Welcome to Higher Education’s Visiting Days webpage. Applicants can review general information regarding our Visiting Days process; once accepted into the Higher Education program, our prospective students will receive more detailed information regarding the Visiting Days process.

Please note: whether a student is interested in a GA position or not, these Visiting Days will be open to our prospective students. We, as a program, are committed to student success and want to encourage socialization amongst our students, as well as provide students opportunities to meet with our faculty. All accepted students are encouraged to attend Visiting Days.



Florida State University’s Higher Education program, like many other programs around the country, offers a Visiting Days program for our Higher Education MS and Ph.D. students. This program is intended to allow prospective students who have been admitted into the program to have time with our faculty, meet potential cohort members, and interview GA assistantship employers. This three-day process generally occurs during February. The next Visiting Days will be February 16-18, 2023.

If you'd like to learn more about the 2022 online Visiting Days, our faculty, involvement opportunities, life in Tallahassee, and more, please find our Visiting Days Guide here


Florida State University’s Higher Education program has a strong foundation in the idea of theory to practice focused on the program’s pillars: Leadership, Social Justice, and Student Success. In alignment with our pillar of Student Success, we want to acknowledge that going through the interview(s) can be stressful and overwhelming. Different institutions may have different procedures related to assistantships, as well as the interview and selection process. We want you to feel as comfortable with Florida State’s process as possible before the event, and we are here to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in interviewing for a Graduate Assistant position during the Visiting Days process, we want to provide you with the resources below to help you in the process. Please review each section to make the most of your opportunity. We look forward to working with you!