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Academic Advising

Please stop in for advising assistance; we're happy to help you plan your next steps at Daytona State.

We open at 8 a.m. on all campuses and have extended evening hours on some days - please see below.

We look forward to seeing you!

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).
November 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. - December 1, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 17 2014 at 5:00 p.m. – January 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. – Holiday Break
January 19, 2015 – Martin Luther King Day
March 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. – March 23, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. – Spring Break
May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day
July 3, 2015 – 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

Advanced Technology College
Room 215 - Jeannie Rose
(386) 506-4157
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Are you ready to choose your classes?

Our professional and friendly staff will:

  • Discuss program and course requirements
  • Provide an explanation of test scores and/or course placement
  • Provide a general overview of the process of course selection and registration
  • Explain your student rights and responsibilities 
  • Teach you how to use FalconNet and Online Student Services
  • Present information for tutoring and study skills, or help with a specific academic problem

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.”

Important Dates:

FALL 2015

15 week Term

Term: 7 weeks

Term: 7 weeks

 Fall Classes Begin

 August 24

 August 24

 October 26

 Last Day to Adjust Schedule (Add/Drop)

 August 26

August 25

 October 27

 Labor Day Holiday (College Closed)

September 7

September 7

 September 7

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

November 6

October 2

December 1

 Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)

November 26-27

November 26-27

November 26-27

 Priority Deadline for Graduation Application

 November 20

 November 20

 November 20

 Fall Classes End

December 18

 October 16

 December 18

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.

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Daytona State College is an equal opportunity institution.

Last updated: 2015-08-31T20:05:36.101Z