USFSM Advising seeks to guide all students in selecting programs and courses best suited to their personal abilities, educational interests, and career objectives. Students who have been admitted to USFSM and their major area of study may visit their advisor. All students are expected to establish an advising relationship and periodically visit their advisors to keep abreast of any policy, procedural, or curriculum changes that may affect them. Some colleges require advisor approval of student programs each semester. All students on Academic Probation (undergraduate GPA less than 2.00; Graduate GPA less than 3.00) are required to meet with the Persistence Advisor to develop an academic standing agreement. It is important for students to keep in mind that although the University provides advising services to assist students with academic planning, it is each student’s responsibility to see that all graduation requirements are met.
DegreeWorks is the USF System-wide computer-assisted advising tool that provides personalized reports to assist with advice, student success, and planning for graduation. DegreeWorks creates personalized reports by matching the student’s academic record (both USF System and transfer courses) with the requirements of the student’s degree program. Students can use the “What If” option to explore different degree programs by creating a tailored curriculum including majors, concentrations, and minors. The “Look Ahead” feature is available for students to see how a proposed schedule of classes will be used toward completing their degree. Students with questions about DegreeWorks should contact their academic advisor. Please note, DegreeWorks is not an official transcript and is not an official notification of completion of degree. Students should refer to the Academic Catalog to review degree requirements for their program.