Welcome to the Office of First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE)! Throughout your Freshman year, FYAE will be your academic advising office at UCF. Your assigned first year academic advisor will communicate with you throughout the year about important dates, programs, and services.
News and Announcements
Grade Forgiveness is the opportunity to retake a course and earn a grade that will be substituted for the previous grade in the UCF and overall cumulative grade point averages. The use of Grade Forgiveness is limited to two (2) times during a student's undergraduate career. Grade Forgiveness attempts can only be used on courses taken and repeated at UCF. The deadline to apply for grade forgiveness is the withdrawal deadline during the semester that the class is repeated. Students can apply for Grade Forgiveness on myUCF through the Student Self Service Center.
First Year Advising and Exploration will close on Friday, December 24 at 5 pm. The office will re-open on Monday, January 5 at 8 am.
If you have advising questions or concerns, please contact FYAE to setup an appointment with an available advisor. You may also send email messages to your advisor for quick questions.
FYAE will offer walk-in advising for the entire first week of class in the spring semester. See the calendar for available times.
Advisors will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-in advising on Walk-in Wednesdays and other select days in Howard Phillips Hall 116. Walk-in advising is available for quick questions on a variety of topics. For more detailed questions and concerns, please schedule an appointment for greater time with your assigned academic advisor.
You must complete and print out the Walk-in Intake Form prior to checking in for a walk-in appointment. The following locations are available to print the form (some locations have printing fees):
- UCF Library: Ground floor
- Student Union SGA Express Printing Lab: 1st floor across from Kaplan Test Prep
- Student Union SGA Computer Lab: Room 209
- Breezeway - The SPOT: Across from Barnes and Nobles bookstore
- UCF Technology Commons: Right next to the College of Science building
Check the FYAE Calendar for the walk-in times.