Assigned Advising

At the start of your academic career at Seminole State, you will be assigned a specific academic advisor to assist you. Your assigned advisor will work with you to establish, pursue and refine educational and career goals. You will be able to contact your advisor to make an appointment.

You will be able to view your assigned advisor in your MySeminoleState Student Center. On the right side of the page, under the heading "Advisor," you will find the name of the advisor who will work with you. Click on the advisor’s name to view contact information.

It is very important that you meet with your assigned advisor during your first term in college to discuss educational and career goals and to ensure the courses you take match your educational plan. It is also recommended you continue to meet with your assigned advisor each term to discuss, clarify and refine your educational plan, career goals and transfer requirements.

Prepare for Your Advising Session

  • Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment in advance and avoid the rush before class registration begins!
  • Make a list of questions you need answers to and possible courses for the upcoming term.
  • Bring your educational plan document, a notebook and pen, and your appointment calendar/planner, and an open mind to your advising session!
  • Arrive at your appointment at least 5 minutes before your scheduled time and silence/turn off your cell phone. Contact your advisor immediately if you need to cancel your appointment.

Access Your Educational Plan

View educational plans to help prepare for your advising session.

Expectations for Student/Advisor Relationship

You can expect your advisor to:

  • Provide accurate information about degree and graduation requirements and Seminole State policies and procedures.
  • Assist you in understanding and utilizing college resources.
  • Collaborate with you to define and develop realistic academic and professional goals.
  • Collaborate with you to develop an individual academic plan of study for your major.
  • Be accessible for meeting with you via advising appointments, telephone, and email access.

Limitations on what your advisor can do:

  • Your advisor will not have all the answers, but he/she will be willing to find out where you can get answers.
  • Your advisor will not make decisions for you.
  • Your advisor will not conduct career research for you, but he/she can provide you resources for conducting your own research.
  • Your advisor will not provide reminders of all deadlines and College policies, but he/she can help you  interpret and better understand how College policies may affect your specific situation. All College policies and deadlines can be viewed on the Seminole State College website. The official College Catalogacademic calendarsMySeminoleState, and student email are excellent resources for viewing this important information. It is expected that all students become familiar with utilizing these online resources and become aware of College policies and deadlines that may affect them.

Contact

First Generation Freshmen Program
407.708.2897
fgf@seminolestate.edu

Sanford/Lake Mary Offices:
SC Building
Campus Life Suite, 2nd Floor