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Academic Advising

What is Academic Advising?

The mission of the Academic Advising Department at Daytona State College is part of a collaborative process designed to help students succeed academically by encouraging them to be proactive in planning their own education. Academic Advisors will assist students with developing an appropriate educational plan that will lead to graduation by providing them with timely and accurate information, making referrals to campus resources, and encouraging students to utilize these resources.

Academic Advising is here to assist and guide you from your first semester through graduation. You will first meet with Academic Advising after you have been admitted to the college and have taken a placement test. (Some students with qualifying SAT/ACT test scores or transfer credits will not need to be tested.)

Beginning with the Spring 2014 semester, any student who starts the 9th grade in a Florida public high school AND graduates from a Florida public high school and students who are currently active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces are exempt from taking any college placement test or developmental education course.  Students can opt to take the placement test and subsequent developmental courses if they feel they need to or if it is recommended by an Academic Advisor.

Are you an online student who needs help with Advising?  Please review "How to get advising help if you are an online student."  Online students may email an advisor via FalconMail with questions, please see the handout to find out how.

The college is closed on the following days and Advising Services will not be available

In addition, the college will close at 5pm prior to all federal holidays that are observed by the college, such as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the day before Independence Day (if a weekday).
July 4, 2013 – Independence Day
September 2, 2013 - Labor Day
December 13 2013 at 5:00 p.m. – January 2, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. – Holiday Break
January 20, 2014 – Martin Luther King Day
March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. – March 17, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. – Spring Break
May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day
July 4, 2014 – Independence Day

We are available on all campuses - No appointment necessary - Advising is on a walk-in basis.

Regular Office Hours
Daytona Beach Campus
Wetherell Center
Building 100, Room 105
(386) 506-3661
Academic Advising Department Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary

Deland Campus
Student Services Center
Building 7, Room 138
(386) 785-2076
Academic Advising Department Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary

Deltona Campus
Fathi Hall
Building 1, Room 216
(386) 789-7315
Academic Advising Department Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary


Flagler/Palm Coast Campus
Academic Hall/Student Services Center
Building 2, Room 100
(386) 246-4845
Academic Advising Department Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday & Wednesday – Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary

New Smyrna/Edgewater Campus
Student Services Center
Building 1, Room 110
(386) 423-6321
Academic Advising Department Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary

Are you ready to choose your classes?

Our professional and friendly staff will:

As you progress through your academic program, Academic Advising will continue to assist you with further course selection, changes in programs, and graduation. We're also here as a resource as you transition to Daytona State College's 4-year degree programs or another 4-year college or university.

Having problems with Online Course Availability, check out our helpful handout.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Community Scholars Program is a quality-driven program at Daytona State College designed to adapt and implement a series of best practices for recruitment and retention of students in STEM Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs to expand the talent entering and completing STEM degree programs.  Please see the STEM website for further information.

“Are you interested in serving your country in the United States Air Force?  Students who are pursuing their 4-year degree at the DSC campus and are looking for more information on scholarships and career opportunities within the Air Force after graduation can call 386-226-6880 for more information.”

The Division of Enrollment Services and Student Development is constantly reviewing the level of service provided to our students.  Your assistance in completing a short 10 question web survey would greatly be appreciated. To respond to the survey please click here:  Enrollment Services Customer Survey .

Important Dates:


15 week Term

Spring "A"
Term: 7 weeks

Spring "B"
Term: 7 weeks

Spring Classes Begin

January 13

January 13

March 17

Last Day to Adjust Schedule (Add/Drop)

January 17

January 15

March 19

Martin Luther King Day Holiday (College Closed)

January 20

January 20


SPRING BREAK (College Closed)

March 10 - 14

March 10 - 14

March 10 - 14

Priority Deadline for Graduation Application

March 21

March 21

March 21

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

April 2

 Feb. 18

 April 21

Spring Classes End

May 9

March 7

May 9

View a more detailed Academic Calendar (this semester and other semesters).

We look forward to serving you.

Please feel free to email an Advisor at with any questions you may have. Please email from your Falcon Mail account, make sure you include your name, student ID number and any associated information in your email. This will insure you get a response in a timely manner.

Last Updated: 2/7/14