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First Year Advising and Exploration

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FYAE academic advisors provide academic advising to all first-time-in-college (FTIC) students, excluding scholarship student athletes. Students who meet with our office can expect assistance with the following topics or activities:

  • General Education Program (GEP)
  • General Education State Core
  • Gordon Rule Writing & Math
  • Foreign Language Admissions & Graduation requirements
  • Degree Audit
  • Understanding incoming credit
  • University credit hour requirements
  • University undergraduate policies and procedures
  • Transient enrollment
  • Academic standing
  • Major and career exploration
  • Course schedule planning
  • Course registration assistance
  • Referral to other campus resources

FYAE primarily meets with students through scheduled appointment advising. Advisors are available during peak times and on "Walk-in Wednesday" for walk-in advising. Advisors may also connect with you through a variety of other technology-based communication tools, including, but not limited to, email, Skype, text messaging, and Webcourses@UCF

Appointment Advising

Students who schedule an appointment with our office will receive the most comprehensive advising services we can provide. We recommend students schedule an appointment early in the semester to avoid the rush around registration. Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes with the assigned academic advisor.

Schedule appointments in-person at our office or on the phone.

Walk-in Advising

We offer walk-in advising sessions where students can meet with the first available advisor for quick advising questions. Students are met with on a first-come, first-served basis and sessions are limited to 15 minutes. Students can expect long wait times during peak registration times (typically late October and late March).

Walk-in advising sessions are typically available during the following periods of the semester:

  • First week of classes (to accommodate final changes to class schedule due to Drop/Swap & Add deadlines)
  • Peak registration times (late October and late March)
  • Walk-in Wednesdays

View our calendar for a complete schedule of walk-in advising sessions.

Technology-based Advising

FYAE academic advisors utilize a variety of technology-based communication tools, including, but not limited to, email, Skype, text messaging, and Webcourses@UCF to communicate with students. Information shared through these tools may include general information about policies and procedures and reminders about important deadlines.

Academic advisors may answer quick advising questions sent through Knights email, but students are encouraged to schedule an appointment for complex questions and assistance with course schedule planning. Students will receive frequent email communication from their assigned academic advisor, thus it is important to check Knights email daily.