First Year Advising


First Year Advising Overview

Freshman, First-Time-in-College, and Undeclared students are assigned to a specific advisor in First Year Advising to assist with initial course registration, goal setting, and degree planning before being transitioned to academic advisors in the major departments.

The Center for Academic Success, including First Year Advising, will be moving to entirely remote operations until further notice. 

Visit our essential services page for up to date information about our resources and services during this time. 

If you have an appointment - DO NOT CANCEL - all services will be completed virtually.

The University will continue to update the community at

The University of West Florida recognizes that advising is an integral part of a college education. The advising process establishes a collaborative relationship between student and advisor in which the student feels a sense of connection, support, and guidance. Effective academic advising is developmental. It responds to, and creates growth and change within the student. Academic advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans. It provides students with the information and encouragement they need to take personal responsibility for exploring options and making decisions. Ultimately, academic advising allows each student to achieve a meaningful and successful educational experience.