All students entering college for the first time are required to meet with an advisor. Advisement sessions are scheduled after you have completed
If you are a returning student, it's important to build a relationship with an academic advisor. He or she can help you create a plan and find information that will help you achieve your academic goals.
You may already know that your advisor can help you select courses and plan your class schedule. But an advisor can assist you in other ways, too. He or she can help you:
Academic advisors are available to meet with you throughout the year — not just at registration time. For many students, academic advising is done on a walk-in basis.
During peak advising times (just before and during registration), you may experience extended wait times.
contact us if you have any questions.
Under Texas law (TEC Section 51.907), if you drop too many classes without having an acceptable reason,
your GPA and financial aid could be affected. Be sure you understand how this law may affect you before you drop a class.The law applies to students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including a college in the DCCCD system) for the first time in fall 2007 or later. Under this law, you may not drop more than six classes without an acceptable reason during your entire undergraduate career without penalty.For more information, please see
Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College in the catalog or read
Facts About Dropping Classes. Your academic advisor can also answer questions about this law and how it may affect you.
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Excess Hours: Students should take care when selecting additional courses to be transferred toward a Baccalaureate degree. House Bill 1172 allows an institution to charge the equivalent of out of state tuition for credit hours taken beyond the state limits. It is recommended that students take minimal hours beyond degree requirements to avoid possible higher tuition charges at the institution to which they are transferring.
The state limits for students entering public Texas institutions are: