Academic Advising

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Academic Advising

This website contains information about Academic Advising at the University of West Florida. Information about degree programs offered at the university and links to the individual college advising web pages are provided.


Academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning.

National Academic Advising Association, 2004

Mission Statement

The University of West Florida recognizes academic advising to be a critical component of the educational experience of its students. The mission of the UWF academic advising program is to cultivate individual, collaborative relationships which empower students to become self-directed learners and decision makers, guide students in the evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses, and facilitate development of meaningful plans of study leading to efficient and successful completion of academic programs.


Academic Advising Syllabus

Click the button to access the UWF Advising Syllabus. The syllabus contains information on student learning outcomes, advisor responsibilities, advisee responsibilities, the Progress to Degree policy, and many other advising topics.

Academic Advising Syllabus

Schedule An Appointment

Click the button for information on how to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor or student support staff.

Schedule An Appointment

Cancel/Reschedule Appointment

We know that sometimes your schedule changes and you need to make adjustments to scheduled appointments. Please be courteous and cancel your appointment as far in advance as possible to allow other students to schedule in your place. Click the button for information on cancelling/rescheduling appointments.

Cancel/Reschedule Appointment