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1 Academic Center for Excellence Phone number: (904) Location: Building 2, Room 1200

2 Major Points Maturation from High School Senior to College Freshman Adapting to the New Environment General Education Requirements Freshman Year Experience Communication Advising Tools University Policies Services offered by ACE Maturation from High School Senior to College Freshman Adapting to the New Environment General Education Requirements Freshman Year Experience Communication Advising Tools University Policies Services offered by ACE

3 Practical Application Understanding Selecting and registering for classes Using the Advising Guide: Your navigation tool for the first 60 hours Understanding Selecting and registering for classes Using the Advising Guide: Your navigation tool for the first 60 hours You will learn more about myWings and you will actually register for your courses during your one-on-one session with an Academic Advisor!

4 High School Course Schedule Time -Classroom -Studying/Reading -Personal Course Schedule Time -Classroom -Studying/Reading -Personal College Environmental Changes Course Schedule Course Schedule Time Time-Classroom-Studying/Reading-Personal

5 High School Academic Progress -Teacher -Report cards -Intervention Class Size – students Academic Progress -Teacher -Report cards -Intervention Class Size – students College Environmental Changes Academic Progress Academic Progress-Professor -Grades posted online -Intervention Class size Class size – up to 200 students

6 High School Communication -FERPA *Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act *Parent rights Guidance Counselor Free/Mandatory Communication -FERPA *Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act *Parent rights Guidance Counselor Free/Mandatory College Environmental Changes Communication -FERPA Communication -FERPA *Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act *Student rights Academic Advisor Academic Advisor Expensive/Your Choice Expensive/Your Choice Successful transition for any first-year student depends on his or her ability to make right choices and take personal responsibility.

7 Freshman Year Experience (FYE) Philosophy General Education Course Osprey Advantage Courses Living-Learning Communities UNF Reads Philosophy General Education Course Osprey Advantage Courses Living-Learning Communities UNF Reads

8 The Academic Advising at UNF Please turn to page 6 and 7 of your Academic Advising Guide

9 Skills Communication Critical thinking Information utilization Knowledge Well rounded Values Appreciation Understanding Reflection/Moral and Ethical Development Skills Communication Critical thinking Information utilization Knowledge Well rounded Values Appreciation Understanding Reflection/Moral and Ethical Development General Education Requirements

10 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH9 Credits MATHEMATICS6 Credits HUMANITIES9 Credits (World History, Philosophy, Non-applied Fine Art) SOCIAL SCIENCE6 Credits (Intro Social Science, Cultural Diversity) NATURAL SCIENCE6 Credits TOTAL:36 Credits ENGLISH9 Credits MATHEMATICS6 Credits HUMANITIES9 Credits (World History, Philosophy, Non-applied Fine Art) SOCIAL SCIENCE6 Credits (Intro Social Science, Cultural Diversity) NATURAL SCIENCE6 Credits TOTAL:36 Credits

11 ONLINE PLACEMENT TESTS Your advisor will make a recommendation based on placement test scores (UNF Math Placement, UNF Writing Placement, SAT, ACT, PERT or CPT) Math preparation (Elementary or Intermediate Algebra) English preparation (Intensive College Writing) Will be addressed in further detail in advising session. ONLINE PLACEMENT TESTS Your advisor will make a recommendation based on placement test scores (UNF Math Placement, UNF Writing Placement, SAT, ACT, PERT or CPT) Math preparation (Elementary or Intermediate Algebra) English preparation (Intensive College Writing) Will be addressed in further detail in advising session. General Education Requirements

12 Please turn to page 10 in the Freshman Advising Guide for the ENGLISH requirements.

13 General Education Requirements Please remain on page 10 in the Freshman Advising Guide for the MATH requirements.

14 General Education Requirements Please turn to pages 10 and 11 in the Freshman Advising Guide for the HUMANITIES requirements.

15 General Education Requirements Please remain on page 11 in the Freshman Advising Guide for the SOCIAL SCIENCE requirements.

16 General Education Requirements Please remain on page 11 in the Freshman Advising Guide for the NATURAL SCIENCE requirements.

17 Pre- Professional Preparation Page 27 Myth: To become a doctor or a lawyer you must major in premed or prelaw Fact: Premed, prelaw and other professional careers are not specific majors at UNF. To go on to medical, pharmacy, dental, law school, etc you are required to have certain skills and there can be specific course requirements. Myth: To become a doctor or a lawyer you must major in premed or prelaw Fact: Premed, prelaw and other professional careers are not specific majors at UNF. To go on to medical, pharmacy, dental, law school, etc you are required to have certain skills and there can be specific course requirements.

18 “Credit Hours” General Education Requirements36 hrs Prerequisites for your majorXX hrs Free ElectivesXX hrs 60 Hrs General Education Requirements36 hrs Prerequisites for your majorXX hrs Free ElectivesXX hrs 60 Hrs ACE Recommends: Take credits per semester. You must take 12 credits to be a full time student.

19 “Credit Hours” 60 credit hours  Junior Status Class Status progresses in 30 hour increments Junior Status  “Upper Level” Advisor Your “Upper Level” Advisor will be in the College which houses your major. UNF has 5 Colleges: Brooks College of Health Coggin College of Business College of Arts and Sciences College of Computing, Construction, and Engineering College of Education 120 or more credit hours  Graduation! 60 credit hours  Junior Status Class Status progresses in 30 hour increments Junior Status  “Upper Level” Advisor Your “Upper Level” Advisor will be in the College which houses your major. UNF has 5 Colleges: Brooks College of Health Coggin College of Business College of Arts and Sciences College of Computing, Construction, and Engineering College of Education 120 or more credit hours  Graduation! To graduate in 4 years you need to complete 30 hours a year

20 Communication is UNF’s official form of communication Always check your UNF account All communication from ACE will say: Important Academic Information from ACE forwarding – use caution communication is part of your reputation ACE is on Facebook ACE UNF (profile name) UNF Academic Center for Excellence (fan page) is UNF’s official form of communication Always check your UNF account All communication from ACE will say: Important Academic Information from ACE forwarding – use caution communication is part of your reputation ACE is on Facebook ACE UNF (profile name) UNF Academic Center for Excellence (fan page)

21 Communication Your account can be found by logging on to myWings.

22 “Like” ACE on Facebook!

23 Advising Tools Degree Evaluation My Osprey Map ACE Blackboard University Catalog

24 Degree Evaluation

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27 My Osprey Map

28 My Osprey Map (course sequence guide) https://shasta.fastmail.usf.edu/pls/nfpo/wksmacw.p_student_roadmap

29 ACE Blackboard

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31 Online Catalog By clicking on the hyperlink for the major, you can view all the prerequisites and major requirements

32 Policies Deadlines Matter First Day Attendance Policy Add/Drop Week Withdraw = Dropping Repeat Surcharge Excess Hour Surcharge Summer Residency Requirement Deadlines Matter First Day Attendance Policy Add/Drop Week Withdraw = Dropping Repeat Surcharge Excess Hour Surcharge Summer Residency Requirement A list of important policies can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog online at

33 Academic Support You have access to a link in myWings called ACE Tutoring and Workshops. It provides information on what workshops are available. You can register for workshops and tutoring appointments through this link.

34 Academic Support

35 ACE has free tutoring in many subject areas: Accounting Psychology Biology Reading Comprehension Computing Writing Lab Chemistry World Languages English as second language Mathematics Physics History Philosophy Political Science ACE has free tutoring in many subject areas: Accounting Psychology Biology Reading Comprehension Computing Writing Lab Chemistry World Languages English as second language Mathematics Physics History Philosophy Political Science

36 Academic Support ACE has free workshops: Choose A Major Essay Writing Note Taking Quit Procrastinating Reading Strategies Strategies for the Successful College Student Study Tips Time Management Test Taking Test Anxiety ACE has free workshops: Choose A Major Essay Writing Note Taking Quit Procrastinating Reading Strategies Strategies for the Successful College Student Study Tips Time Management Test Taking Test Anxiety ACE may refer to other campus resources as needed

37 Did you catch all of that? Where will your journey lead? The choice is yours. Where will your journey lead? The choice is yours.

38 ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE STAFF Executive DirectorAssociate DirectorAssistant Director Karen ReedyKellie WoodleBruce Turner Assistant Director Megan Walker-Radtke Academic Advisors Michele ClementsTutor Coordinators Stacy Jarvis- MejiaMichele Boyette Gloria BeachemMelinda Rojas Jo CarlislePing Wang Thomas Cromwell Charlene DavisSupport Staff Carole GoldbergTrudy Cochrane Jeannie JacobsJoyce Smith Annette Robinette Scott Torres Synne-Claire Jones Corey Williams Executive DirectorAssociate DirectorAssistant Director Karen ReedyKellie WoodleBruce Turner Assistant Director Megan Walker-Radtke Academic Advisors Michele ClementsTutor Coordinators Stacy Jarvis- MejiaMichele Boyette Gloria BeachemMelinda Rojas Jo CarlislePing Wang Thomas Cromwell Charlene DavisSupport Staff Carole GoldbergTrudy Cochrane Jeannie JacobsJoyce Smith Annette Robinette Scott Torres Synne-Claire Jones Corey Williams We’re here to help you on your journey!


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