Greetings From The Director


Hello and welcome to The Florida State University Advising First webpage! Advising First is a program within the Division of Undergraduate Studies that is comprised of both professional academic advisors and academic success coaches who are all here to support our students in making the most of their time in college. It is part of our mission to build meaningful relationships with our students and to provide them with pertinent information about the undergraduate academic experience here at the university. Advising First takes a proactive and developmental approach to working with students, and we are dedicated to enhancing each student's academic and career aspirations.

Our advisors and coaches are knowledgeable about university, college and departmental policies and procedures and are accessible to students via office hours, phone, e-mail and other social media venues. The information provided in the following pages and links will inform and educate you about our services, our commitment to students and the number of ways students can make contact with an advisor or coach from the Advising First program.

Go Noles,

Kathleen Shea Smith,Ph.D.
Director of Advising First