SAP Appointments are available until August 2, 2024. All other scheduled appointments are closed.

Same-Day Advising and Drop-In Services based on a first-come, first-served basis via Zoom, telephone, and in-person are still available.
All services will resume in the 2024 fall semester, beginning Monday, August 26.

Our Mission.

The Office of Student Academic Planning and Career Readiness (SAPCR) provides academic and career direction, support, and resources to a diverse population of students and community members. We promote retention, transfers, completion, and entry into the global workforce through guided pathways. 

Advisors are available to help new, current, and returning students with registration, program and degree plans, and other details. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, use Navigate

How to Get Started.

First-Time Students

The following applies to a college student who has never attended any institution of higher education before.

Current Students

The following applies to current students who are enrolled in and have completed courses within the last two years.

Returning Students

If you have been away from the College for more than two years, you will need to apply for readmission and follow the steps under Current Students.

Important: If you were academically dismissed from the College and would like to be reinstated, please click here for further instructions.

Visiting Students

The following applies to visiting students currently enrolled at another college or university who plan to take a limited number of courses at PGCC to transfer back to their home institution.

  • Apply to the College.
  • Provide permission to enroll from your home institution. 
  • Ensure you have a copy of your unofficial college transcripts from all institutions, including prerequisites for classes you may want to take.
  • Know your Owl Link username and password.
  • Know your student ID number and have a photo ID available (i.e., driver's license).
Transfer Students

The following applies to transfer students planning to transfer credits from another institution  to PGCC to complete their degree.

Schedule An Advising Appointment.

Types of Appointments
  • In-Person
    • Students may select to meet with an advisor in-person based on the time that works best with their schedule. In-person appointments are available at any of our three locations (Largo, University Town Center, and Laurel College Center).
  • Telephone
    • Students who have quick questions or need directions to specific resources may call one of our three locations at the number listed in Contact Us.
  • Zoom
    • Students may select to meet with an advisor virtually by mobile device or computer using Zoom. Virtual appointments work best for students who are unable to visit one of our three locations. To learn how to use Navigate for scheduling advising appointments, click here.
  • EAdvising
    • EAdvising requests are sent to
    • Services for EAdvising include removing credit holds, one-semester course planning, registration assistance, unofficial evaluation of transcripts from another institution for visiting students, and course waivers with transcript verification. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    • Allow 24-48 hours for general responses. Allow up to 72 hours for responses during the months of January and August.
    • How EAdvising Works
      • Use your PGCC Owl email account when communicating with advising staff. Don't have one? Activate your account here.
      • Include your PGCC student ID number in all email communications with advising staff.
      • To receive optimal assistance, you may be asked to schedule an advising appointment.
    • Please Note: Due to the U.S. Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), advising staff cannot release grades, test scores, and certain private information via email or phone. Additionally, graduation reviews cannot be handled by email.
Who is my Advisor?

Based on your Academic Pathway (i.e., major), you will receive assistance in course selection in a sequence that will help you reach your goal of degree and/or certificate completion, transfer, and career success.

Academic and Career Advisors are assigned to students based on selected academic paths. Please review the information on your selected academic path to learn more.

View Pathway Information


How to Schedule Your Next Advising Appointments

Navigate is an advising and registration tool that enables students to send messages and schedule appointments with faculty and staff. It allows students to view their class listings, see shared notes for summary reports, and view their calendars.

Access Navigate


Have Quick Questions?

Same Day Advising

Sometimes you may have an urgent question that can't wait for an appointment — we are here to help. For your convenience, you can schedule a virtual same-day advising meeting, Monday–Friday (8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.). These are intended for quick questions and are limited to about 15 minutes with a general advisor.


  1. Sign in to Navigate with your Owl Link username and password.
  2. Click the link for your preferred service type:
    1. Same Day Advising (Zoom)
    2. Same Day Advising (Telephone)
  3. Click Check In with First Available.
  4. You will now be entered into the queue for the next available advisor.

Important: Your personal information must be up-to-date (current) and on file with the College in order to receive a telephone call or email from an advisor. Please contact the Office of Records and Registration for personal information changes, if needed.