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Academic

Your number one goal as a student at UH is your academic success – and we’re here to help! Should you find yourself in a stressful situation, we encourage you to visit any of the university resources below. It is also recommended that you connect with your professors and visit office hours to ensure you are staying on top of your studies.

On-Campus Resources

Academic Advising

Should you be needing academic support or guidance, it is best that you reach out to the academic advising staff for your particular program.   To find your academic advisor, the website above provides a complete campus list of academic advisors based on department.

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Student Success Center

LAUNCH, located in Cougar Village 1, is your on-campus academic support center. From peer tutoring, academic counseling, and success workshops – they are committed to helping you be successful in the classroom! Programs vary by week, so check out their schedule for the latest offerings!

University Writing Center

The University of Houston Writing Center provides individual consultations, presentations and workshops for students working on all types of writing. Whether it is your first semester or your last, meeting with a trained writing consultant can provide another perspective on your paper or project that aids you in navigating the writing process from brainstorming to perfecting a final draft and any stage in between. You can make an appointment by visiting writingcenter.uh.edu or by calling (713) 743-3016.

Center for Students with DisABILITES

The Center for Students with DISABILITIES is your on-campus disability support and accommodation office. If you’re needing support in the classroom or communicating with a professor, let the staff at CSD help! Whether it is a permanent or temporary physical impairment, learning disability, or psychological disorder – they can support you. Visit their website or stop by in-person to learn about the intake process and various accommodations available. Please note that students must provide documentation regarding their disability – we encourage you to visit early and often!

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs works with undergraduate students to initiate and process medical and administrative withdrawals in cases where an emergency (either medical or non-medical) interferes with a student’s ability to complete courses. The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs provides assistance with academic policy questions, academic honesty cases, general petitions, medical and administrative withdrawals, tuition rebates, enrollment cap appeals, retention and graduation initiatives, core curriculum issues, and the Undergraduate Catalog. For assistance, contact UAA at uaa@central.uh.edu or by phone at 713-743-9112.

Challenger Program

The Challenger Program is a formally federally funded “Student Support Services” TRIO Project funded by the Department of Education. The Challenger Program is now funded under Student Success Services. Established at the University of Houston in 1987, this program was designed to assist students who are primarily low-income and/or first generation college students to complete their education at the University of Houston. Student participants come from an array of backgrounds that cut across all ethnical/racial, gender and socio-economic boundaries.


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