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Academic Advising

Welcome to Academic Advising at DSC - We're excited to help you plan and navigate your academic pathway!

Advisors are available to provide support on topics like career and academic planning, transitioning to a university, campus resources, and how to enhance college success skills.


Connect with an Academic Advisor: 


New Students Schedule your  Group New Student Advising session here!
Email  *Please use your FalconMail account, and  include your name and student ID number.
Phone - 386-506-3661
Face-to-Face, Virtual or phone appointments -  Call 386-506-3602 to schedule
*Appointment required for face-to-face advising
Dual Enrolled?
Visit our Dual Enrollment page for details and deadlines or email

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.

When should I speak with an Advisor?

Once you have been admitted to DSC and have taken a placement test you're ready to speak with advising

  • 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.

How can I prepare for an advising session?
  • Review the college catalog to detemine which program you are interested in, and prepare questions to ask. 
  • 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.
  • Bring any SAT/ACT test scores or verification of AP credits. 
  • Arrive on time, at your scheduled time. 


Orientation is an important step in getting started in the right direction! Our Orientation program is geared toward awareness, engagement and student success. Moving to an interactive platform, the orientation is administered with multiple short videos. These videos provide a general overview of academic programs, enrollment, important dates, financial aid, Title IX and the various departments available to assist you during your time at Daytona State College.

All new and readmitted students pursuing a degree or certificate program are required to complete Orientation. The following programs/majors are excluded from the Orientation requirement (*):

  • Apprenticeships including 1020 Child Care Specialist, 1071 Electrical Non-Union, 1072 Electrical Union, 1070 Plumbing Union
  • Special Credit including 0001 Non-Degree, 0002 Employment, 0004 and 0007
  • Transient 0003
  • Dual Enrollment including 0005 Daytona State HS, 0008 Dual Vol./Flagler, 0009 Private
  • 1056 Fire Fighter II (1156)
  • 1051 Law Enforcement Training (1151)
  • 0960 Emergency Medical Technician (1960)
  • 0957 Paramedic (1957)
  • 2208 Emergency Medical Services (2108)
  • 1050 Correctional Officer Recruit Training (1150)
  • 8008 Educator Preparation Insitute ()

To access Online Orientation:

  • Go to the MYDAYTONASTATE portal webpage and login.
  • Your Username is: the prefix of your Student FalconMail Email address (ex. jane_smith123) 
  • Your Password is: Dsc (Capital D, lowercase s, lowercase c) + Your birthdate in MMDDYY format + the last five digits of your social security number.
    • Example: with a Birthdate of January 1, 1990 and with a social of 123-45-6789 the password would be: Dsc01019056789
  • We STRONGLY encourage you to change your password upon first successful login to the environment.
  • After you have logged in, Navigate to your To Do List Items.
  • Then click "Orientation"

Online Enrollment and Student Development, including Orientation, can be accessed from any computer with Internet access (home, work, public library or Daytona State computer labs).

Summer Office Hours for All Locations

For academic advising assistance, please call (386) 506-3661 or email
Wetherell Center - Building 100, Room 105
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary


Student Services Center - Building 7, Room 138
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary


Fathi Hall - Building 1, Room 216
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary
New Smyrna/Edgewater 
Student Services Center - Building 1, Room 110
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary


Flagler/Palm Coast
Academic Hall/Student Services Center - Building 2, Room 101
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m Friday
Individual Advisor hours may vary

Jeannie Rose-
Advanced Technology College, Room 104A
(386) 506-4157
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday

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Last updated: 2021-07-01T14:27:52.99Z