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 2017 Important Dates to Remember 


Feb 13 – Mar 31

Mandatory Advising for all Undergraduate Students in Educational Psychology

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

Mar 1

Special Education Professional Phase Application deadline

Apr 1

Bilingual Education Professional Phase Application deadline

Apr 6 - 21

Summer / Fall 2017 Preregistration

Apr 18

Q-drop Deadline

Last day to officially withdraw from the University

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

May 2

Spring 2017 Graduation Application Deadline – May 2017 degree candidates


May 4

Spring Semester Final Exams Begin

May 11 - 13

May 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 only and may be made at any time during that period. All students are blocked from registration until they have been advised.

Student Teachers:  If you are currently student teaching, 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 2017 Preregistration

Schedule appointments online through SWAN

Feb 13 - 17

Seniors, Students w/Disabilities, Athletes, Honors

Feb 20 - 24


Feb 27 – Mar 10


Mar 13 – 17

Spring Break

Mar 20 – 31


Apr 3 on

Open To All


Undergraduate Advisors

Christy Porter

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

Degree Program:
Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Bilingual Education (B.S.), Creative Studies Minor, University Studies: Concentration in Child Professional Services (B.S.), Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Special Education (B.S.)