About Advising

Mission Statement

Purpose & Mission Statement

The Office of Academic Advising at Florida SouthWestern State College is comprised of professional advisors located across all College campuses who are dedicated to providing holistic academic guidance to our students. Our services are designed to foster a dynamic and collaborative engagement between students, advisors, and the College community so that students can achieve their educational and career goals. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the student in developing meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values, and abilities.

The mission of the Office of Academic Advising at Florida SouthWestern State College is to help students to:

  • engage in purposeful academic, career, and transfer advising
  • gain competency with the necessary tools to become informed decision-makers
  • foster an understanding, evaluation, and application of an educational plan
  • become logical and analytical thinkers
  • facilitate effective communication
  • obtain and evaluate information
  • act with sound judgment to reach their educational and career goals in a timely manner

The Office of Academic Advising is committed to:

  • providing friendly, knowledgeable, responsive service
  • respecting students as individuals
  • educating students in the use of emerging academic and career technologies
  • promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation
  • providing leadership opportunities for students
  • building a working relationship with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • providing professional development opportunities for staff

Contact Us

When sending an email to any of our locations, please use your college email account (@bucs.fsw.edu) through the FSW Student Portal. Students sending email using personal accounts will be asked to verify their identity and provide additional personal information. Every effort is made to respond to emails within 1-2 business days. Please consult the official college calendar for when the college is closed.