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Academic Advising


The mission of the University of North Florida Academic Advising Program is to assist prospective, current, and returning students with the development of academic, personal, and professional goals. The members of the program are committed to providing individualized services to a diverse student population. Working cooperatively with the UNF community, advisors offer tools and resources to empower students in becoming lifelong learners.

Advising Philosophy

Advisors at UNF strive to guide students towards their academic goals by providing information, references, and advice; however, they will not make choices for the student. Advising is an engaging process between the advisor and the advisee where ultimately the student is in full control of his/her educational experience. Academic advisors are the resource to help students succeed.

Objectives of Advising

As a result of advising, advisees should be able to:

  • Understand and adhere to the University’s academic policies, procedures and deadlines
  • Navigate myWings and the UNF website
  • Interpret their degree evaluation and My Osprey Map (Course Sequence Guide)
  • Establish positive student-advisor relationships
  • Acknowledge their own personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Take responsibility for their actions and be engaged in their educational experience
  • Be knowledgeable of their academic major requirements and career goals 

Advisor Responsibilities

To support the core values of the UNF advising program, advisors will

  • Demonstrate professionalism and empathy towards their advisees
  • Assist students in understanding
  • Encourage individualistic goals and decision-making
  • Be knowledgeable of policies, procedures, student services and reference information
  • Recommend social and academic extra-curricular organizations in addition to applicable campus resources
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold FERPA Regulations

Advisee Responsibilities

 *Note:  Students newly admitted to UNF or their academic college and major must meet with their academic advisor within the first semester

To achieve your ultimate academic goal, you will...

  • Prepare to visit your advisor by scheduling appointments and/or coming to walk-in advising early in the semester
  • Arrive early to your appointment and be prepared with all required materials
  • Be knowledgeable of your academic progress and status including: grades, GPA, academic history, academic schedule and standing
  • Clarify personal values and goals, and provide the advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities
  • Learn and comprehend campus policies, procedures, and requirements for graduation
  • Check your University of North Florida e-mail daily and reply, respond or take action as required
  • Conduct yourself in a manner that is professional and respectful to others
  • Expect to be responsible for your own actions and decisions