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Advising First

Advising First is a program within the Division of Undergraduate Studies at The Florida State University. The program strategically places professional academic advisors and success coaches to serve students within academic units and established Advising First centers throughout the university. Currently, Advising First has approximately 50 advisors and coaches working in numerous locations across campus.

Our mission is to provide a network of professional academic advisors and success coaches who support students as they establish and realize their personal, academic, and career goals at The Florida State University. The primary focus of our program is to assist and guide students so they are retained at the University from time of enrollment through to graduation. With expertise on university policies, resources and opportunities, and extensive training in effective guidance, our Advising First professionals promote students’ progress and growth throughout their academic careers. Through the relationships with advisors and/or coaches, our students are empowered to take personal responsibility and ownership of their educational endeavors.