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Academic Advising

Our office focuses on the support and guidance of undergraduate students as they create a plan for their academic pursuits while at Texas A&M and beyond. We work to provide undergraduates with information necessary to make decisions in alignment with their goals, while also helping students fulfill the requirements to attain their degree from Texas A&M.

For our new incoming first-year and transfer students: please be sure to schedule your New Student Conference (NSC) as soon as you’re able. The second day of your conference will primarily be spent with us in Sociology advising to familiarize you with our academic requirements, the program and department, and to aid you with Fall semester registration. Please do not schedule an advising meeting with us prior to your NSC, as individual academic advising will be a part of your NSC experience.

Office Hours (updated for end of Spring Semester 2021)

Weeks of May 10 & May 17

Morning Advising Hours
(9:00 – 11:30 am)
Afternoon Advising Hours
(1:30 – 4:00 pm)
Mondays Virtual Drop-In Hours Appointment Hours
Tuesdays Virtual Drop-In Hours Appointment Hours
Virtual Drop-In Hours
Wednesdays Virtual Drop-In Hours Appointment Hours
Virtual Drop-In Hours
Thursdays Virtual Drop-In Hours Appointment Hours
Virtual Drop-In Hours
Fridays No advising hours Virtual Drop-In Hours

Summer Advising Schedule (May 24 – July 31)

Due to the frequency and demands of New Student Conferences, our advising hours over the summer will be different.

Morning Advising Hours
(9:00 – 11:30 am)
Afternoon Advising Hours
(1:30 – 4:00 pm)
Mondays No advising hours Appointment Hours
Tuesdays Appointment Hours Virtual Drop-In Hours
Wednesdays through Fridays No advising hours No advising hours

 

Virtual Drop-In Advising

These meetings will take place over Zoom.

Current Sociology majors have received the meeting link; non-majors can email a Sociology advisor to receive the meeting link.

Please sign in to these meetings prepared with your questions or concerns.

Advising Appointments

Current students can schedule appointments via the Navigate website or Navigate app. Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. However, if your schedule changes suddenly, you can cancel or reschedule your appointment; we simply ask for as much advance notice as is feasible.

If you would like to declare a major in Sociology, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us after verifying you meet the requirements to change into Sociology.

If you would like to request the addition of a Sociology minor, please verify you meet the requirements to add a minor, then you can submit our online request form. We will review and respond to requests as quickly as possible.

If you are contacting an advisor to be forced into a course that is already full, please note: Sociology advisors will not over-enroll Sociology classes, and can ONLY provide forces into Sociology courses.

*Please note: failure to attend 3 scheduled appointments in one term will result in the loss of access to appointment scheduling in Navigate (for any advisor) for the remainder of the term.*

Please email our office at SOCIadvising@tamu.edu with any general questions or requests you have.

Upcoming Advising Dates & Deadlines to Know

  • May 12: Spring Grades due
  • May 13 – May 25: Fall Open Registration
  • May 14: Sociology Graduation Ceremony (7:30 pm)
  • May 19: Summer Graduation Application Opens
  • May 28 – 31: University Holidays (no advising)
  • June 1: Change of Major Application Opens in Howdy for current/continuing students
  • June 1: Summer I & 10-Week Courses Begin
  • June 1 – 4: Add/drop week for Summer I & 10-week courses
  • June 21: Summer I Deadlines – Q Drop deadline; KINE 198/199 grade mode changes; Withdrawal deadline

Meeting with our Advisors

During advising meetings, our advisors can discuss a variety of topics with you including, but not limited to: 

Our Advisors

Zuleika Carrasco Academic Advisor IV Academic 107 (979) 845-5144 zuleika@tamu.edu Selected Duties:
  • Academic Guidance and Support to Undergraduates
  • Degree Plans, Graduate Clearance, Q-Drops, Minors
  • New Student Conferences
  • Prospective Student Meetings
Ziena Miller Academic Advisor II Academic 107 (979) 845-5144 zmiller@tamu.edu Selected Duties:
  • Academic Guidance and Support to Undergraduates
  • Degree Plans, Graduate Clearance, Q-Drops, Minors
  • New Student Conferences
  • Prospective Student Meetings