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Academic Advising

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Welcome to Academic Advising at Daytona State College! We are excited and happy to help you plan your next steps. For your convenience there is no appointment necessary and we see everyone on a walk-in basis. Please click here for hours and locations on each campus.

We look forward to seeing you!

What is Academic Advising?

The mission of the Academic Advising Department at Daytona State College is part of a collaborative process designed to help students succeed academically by encouraging them to be proactive in planning their own education. Academic Advisors will assist students with developing an appropriate educational plan that will lead to graduation by providing them with timely and accurate information, making referrals to campus resources, and encouraging students to utilize these resources.

Academic Advising is here to assist and guide you from your first semester through graduation. You will first meet with Academic Advising after you have been admitted to the college and have taken a placement test. (Some students with qualifying SAT/ACT test scores or transfer credits will not need to be tested.)

Any student who started the 9th grade in a Florida public high school in the 2003/2004 school year (or later) AND graduates from a Florida public high school and students who are currently active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces are exempt from taking any college placement test or developmental education course.  Students can opt to take the placement test and subsequent developmental courses if they feel they need to or if it is recommended by an Academic Advisor.

Submit final, official high school or GED® transcript including a graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from high school, please provide a copy of your in-progress transcripts as soon as possible and send the final, official transcript upon graduation. Students who graduated from a home school program are required to submit a home school affidavit and proof of registration with the local county or school board. Submit final, official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. An official transcript is one that arrives in a sealed envelope. Have all official transcripts sent directly to: Daytona State College Admissions Office, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

Are you an online student who needs help with Advising?  Please log in to your student portal and email advising ( from your student email account.  We will be happy to help you with any questions or problems that you may have.

Are you ready to choose your classes?

Our professional and friendly staff will:

  • Discuss program and course requirements
  • Provide an explanation of test scores and/or course placement
  • Provide a general overview of the process of course selection and registration
  • Explain your student rights and responsibilities 
  • Teach you how to use MyDaytonaState and Online Student Services
  • Present information for tutoring and study skills, or help with a specific academic problem

As you progress through your academic program, Academic Advising will continue to assist you with further course selection, changes in programs, and graduation. We're also here as a resource as you transition to Daytona State College's 4-year degree programs or another 4-year college or university.

Having problems with Online Course Availability or Registration, check out our new Help website.

“Are you interested in serving your country in the United States Air Force?  Students who are pursuing their 4-year degree at the DSC campus and are looking for more information on scholarships and career opportunities within the Air Force after graduation can call (386) 226-6880 for more information.”

Important Dates, please see the Academic Calendar (this semester and other semesters).

Please feel free to email an Advisor at with any questions you may have. Please email from your student email account, make sure you include your name, student ID number and any associated information in your email. This will insure you get a response in a timely manner. 

The college is closed on the following days and Advising will not be available:
In addition, the college will close at 5pm prior to all federal holidays that are observed by the college,
such as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the day before Independence Day (if a weekday).

Martin Luther King Day - January 21, 2019
Spring Break - March 11, 2019- March 15, 2019
Memorial Day - May 27, 2019
Independence Day - July 4, 2019
Labor Day - September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving - November 28, 2019- November 29, 2019
Holiday Break - December 16, 2019 - January 1, 2020

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Daytona State College 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 (386) 506-3000

Daytona State College is an equal opportunity institution.

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Last updated: 2019-05-21T20:10:49.549Z