This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Degree-seeking students are responsible for arranging appointments with their assigned academic advisors prior to registration. Degree-seeking students who are enrolling for their initial semester at UWF must meet with their advisor prior to registration to discuss degree plans and receive their advising PIN. Appointments can be made through the advising centers, academic departments, and the Emerald Coast campus. Degree-seeking students have priority for registration and enrollment.
The University of West Florida is committed to quality academic advising to assist all students in attaining their educational goals. The First Year Advising Center advises all freshmen students in their first semester of enrollment. All students are encouraged to seek academic advising on a regular basis.
The faculty, administration, and staff share a responsibility to provide accurate information and effective advice. The Office of Enrollment Affairs is responsible for providing students, faculty, and other advising staff with accurate information in the Catalog and other publications.
The academic advisors in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities; College of Business; College of Education and Professional Studies; Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering; College of Health; and University College are responsible for acting as a resource to provide students with timely and accurate information on University-wide requirements, policies, procedures, and referrals to appropriate services.
The dean of each college and chairperson of each department ultimately are responsible for ensuring that academic advice is available and accessible to all students within the college or department.
Students ultimately are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all University, college, and major requirements for graduation. Students should use their degree audit, Catalog, and other resources for information.
Each student is required to meet with the assigned academic advisor to develop a plan of study appropriate to the student's academic goals. The plan of study, as part of the student's degree audit, should be used as a tool for guiding students toward efficient graduation.
All students will receive a degree-plan outlining their program of study. This is the benchmark for graduation and will be listed in the official degree plan upon initial enrollment.
All First-Time in College Students (FTIC) are projected to graduate in four-years (nine semesters or eleven semesters when including summer (s). All FTIC students will have an assigned plan of study after meeting with the assigned academic advisor. Students who wish to change their major must meet with the assigned academic advisor to prepare another plan of study.
Florida College Students (FCS) and dual-enrolled students from an FCS institution entering with an Associates of Arts (AA) degree are projected to graduate in two years (four semesters or five semesters when including summer). All transfer students will have an assigned two-year plan of study after meeting with the assigned academic advisor, and should meet all degree program prerequisites in order to efficiently complete the two-year degree plan. FCS students should meet with the assigned academic advisor for this purpose by the end of their second semester at UWF. Students who wish to change their major must meet with the assigned academic advisor to prepare another plan of study.
Students are required to meet with the assigned academic advisor prior to completing 90 credit hours. This audit is intended to advise the student of all courses needed for graduation and to confirm that all remaining requirements are included in the degree plan. Registration holds will be placed on the records of students with 90 credit hours or more who have not completed the Pre-Graduation Degree Audit.
Students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements. Having met all requirements for an undergraduate degree a student is expected to graduate and will not be permitted to take additional classes as an undergraduate student. Student responsibilities include: