Academic Advising

From navigating mini-classes to completing your final thesis project, your academic life at the college will largely be shaped through the conversations you have with your sponsor.


Navigating New College well is your key to success, and your faculty sponsor is your most valuable partner on the journey.

From mini-classes to your baccalaureate exam, your academic life at the college will largely be shaped through the conversations you have with your sponsor. We call our advisors “sponsors” for a reason: instead of merely assigning classes to you, they work collaboratively with you, setting goals and forging a path that brings them to fruition.

The information on these pages is meant to support students, their sponsors, and anyone else who might have an advising-related question. For more detailed information, students should always speak directly with their sponsors and appropriate campus offices.

Keys to Student Success

Guidelines for Advisers

Quick links

Academic Dishonesty Booklet — policies and procedures regarding academic dishonesty and plagiarism, FAQ’s and all you need to know about citations and bibliographies.
Academic Learning Compacts (ALC) — these documents detail student learning outcomes in each AOC in three areas:
1. Discipline-specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors
2. Communication
3. Critical thinking
Academic Program Glossary — your guide to New College’s many colloquialisms.
Chart Your Course (formerly LAC) Guidelines
Class Schedule — online information about courses in the current term.
Civics Literacy Resources
Cross Registration — our participation in the Cross College Alliance allows eligible students to be accepted on a space-available basis at four other local colleges after the host institution’s regularly enrolled or continuing students have registered.
Disability Services for Students
Excess Hour Surcharge Information
Faculty Roster, w/ office hrs  – Fall 2021 (NEW – note divisional/program tabs at bottom of document)
Financial Aid FAQs
First Semester Guide — your first semester at New College.
General Catalog 2021-22
     Archived Catalogs
ISP Handbook – Jan 2022 – *NEW*
Petitions (download form for a fillable document)

  • If you need to petition the Provost Office to waive a current policy (such as form submittal after a deadline), please fill out the form found here.
  • If you are planning to complete OCS and enroll directly at the attending institution, please fill out the form here.
    *All the above forms can be submitted via email to

Pre-Professional Communities (Pre-Med and Pre-Law)
Student Resources for Continuing Instruction
Textbook List – required textbook list for Spring 2022
Textbook Orders – Follett bookstore serving NCF & USF-SM.
Thesis/Senior Project Resource link (Bacc Announcement form & Calendar here)

Information at a glance

Academic Calendar

Never miss an important date or deadline.

Read more here

Office of the Registrar

Find information concerning contracts, contract renegotiations, ISPs and AOC forms.

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See for yourself

We have a  page of videos that explain, in full detail, some of the unique and important things about New College. Information about Mini Classes, Contracts, the ISP,  thesis and bacc exams are all covered.  You can also check out the WRC and Business Office and opportunities to study abroad are covered as well.

Other videos:

Thesis Pathways: Process and Change

Thesis Pathways: Value of the Experience

Thesis Pathways: Myths and Perceptions

The Senior Thesis is a challenge every New College of Florida student faces. Some recent graduates share advice