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Undergraduate Advising

UTSA Undergraduate Academic Advising


Frequent advisor contact provides students with current academic information and promotes progress toward educational goals.

  • Freshmen (fewer than 30 earned semester credit hours) who have declared majors are advised in the Colleges’ Freshman Advising Center (CFAC).
  • Freshmen and continuing students who are undecided and those who are provisional are advised in the Tomás Rivera Center (TRC).
  • Continuing and new transfer students (30 earned semester credit hours and more), with declared or decided majors, are advised through the college advising center of their major or by the honors advisors if they are accepted into the Honors College.
  • Special students who are non-degree-seeking undergraduates are advised through the office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services.
  • Students with 30 or more earned semester credit hours with a declared major in Multidisciplinary Studies are advised through the office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services.
  • Undecided students continue with the Tomás Rivera Center until a major is decided, with the exception of Honors students.
  • At the UTSA Downtown Campus, freshmen through seniors with declared majors are advised through the Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center and students who have not decided upon a major or have a provisional status are advised through the Downtown Tomás Rivera Center.
Identify your Advising Center:

Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services


Serving Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST), Special Undergraduate (SU), Transient Undergraduate (TU), and National Student Exchange (NSE) students

MDST
Mr. John Niemi
Academic Advisor II
Main Campus
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 4.01.67
For Appointments, call (210) 458-4302

SU, TU, NSE
Ms. Shannon Rios
Senior Program Coordinator
Main Campus
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 2.01.18W
For Appointments, call (210) 458-6786


The College of Architecture (COA)


Serving majors in Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Science and Management

Robert Baron
Associate Dean

Ms. Monica R. Glover
Director
Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center
Buena Vista (BV) 1.304
(210) 458-2550 (Office)

Visit the
DTUAC website
College of Architecture's website


The College of Business (COB)


Serving majors in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Infrastructure Assurance, Management, Management Science, Marketing, Real Estate Finance and Development, and Statistics

Dr. Lisa Montoya
Associate Dean
Main Campus
Business Building (BB) 2.01.08
(210) 458-4039 (Office)

Ms. Rosa Garza-Girdy, J.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Business Scholars Program
Downtown Campus
Buena Vista (BV) 4.310
(210) 458-2526 (Office)

Ms. April Lawver
Director
College of Business Academic Advising Center
Business Building (BB) 2.02.04
(210) 458-4562 (Opt. 5) (Office)

Visit the
COB Advising Center's website
College of Business website

Email the COB Advising Center


The College of Engineering (COE)


Serving majors in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Mehdi Shadaram
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Policies

Ms. Lona George
Director
College of Engineering Advising Center
Engineering Building (EB) 3.04.04
(210) 458-5525 (Office)
(210) 458-5994 (Fax)

Visit the
COE website
COE Advising Center website


The College of Education and Human Development (COEHD)


Serving Majors in Bilingual and Bicultural Studies, Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, Kinesiology, and Teacher Certification candidates

Dr. Tammy Wyatt
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Ms. Sylvia Mansour
Director
COEHD Advising and Certification Center
Main Building (MB) 3.214
(210) 458-4424 (Office)

Visit the
Center's website
COEHD website


The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA)


Serving Majors in American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Classics, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Humanities, Music, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology

Dr. Christopher Wickham,
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Ms. Olga San Miguel
Director
College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 4.01.50
(210) 458-4900 (Office)

Visit the
Center's website
COLFA website


The College of Public Policy (COPP)


Serving Majors in Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Dr. Francine Romero
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Ms. Monica R. Glover
Director
Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center
Buena Vista (BV) 1.304
(210) 458-2550 (Office)

Visit the
DTUAC website
COPP website


The College of Sciences (COS)


Serving Majors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Science, Physics, and Environmental Science

Dr. Craig Jordan
Associate Dean

Ms. Patricia Gonzalez
Director
College of Sciences Advising Center
Peter T. Flawn Building (FLN) 2.03.02
(210) 458-4045 (Office)

Visit the
COS website
Center's website


Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center (DTUAC)


Serving all colleges' majors

Ms. Monica R. Glover
Director
Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center
Buena Vista (BV) 1.304
(210) 458-2550 (Office)

Visit the
DTUAC website


The Colleges' Freshman Advising Center (CFAC)


Serving Freshmen and Freshmen Transfers who are declared majors in the seven colleges as well as UT-Austin CoordinatedAdmissions' Program (CAP) Freshmen

Dr. Amir Karimi
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Ms. Joan Tsacalis
Director
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 2.02.18
(210)-458-5170 (Office)

Visit the
CFAC website


The Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success (TRC)


Serving students who are undecided and/or exploring majors, provisionally admitted students, and learning communities

Leticia Duncan-Brosnan
Executive Director

Sabina Kapoor
Director of Undeclared Advising

Cynthia Rodriguez
Director of Academic Development Program

Karen Roth
Associate Director

Main Campus
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 1.02.02
(210) 458-4694 (Office)

Downtown Campus
Durango Building (DB) 2.114
(210) 458-2838 (Office)

Visit the
TRC website


Intercollegiate Athletics


Serving all athletes in determining NCAA eligibility and progress

Colin Howlett
Assistant Director
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 1.02.12
(210) 458-4165 (Office)

Visit the
Athletics website


Learning Communities

The Honors College


Serving all students participating in the Honors Program regardless of classification

Dr. Ann Eisenberg
Associate Dean
John Peace Library (JPL) 4.02.10
(210) 458-4106 (Office)

Visit the
Honors College website


University Health Professions Office


Serving students interested in the Health Professions

Alan Vince
Director
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 3.02.10
(210) 458-5185 (Office)

Visit the
University Health Professions Office website


Multidisciplinary Studies Advising


Serving Multidisciplinary Studies (MDST)

Mr. John Niemi
Academic Advisor II
Main Campus
Multidisciplinary Studies Building (MS) 4.01.67

For Appointments, call (210) 458-4302


Academic Advising Syllabus
To offer academic advising and guidance to empower students to realize their full potential, the Undergraduate Advising Centers offer services to undergraduate students that will allow them to be successful in their academic endeavors. Please see the Academic Advising Syllabus for more information.

Advising Fees
Academic Advising at UTSA is supported by student advising fees. The fees are listed in the UTSA Information Bulletin that is published each academic year as well as the Schedule of Classes. Academic Advisors are housed in professional staff advising centers serving the various student populations as listed below.

Contacting Advisors
Please be aware that some information about a student's educational record can not be disclosed by email unless special authorization has been established or student contacts advisor through student's myUTSAmail account.

Graduate Advising
Graduate Advising Information is available on the The Graduate School's Academic Advisor Page.