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Advising Appointments

 

Remote Advising during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Psychology Advising Team is making every effort to ensure that our students still receive quality advising and guidance during what may be a stressful time for students and their families. Advisors will still have appointments available via Navigate for remote advising. Remote advising includes email or phone. When you select your appointment time please read the note that appears while making your appointment and be sure to use your UH email address. Non-UH email addresses, especially Yahoo, may bounce or end up in your SPAM folder. 

If you set up an appointment and do not receive your email advising by the designated appointment time, please call your advisor. With electronic delivery there may be mishaps so always follow up with your advisor if you do not hear from them by the appointed time.

You may also email an advisor any time if you only have a few questions. You can call the main advising phone number at 713-743-8508 with general questions. If you leave a voicemail please clearly state your full name, student ID#, a call back number, and what your inquiry is about.

We want everyone to stay safe and healthy and we hope to eventually see you all back on campus once it is safe to return.

Who are the Psychology Advisors?

Ms. Gabby Coats: gdcoats@uh.edu

Mr. Kyle Bland: kwbland@uh.edu

Ms. Geneva Molina: gmolina2@uh.edu

 

What is Navigate?

The UH Guide app is now Navigate, and along with the new name comes a great new feature for your convenience. Beginning in January 2019, you will schedule all advising appointments right from your phone through the Navigate app.

If you have already downloaded Guide, the update to Navigate will be automatic. Still need to download? Search for "Navigate Student" in the Apple Store or on Google Play, and login with your CougarNet ID and password.

Questions? Email navigate@uh.edu

Below is an example of what scheduling an advising appointment will look like:

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I have a hold on my account and all the appointments are booked. What do I do?

Unfortunately, you will have to continue to check the Navigate app for an open appointment, but you should eventually find one. If you take care of your advising early in the semester you should not have issues finding an appointment. It is your responsibility to take care of your hold in a timely manner. Waiting to meet with an advisor when registration for next semester opens will result in you having to register late.

Psychology is not my intended major. Can you just remove my hold?

No. If you do not intend to major in Psychology, but have not changed your major, you will be required to meet with your intended major advisor and then have that advisor contact the Psychology Department to let us know that you have been advised. Then we can have your hold removed. This is one reason why it is important to change your major as soon as possible if you have no interest in pursuing a degree in Psychology.

What if I am late for my appointment?

If you are 10 minutes, or more, late you will be asked to reschedule. It is your responsibility to make sure you arrive to your appointment on time. You need to plan ahead for traffic, weather, parking, etc. Students that harass the advising assistant, advisors, or staff when told to reschedule will be escorted from the premises by UHPD.

Appointments for distance education students

Distance Education students can email an advisor to request e-advising. E-advising, aka email advising, will consist of the advisor preparing all of the advising documents you would normally receive at a face-to-face appointment and then emailing the documents to the student. The student is required to read and review all of the documents. The student may then send questions to the advisor via email. Once the student's questions have been answered the student will be required to sign all of the documents and email or fax them back to the advisor. Please make sure you include your full name, student ID#, whether you are pursuing a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, and what your intended minor is. You may also send any questions you have prepared so that the advisor can provide the answers to your questions at the time they email you the advising documents. Students that meet distance education status are students who take courses in the following instructional formats: online, hybrid, weekend or evening.

Appointments for students on academic suspension (not probation)

Students who have been placed on academic suspension will not be able to make an appointment through their myUH account. These students are no longer active and will need to apply for readmission to UH. The student must wait until they are contacted by the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) with instructions on HOW and WHEN to schedule their readmission appointment. If the student needs to meet with an advisor before the readmission process to discuss possible courses that may be completed outside of UH while on suspension they should email an advisor for assistance.

Appointments for newly admitted students

Congratulations on being admitted to the Department of Psychology! All newly admitted students must register for an orientation. Information regarding the available orientation dates and times will be provided by the Office of Admissions. At orientation new students will have their first advising session with an advisor and will receive a list of recommended courses to enroll in. Unfortunately, advisors cannot meet with newly admitted students until they have completed the orientation process. After the orientation students will be able to register for courses and may schedule an appointment via the Navigate app for a follow-up appointment with an advisor in the department.

Appointments for former students

Students who have not been enrolled at UH for more than 13 months will not be able to make an appointment through their myUH account as they are no longer active. The student must apply to UH as a former student and wait for their application status to be updated to "Admitted". A status of "Complete" is not the same as being admitted. Once the student's application status has changed to "Admitted" the student will be able to schedule an appointment via the Navigate app.