Academic Advising

Welcome to the Advising First network at Florida State University!

Our team of academic advisors will help you make important decisions about selecting courses, picking a major and staying on track for graduation and beyond. We are committed to your success and offer an array of programs, resources, and services designed to support your holistic journey as a student.

You should meet with your academic advisor each semester to review your academic progress, plans for future terms, and discuss engagement opportunities and post-graduation goals.

Here are some things you can discuss with your advisor:

  • General education requirements
  • Major and graduation requirements
  • Course planning and selection
  • Academic support if you’re experiencing academic challenges
  • Educational opportunities (education abroad, research, internships, etc.)
  • Career and graduate school plans
  • Non-academic challenges

Although no single advisor has expertise in all areas, every advisor can help direct you to resources on campus.

Please use the FSU Advisor Search to locate an advisor in your program of interest at

Academic Advising is an essential part of the University’s educational mission. A successful advising relationship involves the collaboration of advisor and student.

The advisor and advisee relationship allows students to navigate their college experience with support and knowledge that will aid in their success. Like any relationship, it is vital that all parties are committed to upholding their responsibilities:


  • Take initiatives that allow you to identify your strengths, talents, and interests
  • Create an academic plan of courses and co-curricular activities that support your strengths, talents, and interests
  • Know and follow University requirements, School/College requirements, and major requirements.
  • Learn about the curricular, co-curricular, and other resources that the University offers.
  • Review your academic record regularly, especially your Academic Requirements Report, which provides details on requirements met and not yet met.
  • Meet with your advisor regularly and go to your advising appointment prepared.


  • Support students in a process of self-assessment to identify their individual strengths, talents, and interests
  • Assist students in developing educational plans that align with their strengths, talents, and interests including experiential learning and co-curricular activities
  • Know and understand University requirements, School/College requirements, and major requirements in their advising site. This may require consultation with the School/College Advising Center, the Registrar, or other campus offices.
  • Be familiar with the University’s curricular, co-curricular, and career resources.
  • Be accessible through office hours, email, or phone.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which restricts the sharing of students’ information to “school officials with legitimate educational interest.”