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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

UF's Academic Advising Mission

The university is committed to quality academic advising for all students. The academic advising mission is to assist students in the attainment of their educational goals.

University Responsibilities: The Office of the Provost is responsible for providing students, faculty and other advising staff with accurate information in the catalog, Schedule of Courses, other publications and ISIS. The faculty, administration and staff share a responsibility to provide accurate information and effective advice.

The Academic Advising Center in 100 AAC is responsible for acting as an information and referral center to provide faculty advisers and undergraduate students with timely and accurate information. In addition, the AAC provides advice for students interested in postbaccalaureate professional programs such as dentistry, law, medicine and veterinary medicine.

College/School and Department Responsibilities: The dean of each college or school ultimately is responsible for ensuring that academic advice is available and accessible to all students within the college or school.

Student Responsibilities: To graduate, students are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all university, college and major requirements. All students must:

  • Attend the Preview orientation to receive academic advising before their first term of enrollment
  • Maintain a GatorLink email address and read official university correspondence sent to this address
  • Meet with an adviser in the appropriate college/major upon entrance to a major
  • Confer with an adviser on a regular basis about options for a major if the student is undecided about a major
  • Review the degree audit each semester to ensure they fully understand their remaining degree requirements
  • Seek advising when in academic difficulty (e.g., below a 2.0 GPA, doing poorly in a critical-tracking course)
  • Maintain their own personal academic records, including the catalog of their year of admission to UF, transcripts, degree audits, evaluation of transfer work and notes from previous advising sessions.

Students who at any time are confused about academic requirements or their progress toward a degree are encouraged and expected to meet with an adviser.

Where to Go for Academic Assistance
Drop a class The student's college
Drop a class after the deadline The student's college
Add a class The student's college
Admission to a major The college of the student's new major
Confused about a major 100 Academic Advising Center, the student's college or Career Resource Center
Transient status The student's college
General Education Requirement The student's college
A.A. certification 100 Academic Advising Center or the student's college
Degree certification The student's college
Withdrawal from the university Dean of Student's Office, Peabody Hall
Correspondence Study The student's college