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Academic advising is every student’s best source of information about academic programs and procedures at the University of Houston. Academic advising services are a vital aspect of the university’s active commitment to students’ academic success. Thus, the university expects all students to participate in the academic advising process throughout their careers here.
Academic advising is necessary to ensure that all newly admitted students are in compliance with university policies and are making appropriate decisions about their academic programs. The Academic Advising Center of Undergraduate Scholars at UH shares advising responsibilities with colleges and departments. All new students wishing to make a successful adjustment to the University of Houston should take full advantage of academic advising services offered through Undergraduate Scholars at UH or the college or department of their majors. Students are expected to become familiar with their program requirements so that they may exercise personal judgment and have a knowledge base for discussing concerns with an advisor.
Continuing and former UH students benefit from regular, routine academic advising as well. Advising is designed to help students make decisions about their educational and career goals. It is an ongoing process that includes but is not limited to assistance in planning each semester’s schedule of courses. Students should meet with their academic advisors at least once every semester to review their academic progress and to make plans for the future.
Students who have been admitted to a particular college or department should seek advising from that area. Other undeclared undergraduate students should contact the Academic Advising Center of Undergraduate Scholars at UH, 832-842-2100, 56 University Libraries, via the back entrance to M.D. Anderson Library, across from the University Center.
ACT Mission Statement
The Advising Coordinators Team (ACT) at the University of Houston serves to evaluate, develop, articulate, and implement academic policies and procedures to foster undergraduate student success by educating students to make informed choices about their academic and professional goals. The ACT serves as a liaison between students, advisors, faculty and administrators by providing tools and knowledge of campus resources for students to reach their maximum potential. In addition, the ACT is committed to the advancement of the advising profession.
UH Advising Mission Statement
The mission of academic advising at the University of Houston is to educate students make informed choices about their academic and professional goals. Advisors provide tools and campus community resources to assist students in reaching their maximum potential, leading to personal and professional growth.