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Academic Advising at New Student Orientation

Congratulations on being admitted to UNF!  

As you begin to make the transition from high school to college, you're going to have a lot of questions.  Through remote advising, you will speak with academic advisors who are experienced with helping students prepare for college life and academic work.  We look forward to working with you and helping answer all of your advising questions!

How does orientation advising work?

Your First-Year advisor will work with you remotely to complete the advising and registration process for your first semester courses. We encourage you to thoughtfully prepare for your advising session. If you will do your part, we promise to do ours in helping you take the best and most successful first steps toward a degree at UNF. 

Next Steps

To help us make sure our advising visit is as productive as possible, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Focus2 career assessment 
    1. Access Code- ospreys
    2. Complete the following self assessments- Work, Values, Personality, and Skills
    3. After each assessment is completed, click the "Home" icon located top left of the webpage to return to the Self-Assessment page
    4. After completing the four assessments, click the “Combine Assessments” link and select the “Assessments” you want to combine for a list of potential occupations for the Pre-Orientation Advising Questionnaire
  2. Review the General Education requirements and Prerequisite Courses for Intended Major
  3. Complete the Pre-Orientation Advising Questionnaire survey 

This survey will ask you to confirm your intended major and identify any accelerated credit (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment) you expect to bring in. It is fine to identify a major that differs from your original UNF admissions application. One more task for you to complete is to review the Canvas courses for Math and Writing placement to confirm if those exams are necessary for you.

After you complete New Student Orientation, an advisor will reach out to you via your UNF email to schedule an advising appointment by Zoom or telephone. During this advising appointment you will be able to discuss your initial academic goals and your advisor will assist you with identifying appropriate courses. Your advisor will build an academic plan and lift your New Student Orientation hold so that you can register for courses (as long as all of your other holds are cleared).