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Gadsden State Community College

Counseling and Advising Center


(Freshmen Opportunities for College & Unlimited Success)


Mission Statement:
The mission of F.O.C.U.S. is to enhance the environment for success and retention for entering students prior to registration.

To accomplish through a collaborative effort the presenting of essential facts, procedures and services that will facilitate a smooth transition into the academic, social and cultural climate of Gadsden State Community College.


  1. Assist students in making a meaningful and smooth transition to Gadsden State.

  2. Actively engage the entire College in a coordinated and shared effort in providing a warm welcome to new members of our community.

  3. Help students become familiar with and feel connected to the campus through its curricular and co-curricular opportunities.