2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 07, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Advising Graduate Certificate ♦

College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Program Website:  https://ccie.ucf.edu/elhe/higher-education-and-policy-studies/

Program Description

The academic advising graduate certificate prepares professionals entering the field of academic advising to expand their knowledge of topics relevant to academic advising. Topics include learning theory, student development theory, retention theories, diversity issues, career development, and leadership in higher education.  All students will complete a practical internship. The program also provides a benefit to practicing academic advisors, administrators and faculty interested in becoming more knowledgeable in these areas.


​To receive the certificate, students must complete the 16 credit hours of graduate course work. 

Total Credit Hours Required: 16 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours

Students will complete two required courses: 

Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours

Students will complete their choice of three electives:


Students will complete a 1 credit hour internship (15-20 hours) in an advising office or position approved by the faculty advisor.

EDH 6946 - Internship  

The literature on the subject of advising and retention concludes that college student success improves when college students make progress toward educational and career goals and when they are satisfied with the quality of educational programs, services, and environment. The changing structure of the university, the addition of faculty and the growing number of program and degree offerings demand more academic advisors.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline. 

Application Deadlines

Academic Advising Graduate Certificate​

*Fall Priority




Domestic Applicants


Jul 1

Dec 1

Apr 1

International Applicants





*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Thomas Cox EdD
ED 315Q

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233