EduGator Central Academic Advising

Advisors are here to help you navigate toward graduation. Whether you need to change your major, drop a course, apply for a minor, or choose your classes for next semester, an academic advisor may be a great first point-of-contact for you.

Our team of experienced advisors is here to support you throughout your academic journey, whether you’re just starting out or nearing graduation. From helping you select the right courses to guiding you through major decisions, we’re committed to providing personalized guidance tailored to your unique goals and aspirations. Explore our virtual advising sessions, workshops, and resources designed to empower you to make informed academic choices and achieve your full potential. Let us help you navigate your path to academic excellence with confidence and clarity.

Appointments

Appointments can be arranged directly with an Academic Advisor over email. Walk-in or phone appointments may also be available subject to your advisor’s availability. Contact advisors below to schedule your appointment.

Meet Our Advisors

Aaron Ganas

Aaron Ganas

Academic Advisor

Education Sciences BA & Scholarships
aganas@coe.ufl.edu

  • Advisement & program coordination, BA in Education Sciences (on campus)
  • Non-teacher prep minors
  • Student Awards, Scholarships & Funding
Earl McKee

Earl McKee

Academic Advisor

UF Online – Education Sciences BA
earl.mckee@coe.ufl.edu

  • Advisement & Program Coordination-BA in Education Sciences (PaCE & UF Online)
  • Undergraduate & Transfer Admissions-BA in Education Sciences (PaCE & UF Online)
  • Student Organizations
Robin Rossie

Robin Rossie

Academic Advisor

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs & Minors
rrossie@coe.ufl.edu

  • Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary Education, EPI Programs
  • UF Teach Math & Science, FL Teaching Minors
  • Undergraduate/Transfer Admissions
  • Change of Major, Degree Audits, Degree Clearance

Resources

Student Concerns Procedures

The College of Education adheres to the University of Florida Rules for Student Affairs Grievance Procedures (6C1-4.012) wherein “a student believes that any decision, act or condition affecting him or her is illegal, unjust, or creates unnecessary hardship.

Within the College of Education the following procedures should be followed:

  • Students are encouraged to discuss the concern directly with the individual instructor involved, and to attempt resolution informally.
  • If a student is not comfortable approaching the individual instructor involved directly, or is not satisfied with the result, the student should discuss the matter in a timely fashion with the School Director.
  • If a student is not satisfied with the result of the discussion with the School Director, both undergraduate and graduate students should discuss the matter, in a timely fashion with the College of Education’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The Associate Dean will provide consultation in an effort to resolve the matter informally and will provide a copy of this policy to the student.
  • If a student remains dissatisfied with the result of the informal intervention by the Associate Dean, they should confirm in writing to the Associate Dean their desire to proceed with a formal grievance.
  • The Associate Dean shall investigate the matter thoroughly and respond to the student in writing in a timely fashion.
  • If the student is dissatisfied with the written response by the Associate Dean, they may appeal the matter in writing to the Dean. The Dean will investigate the matter thoroughly and respond in writing in a timely fashion.
  • If the student is dissatisfied with the written response of the Dean, the process for subsequent appeals is outlined in the Rules of the University of Florida Student Affairs (all students) and the Graduate Student Handbook (for graduate students).

Frequently Asked Questions

Major Changes

If you are interested in learning more about a major available through the College of Education, please review the UF Catalog for Education Sciences, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education. If you have any questions or are ready to change your major, please reach out to an Academic Advisor.

For undecided students ready to explore the field of education, please consider registering for:

EDF1005 – Intro to Education
EDF2085 – Teaching Diverse Populations
EME2040 – Intro to Education Technology

Minors

If you are interested in learning more about a minor available through the College of Education, please review the UF Catalog for Disabilities in Society, Educational Studies, Educational Technology, Florida Teaching, UF Teach Mathematics, or UF Teach Science.

To add a minor in the College of Education, please complete the following:

  • Review the requirements for your intended minor.
  • Complete the Minor – Undergraduate Application to Add or Cancel to initiate the automated process.

Majors

Early Field Experience

EDF1005 and EDF2085 both have a guided field experience, usually in a local school setting. We recommend taking these two courses in different semesters if possible. For local students, the Alachua County School Volunteer Program assists students with finding a placement in the Gainesville area. More information about the field experience will be included on the course syllabus.

Scholarly Opportunities: Undergraduate Research

Have a proposal for a research project? Explore the possibilities.

Engagement and Involvement

Make the most of your time here. Get involved!

Deciding which program is right for you

Explore our undergraduate majors and minors.

Applying for admission to upper-division: early childhood and elementary majors only

The application period is February for Fall admission. You’ll receive an email invitation from Robin Rossie to complete an application. When you apply, you should be meeting all course, GPA, and testing requirements listed on your degree audit. Applicants must document passing scores on all four subtests of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination General Knowledge Test to be considered for admission.

Registration

Information regarding registration dates, advance registration, schedule adjustment periods, and the drop/add period can be found on the UF Registrar’s webpage.

Check ONE.UF to make sure there are no holds on your account prior to registration. Contact an Academic Advisor if you see a tracking or College of Education hold on your account.

Drop/Add/Withdraw

University policies regarding dropping and withdrawing from courses can be found in the UF Catalog.

Prior to dropping a course students are advised to calculate their current grade in the course, checking the course syllabus for information about grading policies, and speaking with the instructor of the course to determine the likelihood of earning the desired grade. Students should also consider reaching out to the Office of Student Financial Affairs for counseling on the financial aid implications of a dropped course.

If you are considering withdrawing from the entire semester, please contact an Academic Advisor for advice.

To add a course after the Drop/Add period please reach out to an advisor. You will need instructor and advisor permission before the course can be added to your schedule.

Universal Tracking

In order to ensure adequate progress toward graduation, students are required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate pre-professional requirements for their programs. Please follow the links below for information on tracking courses and other requirements: