Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services provides essential services that directly support the student experience at Florida Poly.

Florida Poly is fully committed to supporting its students inside and outside the classroom and the University offers services and resources to assist students in their academic pursuits. The Academic Success Center is located in the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building in room 1019 and is the hub that connects the students with the resources needed to succeed academically.

The Academic Success Center is staffed by success coaches who provide academic coaching on a variety of topics, including time management, test preparation, and test-taking skills. Success coaches also provide academic guidance and help students manage their schedule and academic progress.



 Academic Success Coaches

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My name is Shannon Brandt and I am the associate director of student success and retention. I am originally from northern Pennsylvania. I truly enjoy all the work that I have experienced during the past 20 years in higher education. Working with college students to help them achieve their dreams has been an absolute pleasure.


863-874-8876 | 


I love my job, there’s no better way to put it than that. This university is one that cares for faculty, staff, and students and I smile on my way here every day. I live in the area and have a dog named Dog, I read whenever possible, and I cook every day. What I really do here at Florida Poly is help students transition into and then thrive in a collegiate STEM environment, a place where only proper effort will produce proper results. I am here to assist students through any obstacle that may stand in the way of academic performance and progress, whatever it takes.

863-874-8538 |


I grew up in Clearwater, Florida before coming to Florida Poly. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my own personal petting zoo (my dog and two cats) and traveling. In my role as an academic success coach, I enjoy helping students set and achieve academic goals, and grow into their best selves. My favorite part of working at Florida Poly is the opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives and encourage them to reach for their highest potential. 

863-874-8642 |