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Frequently Asked Questions

  What are the Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center hours?

Monday - Friday
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Advising Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Appointments strongly recommended.

  What students do the Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center advise?

The Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center advises all freshmen and sophomores. This group includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned prior to high school graduation).

  How do I contact my academic adviser?

Academic advisers are available by phone, through email, and in person by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center in the Bayou Building Suite 1408 at or call 281-283-3087.

  Should I schedule an appointment or are walk-ins welcome?

We highly encouraged students to set an appointment with their adviser; however, walk-ins are always welcome.

  What is academic probation?

Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA each semester. If a student’s cumulative GPA does not meet the required minimum, they will be placed on academic probation.

If an international student is placed on academic probation, they are still able to enroll full-time. Therefore, their visa status (if applicable) will not be in jeopardy. The combination of the student’s semester GPA and cumulative GPA determines their academic standing once they are placed on academic probation. The student will need to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 each semester as an undergraduate to prevent being placed on academic suspension. The student will remain on academic probation until their cumulative GPA meets the required minimum of 2.0 for undergraduates.

  What is academic suspension?

If an undergraduate student is on academic probation, and their semester GPA falls below the required 2.0, they will be placed on academic suspension. If the student is suspended, they will not be able to enroll, audit, or visit classes for a period of time. The restriction timelines are as follows:

  • First suspension – One semester
  • Second suspension – One year
  • Third suspension – Indefinitely
  How often should I make an appointment to see my adviser?

Freshmen and sophomore students are required to schedule and meet at least three (3) times per semester with their assigned adviser until they have reached junior-level standing.

  Do I need to see an adviser prior to registering for classes?

Yes, all freshmen and sophomore students, including students who earned college credit prior to graduation from high school, are required to schedule and meet with an adviser prior to registering, add/drop or withdrawing from UHCL.

  Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Welcome Hawks! Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is the beginning of the MAP to your academic success.

  • Freshman and Sophomore Advising

    Phone: 281-283-3087
    Fax: 281-283-3088

    Bayou Building B1408
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 208
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:

    Fall/Spring Hours
    Monday - Friday, 9am - 3:30pm

    by appointment only