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Academic Advising for College of Human Sciences & Humanities

While the university is operating under Code 1 conditions, the HSH Office of Academic Advising will support students through a hybrid service delivery system. Our staff and services are accessible remotely online, through academic advising appointments by Zoom video, by phone, and by email. You may make an appointment with your assigned academic advisor now through the Navigate mobile app.

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.

Visit the Office of Academic Advising for the College of Human Sciences and Humanities for help in exploring and achieving your academic, career and personal goals. Academic advisors are available to help you navigate the paths of UHCL by providing accurate and timely information, linking you to various campus resources and empowering you to understand your academic standing and the tools available to you.

With the Office of Academic Advising you will be assigned your own academic advisor who is there to aid you throughout your college experience. Your academic advisor can help with many things, such as:

  • Choosing your degree plan and concentration.
  • Declaring your minor.
  • Major specific coursework.
  • Graduation.
  • Graduate school.

You may meet with your assigned academic advisor by appointment only. To make an appointment, download the Navigate app, come by the front desk in Bayou 1615, or call 281-283-3333. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance and will need to be rescheduled if a student is more than 10 minutes late.

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.

Additional Information for HSH Graduate Students

Students pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities meet with assigned faculty advisers to receive academic advising. The program faculty advisers work closely with graduate students to align coursework and career goals while connecting students to important resources and experiential opportunities. Faculty advisers always work closely with graduate students in deciding which master's capstone experience is best as the culminating experience of their degree. Faculty advisers should be contacted directly for appointments. The HSH Office of Academic Advising does not make appointments for faculty. The Office of Academic Advising is available to graduate students to assist you with various administrative processes of the university and your graduate program.

Academic Advisers and Office Staff

  • Jason Barkemeyer, M.Ed., Coordinator of Academic Advising
    • Undergraduate Majors: Arts & Design and Communication
    • Temporarily Advising: Literature, Humanities

  • Alisha McCracken, M.S., Senior Academic Adviser
    • All HSH Graduate Majors
    • Undergraduate Majors: Social Work, Undeclared (Last name M-Z)

  • Summer Crawley. M.Ed., Academic Advisor
    • Undergraduate Majors: Communication, Fitness & Human Performance

  • Gianna Gibson, B.A., Academic Advisor
    • o Undergraduate Majors: History, Psychology (Last name A-L), Undeclared (Last name A-L)

  • Tracy Rider, M.M., Academic Advisor
    • Undergraduate Majors: Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Public Service Leadership, Sociology
  • Allison Watson, B.S., Academic Advisor
    • Undergraduate Majors: Criminal Justice & Criminology, Geography, Psychology (Last Name M-Z)
  • Kristina Johnson, Peer Advisor
    • Quick Answer Desk, Freshman Connections to Academic Advising
  • Jennifer Roberts, Administrative Assistant III
    • Front Desk Operations, Office Email
  • Maria Olivares Alcolea, Office Assistant

HSH Office of Academic Advising Hours

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

Appointments only. Walk-in not allowed.

  • HSH Dean's Office

    Phone: 281-283-3300
    Bayou Building 1529
    2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 416
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    HSH Office of Academic Advising

    Phone: 281-283-3333
    Bayou Building 1615