About Us

Advising First Mission:

Our mission is to provide a network of professional academic advisors and college life coaches who support students as they establish and realize their personal, academic, and career goals at 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. 

Our Mission is Achieved Through:

  • One-on-one meetings
  • Student workshops and conferences
  • Campus-wide events 

  • Class presentations 


Our Academic Advisors:

  • Explain university policies and procedures
  • Educate and monitor students on academic requirements and degree progress
  • Guide students in planning educational and career goals
  • Connect students with relevant university resources
  • Recommend experiential learning opportunities 


Our College Life Coaches:

  • Actively support incoming students with their transition to the university 

  • Help students define academic, personal and career paths
  • Support students in building necessary life skills to succeed at FSU and beyond 


Our Academic Guides:

  • Offer support to students who may be experiencing barriers to success
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to create action plans and connect students to resources
  • Work with various campus partners to meet students' needs