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Academic Advising for the College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering Office of Academic Advising is supporting students mainly through virtual and remote service options with minimal in-person staffing.


Appointments must be scheduled at least a day in advance. Academic advisors are providing services through the following methods: 

  • Video appointments through Zoom
  • Phone appointments
  • Email appointments
  • Limited in-person appointments

Schedule an Appointment

Current students may view appointment availability and schedule with their assigned academic advisor through the Navigate App.

For additional assistance, email your assigned academic advisor or call 281-283-3700.

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

Success at University of Houston-Clear Lake can be yours – and it starts when you reach out for assistance when you need it. The Academic Advising team in the College of Science and Engineering helps you reach your educational goals by providing you crucial tools, resources and guidance.

Academic Advisors

  • Kialyn Yendell, Director of Academic Advising:, 281-283-3712
    • Undergraduate Majors: Mechanical Engineering, student last names starting with T-Z, and Pre-Engineering, temporarily advising Biology B.A./B.S. students last names D-G
    • Graduate Majors: Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Occupational Safety & Health, Physics, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Certificate students
  • Beryl Ricard, Senior Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3713
    • Undergraduate Majors: Information Technology and Environmental Science; temporarily advising Biology B.A./B.S. students last names A-C
    • Graduate Majors: Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Statistics
  • Deena Branch, Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3091 
    • Undergraduate Majors: Biology B.A. 7-12 students, Biology B.A./B.S. students last names M-Z, Mathematics, Physics, and CSE Undeclared; temporarily advising Biology B.A./B.S. students last names H-L 
  • Michelle Gutierrez, Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3710
    • Undergraduate Majors: Mechanical Engineering students A-S, Occupational Safety & Health; temporarily advising Computer Engineering students last names N-Z 
  • Natalie Olivarez, Academic Advisor:, 281-283-3700
    • Undergraduate Majors: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and Chemistry; temporarily advising Computer Engineering students last names A-M 
  • Morgan Diehl, Peer Advisor:

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.

Undergraduate and graduate students are seen by appointment with their assigned academic adviser. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance and will be cancelled if a student is more than 10 minutes late. To make an appointment download the Navigate app, come by the CSE front desk or call 281-283-3711.


  • College of Science and Engineering

    Phone: 281-283-3700
    Advising: 281-283-3711

    Bayou Building 3611
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 415
    Houston, TX 77058-1002