Academic Advising

Academic Advising is a part of every student’s journey.  USF cultivates a personal relationship with all students through intentional academic advising, helping students set and achieve academic, professional and personal goals.  Students take an active leadership role in setting and achieving their goals.

Academic advisors help navigate academic requirements, policies and procedures so that students can reach their goals in a timely way.  Every USF student is assigned an academic advisor. Undergraduate students with declared majors will have a faculty member from their program serve as their academic advisor.

Those students who are not yet decided on their major are a part of the Academic Exploration (AE) program and are advised through the Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC).  The university offers support in helping students find a major and discover their purpose. Personalized, professional advising, collaboration with our Career Team, career and personality assessments, and a specially designed one credit course are a part of that support. Students are guided through looking at their strengths and interest in order to align with academic major and career options. Students in the Exploratory Healthcare (EH) program and working to meet healthcare program requirements are also advised through ACDC.  Students advised through ACDC can study as Exploration student up to three semesters and still be on pace to graduate in four years.