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First Year Advising

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First Year Advising assists first year students with their initial course registration and setting a strong foundation for academic success at UWF.

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Newly Admitted First-Year Students

All first year students are required to register and attend New Student Orientation hosted by UWF Admissions. After you register for orientation, your first year advisor will create a preliminary course schedule for your first semester.

Register for Orientation


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Freshman Transfer Students

You are considered a freshman transfer student if you have 12-29 credit hours that you earned after high school graduation. Freshman transfer students, as well as students who have earned 30+ credits with an undeclared major will be advised by First Year Advising.

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Current First Year Students

Your first year advisor is here to help you register for your first semester, guide you through the degree and curriculum requirements for your major, and show you how to optimize your course sequencing before meeting your academic advisor.

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