Academic Advising is an important part of getting started and staying on the right path as you move closer to your educational, career and personal goals. Advising provides you with specific details about your courses, programs and policies that affect you.
Professional Academic Advisors are available on each campus to:
- discuss your educational goals and the programs and courses available to help you meet those goals
- help you understand the College's rules, regulations and policies
- help you find information on transfer programs and how to best prepare to meet transfer requirements.
First Semester Advising
Each new student is required to meet with an Academic Advisor to get placement test results. During that meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss placement requirements, required course work and policies governing allowable first-semester courses and program requirements. You are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor early and become familiar with registration dates and the academic calendar. You are responsible for selecting your course meeting days and times and to register for your courses via web registration or in the Falcon Center on the campus of your choice. More specific descriptions about services, contacting the department and information about the staff are available under Academic Advising at http://www.daytonastate.edu.
Continuing Student Advising
Both Professional Academic Advisors and Faculty Academic Advisors are available to advise you during continuing semesters.
- If you are enrolling in an A.S. or a Certificate program, you will be assigned to a faculty academic advisor during your first semester of coursework. The faculty advisor teaches in your program of study and can provide you with extensive background knowledge about program requirements for your major.
- If you are enrolled in developmental classes, you will be assigned an academic advisor to ensure you have someone to turn to for help if you need it. In addition, prior to registration for the next term an "Advising Hold" will be placed on your record if you are in developmental classes. All you must do to get this removed is see your advisor. National advising data shows that students in developmental classes are more successful when they have someone at the college they feel they can turn to for help. This hold enables your advisor to make contact with you and be sure you are getting the help you need to be successful.
- If you are enrolled in an A.A. degree program, you can see either a Professional Academic Advisor or a Faculty Academic Advisor. Either advisor can provide you with information about how to meet degree requirements and offer referrals for how to learn more about transfer information and requirements.
You are encouraged to contact an advisor each semester. You can find out who your advisor is and how to contact him/her using Online Services and selecting Your Student Information. If there is no advisor listed, you can either visit the Academic Advising Center located in Bldg. 100 on the Daytona Beach Campus or talk to a faculty member in your major.
You will receive email notifications throughout the semester regarding advising information. We encourage you to check your free Falconmail email account often.