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College of Education

College of Education

Academic Advising


This page includes all advising help from undergraduate to post-master's and non-degree seeking students within the College of Education; please scroll down to find the level of advising you need.


Online scheduling service for advising appointments

Schedule your advising appointment with your advisor


Services Available

The following services are available to all students:

  • Academic advising and program information for majors
  • Orientation sessions for new students with the College of Education
  • Registration and Drop/Add information
  • Evaluation of academic transcripts and review of articulation of transfer credits
  • Maintenance of academic advisement records
  • Certification of graduation requirements
  • Information regarding the transient enrollment process

Responsibilities and Expectations

For Students

For Advisors

  • Treat students, staff, and faculty with respect. Schedule an advising appoinment at least once per semester for proactive planning.

  • Arrive on time and be prepared for advisement.

  • Know degree requirements and sequencing.

  • Know where to find answers to questions on campus and online.

  • Be engaged in the decision-making process regarding your academic career.

  • Maintain active communication with advisors and other offices on campus by checking Eagle Mail regularly (once every 24 hrs if Waitlisted for a course).

  • Know how to use Eagle Mail efficiently and know how to use Gulfline to search for courses and register based on your plan to graduate.

  • Know where to find the academic calendar and adhere to relevant deadlines.

  • Treat students, staff, and faculty with respect. Schedule an advising appointment at least once per semester for proactive planning.

  • Arrive on time and be prepared to advise the student.

  • Stay current on curriculum changed and educate student.

  • Know resources on campus and online and build relationships with offices that serve students

  • Empower students to make purposeful decisions about their academic career.

  • Be accessible to students and faculty.  Respond to phone calls and email within a reasonable amount of time (2 business days).

  • Know how to use Gulfline, Banner, online degree evaluation, and FGCU Mail efficiently and accurately.

  • Educate students on the effective use of the tools available to them.




















Undergraduate Advising

Phone: (239) 590-7778

The College of Education provides academic advising to students who are preparing to be admitted to one of the college’s programs, who have been admitted to a program, or who are seeking advice concerning certification and recertification requirements that can be satisfied by enrolling in COE courses.  Please contact advising staff (239)-590-7778 for information concerning pre-admission, admission, degree programs, graduation and certification.  Once enrolled, students seek faculty advice and mentoring throughout their undergraduate study.

Graduate Advising

Phone: (239) 590-7797

Degree-seeking students in master’s level graduate programs are advised by program faculty. Students are assigned advisors in each program upon admission. Once admitted, students are oriented by faculty in their individual programs. Students typically complete a plan of study with an advisor or committee during the first semester of enrollment after admission to the degree program. Once completed, these plans of study are submitted for approval. 

Post-Master’s Advising

Our Doctorate degree (Ed.D.) program admits students as a cohort every other year (in even years). Those wishing to be admitted are advised to submit their application and all accompanying paperwork early, as the deadlines are different than the other programs and include an interview with the Doctoral Admission and Policy Committee (DAPC).  For more information on admissions, please consult the Doctoral program webpage ( To seek out further information on the Doctoral degree progam, email the contact for that program at

Non-Degree Seeking Status

A student with an earned baccalaureate degree may enroll in COE classes on a non-degree seeking basis. The most common occurrence is when students wish to begin taking classes prior to completing all necessary paperwork (have not taken the GRE or MAT, for example). Students who wish to do this are advised to consult the instructions found on the Post-Bac page in Graduate Studies(

Students in this category may take courses in any college at the graduate level on a space-available basis providing course and program restrictions are met. The COE has set the limit of three courses or twelve (12) hours on coursework that can be earned in non-degree seeking status and applied to a graduate degree. In some cases (as with our TIP Certification program), the number of hours carried forward may be increased.