Undergraduate Studies

Student Advising

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The Advising team at the USF College of Public Health provides guidance on academic policies, requirements, and processes. Just as each student is unique, so should each degree plan. Advising is determined to working alongside students to design individualized plans while providing compassionate guidance through the journey of Public Health education.

  • Make an Appointment

    Make an Appointment

    Advising can currently be completed in-person, virtually through Microsoft Teams or over the phone.

    To get started, please click on either of the following buttons:

    Current USF Students Non-USF Students 


    Once you log in, please select College of Public Health, then select your major (i.e. Health Sciences or Public Health). You will then be directed to select the advisor you want to schedule an appointment with (assigned advisors are notated with an asterisk *). Select the available preferred date and time. 


  • Drop-In Advising for Health Sciences Major

    All Drop-In Advising is conducted remotely, through the USF Archivum system.

    Drop-Ins are 15 minutes long and are done on a first-come/first-served basis.

    During our scheduled walk-in dates/times, students can log-in to the USF Archivum system and select "Get in line for a Drop-In Appointment" on the Appointment Scheduling page.

    The Drop-In list will open 10 minutes prior to the start of Drop-Ins. You can review the scheduled Drop-In days and times on the calendar below.

    If you have any trouble with this process, you can email our office at hhsadvise@usf.edu.

    Please keep the following in mind:

    When the drop-in list reaches capacity it will be closed and you will be unable to add yourself. Therefore, we strongly recommend signing up early to ensure you are able to get on the list.

    Once you add yourself to the list, please be prepared to receive a call from our office based on your chosen communication method (phone or Microsoft Teams).

    As an added note, when we pull you from the list, in preparation to call you, your name will no longer show on the drop-in list.

    We are here to help you. If you are unable to find an appointment or get on to the Drop-In list, please email us your questions to hhsadvise@usf.edu. We are providing email advising as well to best support our students.

    Please keep in mind, during this busy time the HHSAdvise inbox has a 3-5 business day response time.

    What Can Be Seen in a Drop-In?

    The following are appropriate for a 15-minute Drop-In appointment:

    • Academic Probation (AP) Holds
    • Course planning for the upcoming semester
    • Graduation checks for seniors graduating in the upcoming semester
    • Registration emergencies (NOT permits)
    • AF Holds (Former Student Returning Hold)
    • Major exploration/declaration of major

    In order for a Health Sciences Advisor to see a student for an AP hold during walk-ins the student must have the appropriate CANVAS tutorial completed beforehand.

    What Cannot Be Seen in a Drop-In?

    Academic Advising (AA) Holds do not require an appointment in order to be lifted.

    The following will need a 30-minute appointment:

    • ARC Academic Renewal paperwork
    • Career planning
    • Double Major or Concurrent Degree paperwork
    • ROTC semester planning paperwork (104R)

    Upcoming Drop-In Calendar 

     December 2022 Drop In Advising Calendar
  • Drop-In Advising for Public Health Major

    All Drop-In Advising is conducted remotely, through the USF Archivum system for current USF students.

    Drop-Ins are 15 minutes long and are done on a first come/first-served basis.

    During our scheduled walk-in dates/times, students can log-in to the USFArchivum system and select "Get in line for a Drop-In Appointment" on the Appointment Scheduling page.

    If you have any trouble with this process, you can email our office at UG-PublicHealthAdvising@usf.edu.

    Please keep the following in mind:

    Once you add yourself to the list, please be prepared to receive a call from our office based on your chosen communication method (phone or Microsoft Teams).

    We are here to help you. If you are unable to find an appointment or get on to the Drop-In list, please email us your questions to UG-PublicHealthAdvising@usf.edu. We are providing email advising as well to best support our students.

    What can be seen during drop-in advising:

    The following are appropriate for a 15-minute Drop-In appointment:

    • Public Health (PH) Holds
    • Academic Probation (AP) Holds
    • AF Holds (Former Student Returning Hold)
    • Course planning for the upcoming semester
    • Graduation checks for seniors graduating in the upcoming semester
    • Registration emergencies/permits
    • Financial Aid Forms
    • Study Abroad Forms
    • Major exploration/declaration of major/minor declaration
    • Removal of public health minor

    What cannot be seen during drop-in advising:

    We advise if you need to meet with an advisor for any of the topics below, please schedule a 30-minute appointment through Archivum. This will allow us to provide you with exceptional service, discuss options, and answer all your questions.

    • ARC Academic Renewal paperwork
    • Career planning
    • Double Major or Concurrent Degree paperwork
    • ROTC semester planning paperwork (104R)

    The following items cannot be processed during an appointment. Instead, they should be completed through the appropriate online form:

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why should I see an advisor?

    With any new experience a little help is beneficial. The College of Public Health advisory team at USF is the perfect companion for our students college career. Your advisor will help you to choose the right courses for your individual needs, design your degree plan, and develop plans for continuing education or future job prospects.

    How often should I see an advisor?

    It is important that you see your advisor at least once every semester, especially during your first year at the university. Students should prepare before each advising appointment by preparing questions and reviewing their DegreeWorks.

    Students must clearly articulate and explore their goals, plans and concerns with their advisor to ensure that the advisor is able to provide an individualized academic plan. Students who actively participate in the advising process and academic goals will have a successful experience.

    When is the best time to see an advisor?

    See your advisor early in the semester. If you wait until the week before your registration appointment time, your advisor may not have any available appointments. It is best to make an advising appointment during February and October because academic advising offices are not as busy.