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Academic Advising for the UHCL College of Business

While the university is operating under Code 1 conditions, the College of Business Academic Advising Office will support students through a hybrid service delivery system. Academic advisors are providing services online, by phone, and by email. 

If you are on campus and need immediate assistance, please visit the first floor of the Student Services Classroom Building (SSCB), Room 1102 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.


Academic Advising services are available by email, phone, and video (Zoom). To schedule an appointment, download the Navigate App or email  Please make note of your specific questions in the Comments section of Navigate so we can best prepare for your appointment.

Advising Resources

We want to provide you the necessary tools to succeed at UHCL.

Advising Procedures


All undergraduate students are assigned an academic advisor when they are admitted to their program of study. To schedule an appointment, download the Navigate mobile app.

  Transfer Students

If you are an incoming undergraduate transfer student entering your first semester at UHCL with 12 or more hours, you should contact Transfer Advising or Off-campus Advising if you intend to take classes at the Pearland campus or Texas Medical Center.

As a new transfer student, you will be required to attend an advising session prior to registering for classes. We do this to ensure you have a smooth transition from your previous institution to UHCL. Your adviser will work collaboratively with you to develop a realistic course load and recommend appropriate classes for your chosen major in your initial semester.

  International Students

If you have questions about your experience as an international student at UHCL, you should connect with International Advising. The International Advisers within the Office of International Admissions and Programs can assist you with questions about full-time enrollment requirements, restrictions on working in the U.S., traveling around the U.S. and other rules and responsibilities connected to your immigration status.

For questions related to your chosen undergraduate major, you should connect with your assigned academic adviser. All undergraduate students should download the Navigate mobile app to schedule an advising appointment.

If you are a graduate student then you should connect with the college advising center to determine your advising options.

  Graduate Students
   You will be assigned an adviser by the department for your degree plan.

Our Advisers

We are here to support your academic achievements! To schedule an advising appointment, you can email at or call us at 281-283-3110.

  • Sarah Rose Ali, MA - Senior Academic Advisor:, 281-212-1720
    • Majors: Healthcare Administration, MHA/MBA and Healthcare Services
  • Hien Franklin, MBA — Senior Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3136
    • Majors: MBA, MS Finance, Management of Technology Certificate and temporarily advising General Business
  • Toni Rico, MS — Senior Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3112
    • Majors: Environmental Management, Management Information Systems and temporarily advising Marketing
  • Jaime Sosa, MBA - Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3117
    • Majors: Human Resource Management, Legal Studies, Management
  • Patavia Whaley, MHR — Senior Academic Advisor: whaleyp@uhcledu, 281-283-3115
    • Majors: Accounting, Professional Accounting and BS Finance

College of Business Advising Office Hours

Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

  • College of Business

    Phone: 281-283-3110

    Bayou Building 2111
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 292
    Houston, TX 77058-1002