Advising Services


Will I be able to meet with an academic advisor in person to build my (summer or fall) class schedule? 

Florida Gateway College is taking every possible precaution to protect your health as well as our advising staff’s health.  Because of this, we are not conducting face-to-face meetings.  This does not keep us from meeting with you virtually or on the phone.  Your success as a student is our priority.  You can contact our advising center by email, advising@fgc.edu or call us at 386-754-4222 for all your meeting options.

What is the best way to make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor?  Phone, email, text message?

The best ways to make an appointment is to call our office at 386-754-4222 or email at advising@fgc.edu.  You can also find our academic advisors direct office contact information at https://www.fgc.edu/students/advising/staff/.

Will you be offering “virtual advising sessions” since students are not allowed on campus?  If so, what are my options to do this?

The advising office will be offering virtual advising sessions through Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime as well as other digital platforms.  Please visit our academic advising website at https://www.fgc.edu/students/advising/services/ for all your options.  We understand that not all students have access to these platforms.  You can still meet your advisor on the phone by calling 386-754-4222.

Can I call my academic advisor to schedule my classes and where can I find their office phone number?

Yes, you can call your academic advisor to schedule your classes.  You can find your academic advisor’s contact information online at https://www.fgc.edu/students/advising/staff/ or call 386-754-4222. 

How do I know who my academic advisor is?

Current FGC students have been assigned an academic advisor and should continue to work with them during their time at Florida Gateway College.  If you are unsure as to whom your advisor is, please call the academic advising office at 386-754-4222.

New students will be assigned an academic advisor based on their last name.

A-E – William Peace email: William.peace@fgc.edu

F-J – Toni Briley email: Toni.briley@fgc.edu

K-P – Kelly Sistrunk email: Kelly.sistrunk@fgc.edu

Q-Z – Nicole White email: Nicole.white@fgc.edu

Can I register online by myself if I know which classes I want/need to take?  What is that process?

Yes, you can register yourself for classes online.  We strongly recommend meeting with your academic advisor prior to the registration process.  The advisor will make sure the classes you are taking fulfills the requirements for your degree program and keeps you on track to graduate on-time.  These meetings do not take long and can prevent costly mistakes in the future.

Steps for current FGC students register at MyFGC.

  1. Enter Secure Area
  2. Enter your Student ID/PIN
  3. Click on the Student tab
  4. Click on the Registration link
  5. Click on Add/drop classes
  6. Enter the course CRN

Please watch the module on FGC website to learn more.  Go to https://www.fgc.edu/discover/admissions/orientation/ and scroll down to Module 8 How to Register for Classes.

How do I go about getting permission for a 3rd attempt at a class?

If you are looking to make a 3rd attempt or more at a course, please call the academic advising office at 386-754-4222.  This is where you will make the initial request and be directed to the correct paperwork required.  Once the application is complete, it is submitted to the Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for a decision.

When should I meet with my academic advisor to schedule classes?

The academic advising office at Florida Gateway College recommends meeting with your academic advisor now to schedule your classes.  You can generate your degree evaluation at MyFGC.  For directions on generating your degree evaluation, please visit https://www.fgc.edu/discover/admissions/orientation/ and scroll down to Module 9.

How involved are advisors in helping me choose the right courses?

Our academic advisors take great pride in working with each and every one of our students.  Our main priority is your success as a student.  This includes making sure you are registering for the right courses at the right time.  Making strong academic progress each semester and graduating on time is the goal for each of our students.

How long does a typical advising session last?

Depending on the type of appointment, advisors will accommodate all of our students.  We want to make sure the student understands degree requirements and gets their questions answered.  In addition, our advisors make sure you have all the student success resources available to you during your advising session.

Can I change my major during this time?

Yes, you can change your major during this time.  You can contact us to set up a meeting to discuss any changes to your degree plans.  FGC offers many degrees and we want to make sure you are on the correct path. Visit our career services to learn more about careers and degrees offered at FGC.

How do I figure out which books I need for my classes? How do I get my books?

You can contact Follett Bookstore to determine which books you will need for each of your classes.  You can contact Follett Books at 386-754-4320 or visit them online at https://www.bkstr.com/fgcstore.  They offer different methods of delivery for your books.

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?

The best way to prepare for your advising appointment is to generate your degree evaluation report prior to your appointment and have it in front of you.  This report will display your GPA, total credits earned, along with requirements remaining to complete your degree. This will assist you and your advisor when choosing courses for the next term.

Can I still make a plan for graduation/completion with an academic advisor?

Advisors will work with students to plan out complete degrees with options. Email advising@fgc.edu to contact an advisor today! Include your name and student ID#.

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