Academic Advising

Academic Advising empowers students to tell the academic component of their Stetson story, by finding out where they have been, where they want to go and the best way to get there. By providing each student with a personalized advising experience, students will be able to explore the class options available to them and maximize their learning experience here at Stetson.

Our mission in Academic Advising is to lead students to think critically about what they want to learn and empower them to use Stetson University's curriculum and high impact practices to design a unique learning experience. It is our hope that in this process, students will explore their personal narrative and tell their story! We aim to ensure that when students leave Stetson, the story they are telling is meaningful. Every student is different, every story is different. Our task is to help students create the academic chapter of a lifetime.

Academic Advising encompasses a comprehensive support network of faculty advisors, professional staff, peer leaders and other administrative staff. The central mission is to empower students with the necessary information, resources and support to explore a full range of opportunities for academic achievement and personal fulfillment and the realization of their highest potential. The program's hallmarks include personalized faculty advising and mentoring, a supplementary Advising Center, advanced degree audit technology, and a peer leader support team.

Faculty Advising

With an emphasis on personalized instruction and support, faculty mentoring is at the core of academic advising. All students are assigned a "primary advisor" who works individually with them to provide guidance in a number of areas including course selection, major requirements, progress toward degree completion, post-graduation planning, etc. Students who have declared a major are assigned a primary advisor within that field; while those who have yet to declare are matched with a specially-designated "Discovery Advisor."

Incoming Student & Supplemental Advising

Conveniently located in the Hollis Family Student Success Center, Advising offers supplemental advising support to students. With a focus on Discovery advising, Advising staff work individually with students to provide guidance regarding major selection, general education requirements, academic policies and procedures, and student success resources. While visiting Advising, students also have the opportunity to consult with Academic Success staff and take advantage of the many helpful resources available in our shared office.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please access the Stetson SSC from the Student Life tab on MyStetson. Once logged on, please select "Make and Appointment" on the right-hand side under the drop down box, select "Academic Success". A new drop down menu will appear, and students should select the option that best fits their needs. For any questions on this process, please contact academic.advising@stetson.edu or (386) 822-7345

Degree Audit Software

Degree Audit is a web-based tool empowering students with the ability to monitor their progress toward degree completion, view 'what if' scenarios for possible changes to a major/minor, and calculate hypothetical GPA outcomes.

For more information regarding Degree Audit and video tutorials please visit the Degree Audit Training website.