PHPL Advisors are currently available in-person and virtually for drop-in advising. Please read below for more information on the variety of advising services our staff provides.
Zoom and In-Person PHPL Drop-In Advising: See links, dates, and times below
Fall 2022 IMPORTANT UPDATE:
We are currently understaffed with advisors, and our advising appointments with advisors for the Fall 2022 term are already FULL until December 16. Therefore, if you would like to meet with a PHPL advisor this Fall, please plan to attend our weekly walk-ins or drop-ins (see drop-in/walk-in schedule below).
Spring 2023 IMPORTANT UPDATE:
On Friday, January 6th, 2023, we will begin opening advising appointments for only 2-weeks at a time. We will open the advising appointments every other Friday (ex. Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, etc.) on a first-come, first-served basis for appointments for the following two weeks. We plan to do this so that our appointments do not book up so many weeks in advance like they have done this Fall. Therefore, please call our office (407-823-0101) or stop by beginning on Friday, January 6th at 8:30am if you would like to schedule an advising appointment with us.
We advise the following students in ANY MAJOR:
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Public Health
*We do not advise students interested in graduate programs in Nursing, Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Anesthesiologist Assistant.
NOTE: For course selections, PHPL Advisors will advise students with course schedule planning their prerequisite courses ONLY for health professional schools, BUT students should receive advice from the advisors in their major, department, or college if they want to plan their entire course schedule and to ensure they are on track for course requirements for graduation.
Advising Options – Appointments, Walk-ins, & Virtual Drop-ins (Zoom)
Drop-In or Walk-In Advising – Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr, & Alumni:
Do you have a quick question? Visit the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising office via Zoom during our virtual drop-in hours or IN-PERSON during our in office walk-in hours where you will be able to meet with an advisor for up to 15 minutes to ask brief questions. Please see below for the Virtual Drop-In access link and walk-in hours.
This Week’s Virtual Drop-In Schedule:
- Monday: 2:00pm-4:00pm ET (Advisor: Chauntrice Riley-Stanford)– https://ucf.zoom.us/j/91254260816
This Week’s IN-PERSON Walk-In Schedule:
- Tuesday: 2:00pm-3:00pm ET (Pre-Health Mentor: Kylie McCarty)
- Wednesday: 2:00pm-4:00pm ET (Advisor: Bryanna Brooks)
- Please note: IN-PERSON Walk-Ins are seen on a first come, first served basis. A sign-up sheet for walk-ins will be available starting 15 mins. prior to the start of the walk-in advising block.
Be aware: Advisors assigned to each drop-in time are subject to change due to illnesses, other meetings, etc.
Appointments – Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr, & Alumni:
Appointments are 30-45 minutes and provide one-on-one detailed advising for students. Appointments may be scheduled Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00 pm. To schedule an individual appointment, please call our office at 407-823-0101.
Our advisors will meet with anyone in the following categories:
- Current UCF Students
- UCF Alumni
- “DirectConnect to UCF” Students (Valencia College, Seminole State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Daytona State College, College of Central Florida)
- Incoming students (Freshman or Transfer) who already have an orientation date and have paid an enrollment deposit
- Second-degree-seeking or Non-degree-seeking students who have been admitted to UCF or are currently taking classes
If you are not in one of the above categories but still have questions, please e-mail the office at email@example.com and we will work with you to answer your questions.
Pre-Health mentorship offers an opportunity to seek one-on-one mentorship from an experienced pre-health peer. The mentorship sessions are designed to be strategic, personal, goal-oriented, and geared toward any aspect of health professional school preparation (academic and extracurricular planning, application and personal statement strategies, gap year options, letters of recommendation, etc.). Drop-ins, mentoring appointments, and application reviews with written feedback as well as an optional follow-up meeting are also available. (NOTE: The Pre-Health Mentoring sessions are not academic advising/course planning sessions, but our Pre-Health mentor has extensive training and can provide guidance based on personal experiences and knowledge of Pre-Health resources).
The mentorship sessions are led by Kylie McCarty who is a second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at UCF. Read more about Kylie here.
Pre-Health Mentor Appointment & Walk-in Schedule:
Link to schedule Pre-Health Mentor appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4EACA923A7F49-prehealth
- Appointments: 12:00-1:30pm (In-Person or Virtual) – CURRENTLY FULL for FALL 2022
- Walk-Ins: 2:00-4:00pm (In-Person Only; first-come, first-served; must sign-up in the office)
- Appointments: 2:30-4:30pm (Virtual Only) – CURRENTLY FULL for FALL 2022
Advising appointments in the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising office are in very high demand and the number of students seeking appointments continues to increase. As a result, the following necessary policies are implemented to assure maximum efficiency in the delivery of the PHPL Advising office’s services.
Self-Assessment for First Time Appointments:
When scheduling a first appointment in our office, Pre-Health students are required to fill out and submit a self-assessment in webcourses at least 24 hours before their first appointment with our office. If students do not submit a complete self-assessment in webcourses prior to the first appointment, their appointment will need to be rescheduled or canceled. See policies below about rescheduled or canceled appointments for additional information.
Students are permitted to reschedule only one appointment during each semester. On the second attempt to reschedule, students then will be limited to meeting with the PHPL advisors during walk-in/drop-in hours ONLY for the remainder of the semester.
Students are permitted only one canceled appointment during each semester. On the second attempt to cancel, students then will be limited to meeting with the PHPL advisors during walk-in/drop-in hours ONLY for the remainder of the semester.
Missed (No-Show) Appointments:
Students who do not attend a regularly scheduled appointment and do not call in advance to reschedule or cancel then will be limited to meeting with the PHPL advisors during drop-in/walk-in hours ONLY for the remainder of the semester.
Our advisors appreciate the understanding of our Pre-Health and Pre-Law students to observe the aforementioned policies so that the maximum number of students can be served each semester.