Undergraduate Advising

Advisors provide students with advice on degree requirements, course load and options, transfer questions and other general advising information. Students are encouraged to visit their academic advisor if they have any questions regarding their degree program.

Advisors strive to meet with each student requesting an appointment; however, please be aware of busy periods throughout the year that may result in a longer than normal wait time to meet with an advisor:

  • The week before school starts
  • The first week of school (add/drop period)
  • Q-drop deadline
  • Pre-registration period (last 6 weeks leading up to graduation)

Spring 2018 Important Dates To Remember

Feb 12 – Mar 30

Mandatory Advising for all Undergraduate Students in Educational Psychology

(majors:  Special Education, Bilingual Education, Child Professional Services)

Feb 1

University Scholarship Deadline for continuing students


Feb 16

Spring 2018 Graduation Application Deadline – May 2018 degree candidates


(after this date, late fees will apply)

Mar 1

Special Education Professional Phase Application deadline

Apr 2

Bilingual Education Professional Phase Application deadline

Apr 5 - 20

Summer / Fall 2018 Preregistration

Apr 17

Q-drop Deadline


Last day to officially withdraw from the University

‘Student Withdrawal’ link located in student’s MyRecord channel within Howdy

May 3

Spring Semester Final Exams Begin

May 10 - 12

May 2018 Commencement


*Determination of which colleges will graduate at which ceremony for the College Station Campus is expected to be established the seventh week of classes.  


Mandatory Advising

All students are required to meet with the undergraduate academic advisor at least once per semester in order to plan coursework for upcoming terms.  Appointments for mandatory advising sessions are reserved for that classification and may be made at any time during that period. All students are blocked from registration until they have been advised.

Clinical Teachers:  If you are currently in your clinical teaching semester, you are not required to attend an individual advising session.  Contact your advisor to ensure your hold has been removed before graduation. 


Mandatory Advising Calendar for Summer / Fall 2018 Preregistration

Schedule appointments online through SWAN

** Feb 12 - 16

Seniors, Students w/Disabilities, Athletes, Honors

** Feb 19 - 23


Feb 26 – Mar 9


Mar 12 - 16

Spring Break

Mar 19 - 30


Apr 2 on

Open To All

** Weeks for Seniors and Juniors are shorter in length because many students would be meeting in a group advising session. 

Undergraduate Advisors

Christy Porter

Senior Academic Advisor
115B Heaton Hall
(979) 845-1874