Academic Advising

From orientation to graduation, USF students work together in a one-on-one setting with full-time faculty to create an invigorating, comprehensive, and realistic individual academic plan based upon each students interests, strengths and goals.

Academic advising is more than course selection — it’s an ongoing conversation that explores the diversity of perspectives, experiences, and traditions available at the university.

How Academic Advising Works

Academic advising begins at orientation when you’ll meet with a faculty member, professional and/or peer advisor. Upon enrolling in a major or professional program, you’ll be assigned a faculty adviser from the appropriate department or school. Undeclared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences will be assigned an advisor by the college.

Academic advising is an ongoing process of assisting students in course selection and academic and career exploration. You’ll have opportunities to meet with your adviser throughout the semester and prior to semester registration. Course registration cannot be completed without the signed approval of your faculty adviser, department chair, or representative of the dean.