2020-2021 Student Handbook

Section 4 – Academic Advising

What CF advisors can offer you:

  • career exploration
  • course selection
  • degree requirements
  • degree selection
  • educational planning
  • goal setting
  • orientation and registration
  • study skills
  • time management
  • transfer assistance

To determine which advisor you should meet with, go to the Academics tab in your MyCF portal.

All students are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor upon admission or readmission. In addition, Associate in Arts students are required with their assigned academic advisor upon the completion of 30 college credit hours. 


First-Year Student Advising (StartSmart@CF)

  • StartSmart@CF with first-year advising for our First Time in College (FTIC) Students.
  • Complete online orientation.
  • Complete the My Career Shines Assessment prior to the student's initial meeting with their First-Year Success Specialists (FYS).
  • Make an appointment with the assigned First-Year Specialist by email or phone call..

Educational Advisors

Ocala Campus

Citrus Campus and Levy Center

  • Citrus Advisors are located in the Citrus Learning and Conference Center
  • Students can see their assigned advisor on a walk-in basis


  • Online advising service (response time may be longer during peak times) for prospective or current students
  • Quick questions or concerns that would not require an in-person appointment
  • Email requests sent while the college is closed will be responded to on the next college business day. View CF calendars here.
  • Full academic plans, degree audits and graduation checks cannot be provided through this service
  • You may email eadvise@cf.edu 

Degree Requirements

See degree and certificate requirements, along with university pre-professional requirements by clicking on the following links:

Degree audits are available through the MyCF Web portal at CF.edu.

Important dates, including priority registration, are on the Academic Calendar at CF.edu and MyCF.

For information about academic advising, registration, and withdrawals, visit a CF Advising Center:

  • Ocala Campus, Bryant Student Union, Room 201, 3001 S.W. College Road.
  • Citrus Campus, Citrus Learning and Conference Center, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.
  • Levy Center, 15390 N.W. Highway 19, Chiefland.