Undergraduate Advising

Advisors work with students to give advice on course load, course transfer questions, and other general advising information. Students should see their advisor if they have any questions regarding their degree.

The advisors strive to see each student who needs an appointment.  To ensure the availability of advisors, use the online appointment system.

Please note, the EAHR Advising Office experiences a high volume of student traffic during the follows times:

  • The week before school starts
  • The first week of school
  • Add/drop week
  • Q-drop deadline
  • Pre-registration period 

***Prospective students, students wanting to add the HRD minor, and prospective change of major students may not be able to make an appointment or be seen during these times.***

Communicating with Advisors

Guidelines students should follow when communicating with advisors:

  • Always use your Texas A&M email address when emailing academic advisors.
  • Always include your full name and UIN.
  • Allow at least 48 hours for a response.
  • Be respectful, courteous and professional, and be mindful of sensitive information.
  • Check your Texas A&M email account on a daily basis. Important notices and reminders will be sent to your TAMU Email address – you are responsible for this knowledge.

Mandatory Advising

The advising office is instituting some changes for mandatory advising:

Beginning Fall 2016, only U1 (0-29 hours) and U3 (60-89 hours) students AND any student in their first fall/spring semester in our major (transfers, change of majors, readmits) AND any student on Academic Probation are required to attend Mandatory Advising in fall and spring semesters. 

If you are a continuing U2 (30-59 hours) or U4 (90 or more hours) student, you are not required to come in for mandatory advising UNLESS it is your first semester in the department or you are on academic probation. You can make advising appointments for Schedule Questions/Concerns or Q-drop, if necessary.​

***Make sure your Degree Planner in Howdy is up to date through graduation and be prepared with questions for your advisor.***​ Not having an up to date Degree Planner will result in having to reschedule your appointment.​ Being 10 or more minutes late to your appointment will result in having to reschedule your appointment.

U1 and U3 students will have an advising hold placed on their account on the 21st class day - so based on your hours on that day, you may receive a hold. That means you may have transcripts come in that change your hours, but may still have a hold.

Mandatory Advising will begin Monday, January 30 through Wednesday, April 5. There will be NO Mandatory Advising once pre-registration begins - so plan accordingly. Once pre-registration begins, mandatory Advising holds will not be expired until the first day of Open Registration.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel it through the SWAN system or contact us to cancel it. Not showing up for a scheduled appointment can lead to being locked out of the SWAN system - https://swan.tamu.edu/EAHR

Students are able to schedule appointments 1 week in advance up to 24 hours prior to the appointment time (next day appointment scheduling is not permitted)​, so plan ahead. Appointments fill up quickly, plan to make your appointment one week in advance.  Holds will not be removed unless you have completed advising. Do not wait until the last minute. 

The office will NOT be taking walk-ins during Mandatory Advising times. If you need any forms signed or reviewed, for example the 104 R, you must make an appointment. 

Please contact the Advising office if you have any questions.

 

U1 and U3 Students and any student in their first semester and students on academic probation in the department are blocked from registration until they attend an advising meeting and have all paperwork approved by the Undergraduate Advising Office.

 

Undergraduate Advisors

Phylicia French

Academic Advisor II
115G Heaton Hall
(979) 458-1758

Brynn Ruiz

Academic Advisor III
115A Heaton Hall
(979) 862-4154