Academic Dean's Office
Office of Undergraduate Studies
The Office of Undergraduate Studies (A3400 University Center) serves as the academic dean's office for all students who have not yet been formally admitted to their majors. The office provides information and services on all academic matters, including course exemptions based on incoming credit, evaluation of General Education courses from other institutions, AA degree evaluations, academic standing, (warning, probation, and dismissal) Math/English remediation, medical/mental health course drops and withdrawals, and enrollment in courses at other colleges and universities. In addition, the office monitors student progress toward being formally admitted to a major and ensures a smooth transition to the student’s graduating dean’s office.
There are 4 ways to reach us for assistance:
1. Visit our office at University Center A (UCA), Room 3400 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm)
2. Email us your questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Call us at (850) 644-2451.
4. Set up an in-person or Zoom meeting by emailing email@example.com.
Handles incoming phone calls, greets students as they enter the office and directs students to appropriate resources; manages student appointments with members of the academic services team.
Other Offices and Programs
Academic Center for Excellence
ACE is a university learning center, focused on helping students develop the study skills and success habits that are necessary in a large research university and valued by future employers. Our mission is to promote the highest level of academic achievement among undergraduate students at Florida State University.
Our network of professional academic advisors and college life coaches support students as they establish and realize their personal, academic, and career goals at Florida State University.
Advisor Training and Development
FSU Advisor Training and Development (ATAD) is focused on supporting academic advisors, both new and continuing, across all of FSU’s academic departments and campuses as they advise and support our students.
Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement
The Florida State University Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides preparation, orientation, and academic support programming for students who are among the first in their family to attend college and may face unique challenges in college because of educational or economic circumstances.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement
Engaging students in research, innovation, and scholarship is the hallmark of a great research university. Through their participation in research and creative endeavors, undergraduate students become better thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers, cultivating a depth of understanding needed to make a positive difference in the world.
Transfer Student Services
The staff and students of Transfer Student Services (TSS) are dedicated to supporting FSU’s goal of ensuring a meaningful and productive educational experience for students who have chosen to transfer to FSU from another institution.
ASPIRE TCC2FSU This partnership between Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University is designed to create a seamless transfer experience for students who plan to earn an AA degree from TCC and then transfer to FSU to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
Community College Relations The overall mission of Community College Relations is to provide the University with the leadership in fulfilling its commitment to transfer students and the statewide Articulation Agreement between Florida’s public Universities and Community Colleges.
University Honors Program
The University Honors Program (UHP) offers students specialized courses, co-curricular programs, dedicated faculty, and access to resources for research and professional development. With a focus on academic excellence and holistic support, the UHP brings together the best resources at FSU for ambitious student-scholars who want to develop as campus influencers, thought-leaders, and informed global citizens.
Office of Liberal Studies
The Office of Liberal Studies offers hundreds of courses in a wide variety of fields so you can build the FSU experience you want. While you will be required to take certain kinds of courses to develop a broad knowledge base essential for success, in many cases, you can select courses that interest you; or classes that you and your advisor think will help you be more successful in your chosen field.
A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a small group of first-year students who live together, share an interest, and take one or two of their classes together — usually in a small classroom in their residence hall. FSU offers 9 unique LLCs on the Tallahassee Campus.
LLCs Sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Studies in Partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences:
Exploration & Discovery Learning Community - Formerly known as the Bryan Hall Learning Community, it is still located in Bryan Hall and shares that space with FGEN Noles Living-Learning Community. This LLC is open to first-year students in any major and introduces participants to an array of FSU faculty and staff mentors plus many of the best opportunities and resources that FSU has to offer!
FGEN Noles Living-Learning Community - FSU’s newest living-learning community is located in Bryan Hall along with the Exploration & Discovery Learning Community. This LLC is open to first-year students in any major who are first in their families to attend college. It is designed to support academic engagement and success in the first year of college and to facilitate the development of academic, career, and social networks that are critical to participants’ time at FSU and beyond.
The Office of National Fellowships provides information and support throughout the application process for undergraduates to pursue nationally competitive fellowships for engaged learning, international experiences, research, and more. Through one-on-one mentoring and direct application assistance, the office helps students to identify and achieve their academic, public service, creative, and leadership goals.
The Office of Retention supports undergraduate students at Florida State University to ensure that they have ample opportunity to complete a degree.
Engage 100 Engage 100 is designed to connect, engage, and challenge you during your first semester at FSU, as well as pave the way to future success in college. These are small, mentor-guided group experiences centered on a particular topic or curriculum that will assist you in acclimating to university life.
Freshman Interest Groups A Freshman Interest Group (FIG) is a pre-packaged cluster of high-demand freshman courses. There are several advantages to registering for a FIG. Find out about them here.
Noles Everywhere (Off-Campus & Out-of-State Ambassadors) A group of highly trained student staff selected to support our newest Noles who are living off-campus their first year or who come to FSU from beyond Florida.
Student Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)
The Florida State University Student Athlete Academic Services program is committed to providing an environment that facilitates the academic success of each student athlete.
Center for the Advancement of Teaching
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching seeks to recognize and cultivate learner-centered teaching throughout the university by providing support to faculty as they balance cutting-edge research with thoughtful teaching.
The Learning Assistant (LA) Program enhances undergraduate learning experiences by preparing peer leaders to help faculty make courses more interactive and inclusive, thus making large classes feel more like small classes.
Collaborative Lab for the Advancement of Student Success (CLASS)
The mission of the Collaborative Lab for the Advancement of Student Success (CLASS) is to engage researchers, practitioners, and leaders within and beyond Florida State University (FSU) to advance student success and equity at FSU and nationally. We at the CLASS will assess, evaluate, and identify effective policies, programs, and practices that can promote student success and equity in higher education and to document conditions in which such efforts can be implemented successfully on the ground. We aspire to building networks, partnerships, and collaborations to play a significant role in advancing the agenda for greater student success and equity.
Graduation Planning & Strategies Office
The Graduation Planning and Strategies (GPS) Office provides programming and academic support for undergraduate students with high credit hours and other general advising needs to promote long-term planning and support student-driven goals for graduation and beyond.
Degree in Three Degree in Three is a special program designed to assist students who wish to graduate in less than four years. It is most appropriate for students who enter the university with college credits earned through dual enrollment or through credit by exam, especially if those credits relate to their majors of choice.
More in Four This program offers high-achieving students the opportunity to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in three years and then move into one of FSU’s 120+ master’s degree and graduate certificate programs.
High School AA Support The Graduation Planning & Strategies Office supports students who earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree while in high school.
Student Ombudsman Office
An academic ombudsman officer is an appointed, impartial, and independent party who helps members of the FSU community resolve matters by offering informal and confidential exploration of options.