Yes. Orientation managers share important information and lift your academic advising hold so you may register.
Not in the first year or if you have fewer than 30 credits. We think it is in your best interest to make a strong connection to the advising specialist who can help you chart your course. Until you see your advisor for the first time, an “academic advising hold” will be in place to prevent your direct registration.
An advising hold ensures that you connect with an advisor who can provide the best guidance to support your plan. All first year students have an academic advising hold and must meet with an advisor before registering in the fall and spring semesters. Academic holds are not meant to be punitive. The restriction should help you complete your degree efficiently so that you won’t waste your time or money.
Yes. Your registration can be blocked under these other conditions that do not related to academics:
To prepare effectively for your advising appointment, you need to review the list of courses you expect to complete for your graduation plan. This list is called a “SASS degree audit” and can be found at MYUWF. After reviewing your degree requirements, access the "Course Schedule" in MYUWF to select the section numbers of your courses.
During your advising appointment, your academic advisor will guide you in course selection, update your degree progress, and share information on any relevant academic policies and procedures. Your advisor serves as your guide and mentor throughout your academic pursuits at UWF.
You can expect the appointment to take anywhere from 15 minutes to 45, depending on the complexity of your questions. You can help that process by being prepared.