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CARE Academic Advising

CARE provides Academic Advising to assist students with planning their educational journey at FSU. Advisors help students connect to resources that meet their educational goals, stay within their Academic Map, finish prerequisites for majors, and complete steps needed for graduating on-time.

CARE Advising Resources


Exploratory Advising with CARE
CARE helps Exploratory students discover their passion and connect to FSU Majors.


Academic Improvement Plans (AIP)
For CARE students on Academic Warning, Probation, or who earn below a 2.0 GPA during the semester, CARE has developed the AIP program to assist them in their academic success. CARE's Student Persistence Specialist meets with students to discuss academic concerns and develop targeted strategies or plans for success.


Schedule Second Check
CARE provides students with a second review of courses suggested by major advisors.


Academic Support Services
Students receive specialized support in needed areas to ensure their persistence and graduation from FSU.


Excess Credit Hours (Click here for more information)

A student becomes subject to the surcharge after exceeding the excess credit-hour threshold, which is calculated based on a percentage (ranging from 110–120 percent) beyond the number of hours the student's degree program requires. The surcharge is a percentage of the amount charged for one credit hour, and it is assessed in addition to tuition and fees. Both the threshold and the surcharge percentage are calculated based on when the student initially enrolled in a Florida college or university after the completion of high school.

Advising Links

Important dates

August 26th - September 7th
Apply for Spring Graduation:
September 11th - September 22nd
7th Week Drop Deadline:
October 13th (drop a course without the Dean’s permission)
Spring Registration Begins:
October 9th
Thanksgiving Break:
November 22nd - 26th 
12th Week Drop Deadline (Dean's permission):
November 9th (Engineering only)
March 26th (All other majors)
Finals Week:
Dec 11th – 15th
Fall Graduation:
December 15th
Fall Grades Post:
December 19th

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