advisor Search Tool.

The Dean of Student Department supports an inclusive academic environment through education, empowerment, crisis management, and advocacy of students in collaboration with campus and community partners.

We welcome students and family members to connect with the Dean of Students Department if you are experiencing a crisis or just need someone to talk through a problem or experience you are having at Florida State University.

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