Academic advising is an educational process that facilitates students' understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education. It fosters intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (NACADA, 2004).

Northwest Florida State College has Academic Advisors at each of our seven locations. Each advisor is equipped to assist students with their long term educational goals.

Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship between a highly trained higher education professional and students to assist in developing the knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures to obtain a higher education certificate or degree. Your academic goals should align with your personal interests, values, and abilities.

Upon admission to the college, all new degree seeking students are required to speak with an advisor to become acclimated with resources, understand entrance procedures such as placement testing, and determine an academic path.

After the first semester of enrollment, Academic Advisors are available to answer any questions, assist in registration, and complete many administrative tasks. Although walk-ins are permitted at several locations, appointments should be made to receive prompt service when desiring to speak with an advisor.