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)


Fall 2017 Important Dates to Remember 

Sept 25 - Nov 3

Mandatory Advising for all Undergraduate Students in Educational Psychology

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

Sept 30

Deadline to submit Undergraduate Degree Planner for approval

Oct 2

Special Education Professional Phase Application deadline

Nov 9 - 29

Spring 2018 Preregistration

Nov 17

Q-drop Deadline

Last day to officially withdraw from the University

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

Dec 6

Fall 2017 Graduation Application Deadline – December 2017 degree candidates


Dec 8

Fall 2017 Semester Final Exams Begin

Dec 15 - 16

December 2017 Commencement


*Determinations 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 Spring 2018 Preregistration

Schedule appointments online through SWAN

 Sept 25 - 29

Seniors, Students w/Disabilities, Athletes, Honors

 Oct 2 - 6


 Oct 9 - 20


 Oct 23 - Nov 3


 Nov 6 on 

Open To All


Undergraduate Advisors

Christy Porter

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