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Academic Advising Information for New First-Year Students

This page provides information useful to incoming first-year students related to academic advising.

Meeting with your Academic Advisor

Welcome to the University of West Florida! You will be working with the First Year Advising office to get you started with your initial course schedule at UWF and to support you throughout your first year. Initial advising and course registration occur as part of New Student Orientation process. You do not need to make a separate advising appointment outside of this process and your advisor will reach out to you with additional information when ready. 

New First-Year Students are required to reserve a date and attend New Student Orientation. Once you have made your reservation for your orientation session, you are all set until you hear from your academic advisor. Your advisor may reach out to you to verify AP, CLEP, IB, dual enrollment, and transfer credits that may be applied to your degree audit. After your advisor has reviewed your degree audit and applicable credits, they will create an initial schedule on your behalf based on your Academic Interest Questionnaire. If you are unhappy with your schedule and would like to make minor adjustments, you will have an opportunity to do so at orientation. If you are attending virtual orientation, your advisor will schedule a virtual appointment with you to review and finalize your schedule.

  • Summer/Fall 2023 Admits: Advisors will begin creating these schedules at the beginning of May 2023. Schedules are created based on the order in which students sign up for orientation.

Locating Your Advisor

Students need to identify their advisors to know who to contact about advising matters and schedule an appointment when necessary. For more information on how to locate your academic advising team members, view how to find the information in Navigate via My UWF. 

Identifying Your Academic Advisor

Academic Advising Syllabus

Access the UWF Advising Syllabus which contains information on student learning outcomes, advisor responsibilities, advisee responsibilities, the Progress to Degree policy, and many other advising topics.

Academic Advising Syllabus