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Academic Advising

Academic Advising is an important resource for students at Texas A&M University at Qatar.  Academic advisors are key in assisting students to achieve academic success by providing academic guidance and counseling.  Students are required to meet with an academic advisor for preregistration advising each semester, but are encouraged to meet as needed to take advantage of their experience and expertise.  While it is the student’s responsibility to ask for assistance, our academic advisors are able to identify additional needs and connect students to campus resources.

Mission

The primary mission of the Academic Advising Office at Texas A&M University at Qatar is to provide academic advising and support that will guide each student to develop their educational and personal goals.  The development of these strategies will serve students throughout their academic and professional career. Individualized relationships between students and advisers encourage an environment of open communication and trust.

Academic Advising for Spring 2019:
23 September - 25 October, 2018

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE ADVISING PROCESS BY 25 OCTOBER WILL RESULT IN BEING INELIGIBLE TO REQUEST LIBERAL ARTS SCHEDULE CHANGES DURING PRE-REGISTRATION REQUEST WEEK.

Advisor assignments:

 

CHEN

ECEN

MEEN

PETE

AGP

Freshmen

Phylicia French

Phylicia French

Phylicia French

Phylicia French

Ryan Scheffler

Sophomores

Phylicia French

Phylicia French

Phylicia French

Phylicia French

 

Juniors

Ryan Scheffler

Ryan Scheffler

Ryan Scheffler

Ryan Scheffler

 

Seniors

Ryan Scheffler

Ryan Scheffler

Ryan Scheffler

Ryan Scheffler

 

Registration Information

TAMUQ 101: Navigating Your First Year

Advising FAQ’s

  • How can an academic advisor help me?
    • Academic advisors are a good place to start for any questions or concerns you have about courses, student rules, course loads, degree requirements, and anything else you might be wondering. If your advisor doesn’t know the answer to your question, they can help you find it! 
  • How does advising work at Texas A&M at Qatar?
    • Academic advising is a partnership between the Academic Advising Office and the academic programs. In addition to a staff Academic Advisor, students also meet with an assigned faculty advisor in their major.  The advising process  has three steps:
      • Schedule and meet with an Academic Advisor to get your advising plan for the next semester.
      • Schedule and meet with your assigned Faculty Advisor for your major/classification; have your Faculty Advisor approve and sign your advising plan.
      • Return your signed advising plan to the Academic Advising Office in order to have your advising hold lifted. 
  • When should I meet with my advisor?
    • All students are required to meet with their advisor each semester for preregistration advising. This will ensure your courses are planned in the correct sequence, prerequisite requirements are met, and you are on track for your chosen degree plan.  Students should also meet with an advisor in order to discuss major changes, minors, or general academic questions.  Advisors will also occasionally request to meet with a student for various reasons, as they identify a need.
  • What happens in an advising meeting?
    • Advisors will discuss your current courses, to make sure everything is going well; if not, they can assist you in finding resources for tutoring, writing support, academic coaching, counseling… whatever is needed. Your advisor will also discuss course planning for the next few semesters, to ensure that you are progressing through your coursework in a timely fashion, and meeting all degree and graduation requirements specific to your major and academic catalog.
  • What should I bring to my advising meeting?
    • Your degree plan, and any notes you may have from previous meetings
    • A list of questions you have for your advisor
    • A list of academic goals and any concerns you want to discuss with your advisor
  • How do I schedule a meeting with my advisor?
    • Advising meetings may be scheduled online through the Sundial appointment scheduling system: https://sundial.tamu.edu/tamuq/
    • You should select your advisor from the drop-down menu, then select your preferred advising time from the available appointments. You may also use this system to cancel or reschedule appointments as needed.
  • What if I don’t see my advisor? What happens?
    • You are blocked from registering for courses for subsequent semesters until you have completed the full advising process. Once the process has been completed, the registration hold will be lifted.  You are encouraged to schedule their advising meetings early during the advising period to avoid any last-minute issues or registration problems.
  • What’s the best way to reach my advisor?
    • Email is the best way to reach your advisor. Please make sure you include your full name and UIN in each message, so your advisor can respond to the correct student. 
    • If an advisor needs to reach you, s/he will contact you via your Texas A&M University at Qatar email address, so please make sure you check it frequently. This address is the official means of communication for any important information.