2017-2018 Catalog

Student Advising

The mission of academic advising at CF is to provide students with comprehensive individualized and group services that support academic achievement, retention, graduation, university transfer, employment and personal success. Each student- whether seeking Certificates, or Associate in Science,  Associate in Arts, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science Nursing  degrees - is assigned an academic advisor upon admission to the college. The advisors are either First Year Success Specialists or Meta-Major advisors.

First-Year Student Advising (StartSmart@CF)

First Time in College students meet with their assigned First Year Success Specialist after the completion of the online orientation and Career Coach. Career Coach results are reviewed in the initial session, and used to place the student on the appropriate academic pathway. Success pointers are given and the student’s first schedule is completed. Upon successful completion of 24 credit hours students will transition to Meta-Major Advisors. Learn more at  www.cf.edu/StartSmart.

Meta-Major Advising

Students who have transitioned from Start Smart, who transfer to CF or who or are not First Time in College students are assigned to a Meta-Major Advisor. Students meet with their advisor to register for classes at CF. Associate in Arts degree seeking students will be required to submit a transfer plan to their advisor at the completion of 30 credit hours. Students may also receive assistance with a question or problem concerning course selection, registration, academic progress, a graduation check, questions or requests for assistance in transferring to a four-year institution. Students planning to transfer to four-year programs should begin early to work with their advisor in planning their coursework to include prerequisites for transfer and any other admission requirements. http://CF.edu/advising

A variety of student support services is available through the advising department at the Citrus and Levy campuses, including academic advisement, testing, career exploration, academic support, transfer assistance and personal counseling referrals.


An online advising service is also available to prospective and current students. This service is provided to assist students who have a quick question or concern that would not require an in-person appointment. The email is monitored during business hours and most inquiries receive a response within 24 hours. Full educational plans, degree audits and graduation checks cannot be provided through this service. Send an e-mail to eadvise@cf.edu