Important COVID-19 Update
Following the order from Harris County, and to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, all campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel until further notice.
Academic Advising services are available through email, phone, and video (Zoom). To schedule an appointment, download the Navigate App or call your academic advisor. Make note of your specific questions in the Comments section of Navigate so we can best prepare for your appointment. If you have any questions, please call us.
For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.
Visit the Office of Academic Advising for the College of Human Sciences and Humanities for help in exploring and achieving your academic, career and personal goals. Academic advisers are available to help you navigate the paths of UHCL by providing accurate and timely information, linking you to various campus resources and empowering you to understand your academic standing and the tools available to you.
With the Office of Academic Advising you will be assigned your own academic adviser who is there to aid you throughout you college experience. Your academic adviser can help with many things, such as:
- Choosing your degree plan and concentration.
- Declaring your minor.
- Major specific coursework.
- Graduate school.
You may meet with your assigned academic adviser by appointment only. To make an appointment, download the Navigate app, come by the front desk in Bayou 1615, or call 281-283-3333. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance and will be cancelled if a student is more than 10 minutes late.
We want to provide you the necessary tools to succeed at UHCL.
If you are an undergraduate with under 54 credit hours, you should connect with your academic adviser in the Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center. When you have completed 54 or more credit hours, you will be assigned an adviser in the college of your chosen major. To schedule an appointment, download the Navigate mobile app.
If you are an incoming undergraduate transfer student entering your first semester at UHCL with 54 or more hours, you should contact Transfer Advising or Off-campus Advising if you intend to take classes at the Pearland campus or Texas Medical Center.
If you are entering UHCL with under 54 credit hours, you should connect with an academic adviser in the Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center.
As a new transfer student, you will be required to attend an advising session prior to registering for classes. We do this to ensure you have a smooth transition from your previous institution to UHCL. Your adviser will work collaboratively with you to develop a realistic course load and recommend appropriate classes for your chosen major in your initial semester.
If you have questions about your experience as an international student at UHCL, you should connect with International Advising. The International Advisers within the Office of International Admissions and Programs can assist you with questions about full-time enrollment requirements, restrictions on working in the U.S., traveling around the U.S. and other rules and responsibilities connected to your immigration status.
For questions related to your chosen undergraduate major, you should connect with your assigned academic adviser. If you are an undergraduate with under 54 credit hours, you should connect with your academic adviser in the Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center. When you have completed 54 or more credit hours, you will be assigned an adviser in the college of your chosen major. All undergraduate students should download the Navigate mobile app to schedule an advising appointment.
If you are a graduate student then you should connect with the college advising center to determine your advising options.
Additional Information for HSH Graduate Students
Students pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities meet with assigned faculty advisers to receive academic advising. The program faculty advisers work closely with graduate students to align coursework and career goals while connecting students to important resources and experiential opportunities. Faculty advisers always work closely with graduate students in deciding which master's capstone experience is best as the culminating experience of their degree. Faculty advisers should be contacted directly for appointments. The HSH Office of Academic Advising does not make appointments for faculty. The Office of Academic Advising is available to graduate students to assist you with various administrative processes of the university and your graduate program.
Academic Advisers and Office Staff
- Jason Barkemeyer, M.Ed., Coordinator of Academic Advising
- Undergraduate Majors: Arts & Design and Communication
- Temporarily Advising: Literature, Humanities
- Alisha McCracken, M.S., Senior Academic Adviser
- All HSH Graduate Majors
- Undergraduate Majors: Social Work
- Temporarily Advising Undergraduate Majors: History, Psychology (last name A-L)
- Tracy Rider, M.M., Academic Adviser
- Undergraduate Majors: Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Fitness & Human Performance, Geography, Public Service Leadership, Sociology
- Temporarily Advising Undergraduate Majors: Psychology (last name M-Z)
- Vacant, Academic Adviser
- Undergraduate Majors: TBA
- Undergraduate Majors: TBA
- Jennifer Roberts, Administrative Assistant III
- Front Desk Operations, Office Email
- Maria Olivares Alcolea, Office Assistant
HSH Office of Academic Advising Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.