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Academic Advising

An academic advisor is a partner in a student's academic journey as they move through and graduate from Texas A&M University. An academic advisor is a reliable source of information about majors, one who can help students explore their interests, consider alternative majors, select courses, develop a degree plan, and meet degree requirements. Academic advisors can connect students with academic and personal support programs, co-curricular opportunities, and career options. 

OSS Advising Services

The Office for Student Success Help Desk will provide virtual appointments for the start of  January 2022. Any current student can schedule an appointment with the OSS Help Desk advisors during the designated advising hours below. Instructions on how to book an appointment in Navigate can be found below.

How To Schedule with OSS Help Desk Advising
Former students seeking advising can email to schedule an appointment with an OSS Help Desk advisor.
Advising Hours for OSS Help Desk:                                                                                                  

Advising Hours for OSS Help Desk:
Beginning Monday, January 3 through Friday, January 14
8:30am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Virtual appointments only
Beginning Tuesday, January 18
8:30am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 4:00pm
In-person and virtual appointments available

Virtual Advising Appointments

All virtual advising sessions with OSS Help Desk will be conducted via Zoom. Students will be provided with a Zoom link in their appointment confirmation email from Navigate This link will give them access to their virtual appointment.

In-Person Advising Appointments

Students should check in with the student assistant at the front desk located on the 1st floor of Hotard Hall.
To ensure adequate safety for in-person advising:

  • Students should enter Hotard Hall using the Houston St. entrance and exit the building on Asbury St.
  • All visitors are encouraged to wear face masks as needed.
  • All in person advising sessions will be scheduled to meet on the 3rd floor of Hotard Hall in the advisor’s office. Each advisor’s office allows for enough space to maximize safety of physical distancing.
  • Offices will be cleaned between each advising appointment. The front desk and lobby spaces will be cleaned after any person utilizes that space.
  • The lobby space will only be available to students who are waiting for an upcoming advising session. There will be a limit of students allowed in the waiting area based on physical distance guidelines. Physically distanced seats will be indicated.