Academic Advising


Academic advising

From learning how to register for classes for the first time to scheduling the right courses you need to graduate, our advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to make sure you are well-equipped for academic, professional and personal success every step of the way.

Meet your Sarasota-Manatee campus Academic Advisors!

For advising information on our other campuses please visit the St. Petersburg or Tampa websites. 

Make an Appointment

Whether you have a question about which class is best for your intended career goals, or you need help planning your course schedule or to request to change your major, our academic advisors are here for you. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor today!

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Register for Classes

Learn about registering for classes, updating your information in OASIS, transcript requests and more.

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Course Information

Read more about our programs, including descriptions and courses for each class at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus.

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Permit Requests

Did you know? Some classes at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus require you to request permission through a permit.

*Due to the high volume of permit requests and emails, we ask that you allow 48-72 hours of processing time. Once your permit has been issued, you will receive an email indicating that you are now able to register for the course.*

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For Academic Concerns for Campus Partners

If you are concerned about a student’s academics, please let us know! Our office will receive the referral and connect with the student. Please note that the system unfortunately does not notify the submitter on the referral outcome.

  • Faculty/Instructors:  Submit an “Academic Progress” referral via the Canvas ‘Refer Student’ button.
    Note: The system does not notify the instructor on the referral outcome.
  • Staff:  Submit a Student Intake Form.
  • Other USF Personnel/Friends:  


To refer a student for non-academic or behavioral concerns, please submit a Care Referral Form.


Tampa campus: Students should complete the Office of Academic Advocacy Intake Form; their office will reach out for follow-up.

St. Petersburg campus: Students should visit COMPASS Advocacy.

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