Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to meet with my advisor?
You will meet with an advisor at Orientation to set up your course schedule for Fall. Later in the Fall you will again meet with your advisor to set up your Spring schedule. You are encouraged to meet with your advisor during the semester if you have questions.
What is a "hold"? And why do I have one?
You may notice various holds on your MyUWF account. One of them may be through our office. The "UAC" hold simply means that you must see an academic advisor before you can register for classes. You will need to see your advisor to discuss your new schedule before the hold can be lifted for registration. Once you have met with your advisor, the hold is lifted through the drop/add period for the next semester.
How do I set up an appointment?
Stop by our office (bldg 18, room 150) anytime between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment over the phone by calling 474-3170.
Do you take walk-in appointments?
That can depend on how busy our office is. We highly recommend making an appointment to be sure that your advisor will be available.
What if I decide to declare or change my major?
There is a major/minor change form available at the Advising Center (bldg 18, room 150) or at the Registrar's Office website. If you have questions concerning your new major, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Click the link below for direct connection to the online change of major form if you are not eligible for changing it online after logging into MyUWF and searching for Major Change.
When you have completed the form, you may submit it to the Registrar's Office in building 18 on the Pensacola Campus.
How can I change my class schedule after the semester has started?
Drop/Add period (1st week of semester):
Why should I log into MyUWF?
The advisors use your information in MyUWF to get in contact with you. Once the semester has started, make sure to do the following:
-change your mailing address to your current address at college (Address change forms are available in the Office of the Registrar, Building 18 on the Pensacola campus, at the UWF Emerald Coast-Fort Walton Beach campus, or any of the centers. You can also submit a change request online through MyUWF in the Personal Information Folder.)
-provide a current phone number that we can use to get in touch with you
-check your UWF email regularly OR forward your other email accounts to UWF
MyUWF - How students stay connected!
Email is UWF's official mode of contact with students! The First Year Advising Center will send emails throughout the semester regarding important deadlines and registration.