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Academic Affairs

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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COSSPP Advising Availability during Spring 2022 Registration

Good afternoon students,

Our offices are experiencing an extremely high volume of students signing into to speak with advisors – drop-in queues often exceed advisor capacity within minutes of opening during each advising period.

Please note the following information about Spring 2022 registration advising:

  1. Scheduled appointments can be made through Campus Connect for virtual or in-person appointments.
    1. Campus Connect allows appointments to be scheduled up to 3 weeks to the day in advance. During this busy time of the semester, all scheduled appointments are often fully booked.
    2. Students studying abroad through International Programs or a global exchange may email coss-advising@fsu.edu for email advising or to request a scheduled appointment based on time zone differences.
    3. Students in the Distance Learning ISS program may schedule appointments with our Distance Learning advisor through the automated advising reminders and updates she has sent.
  2. Drop-in advising availability is currently conducted entirely virtually through Campus Connect/Zoom.
    1. Signing in is only possible within the posted sign-in hours:
      • Monday, Friday – 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-2:30 pm
      • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm
    2. Student volume often exceeds advisor capacity during this time of the semester. As a result, those students able to be seen usually have an extended wait time that can stretch to 90 minutes or more.
    3. When a student signs in, they are placed in a virtual queue that advisors work through on a first-come, first served basis. As a student is reached by an advisor, they are sent a link via text and FSU email to join a Zoom call with the advisor.
  3. The most efficient method to receive updated advising information is to build a Spring 2022 schedule – either registering if you can or adding to your shopping cart if you cannot – before speaking with an advisor.
    1. Look at previous advising reports saved in Campus Connect – Click on the “Reports” tab on the main page after you log in. PDF copies of progress checks are attached to previous reports from our office.
    2. Check your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) online – this computer generated report is a great place to start looking at requirements, especially university graduation and Gen Ed.
    3. Search for classes that count in your major:
      • Approved course lists and instructions on how to search for classes by academic department are on our website.
    4. Review tips on how to build a schedule when you are considering how many and which classes to take
  4. There is limited advising availability on the following dates because of new student orientation sessions. We recommend scheduling appointments or signing in for drop-ins on other available dates:
    1. Monday, October 18
    2. Friday, October 29
    3. Monday, November 15
    4. Monday, November 29