Advising & Enrollment


Once accepted for admission, please review our New Student Guide

Before you are allowed to register for classes, you must go through advising. Each department and program has a different set of rules for their advising procedure. Please contact your program advisor for more details or to set up an appointment. Please note that until you go through advising, you will have a hold on your record which will prevent you from registering for classes.

Advisor's Handbook 


Once you have gone through advising and are cleared for registration, you are ready to enroll in your classes. You can view this schedule online . You can register for classes in person or online. If you would like to register in person, you need to go to the Academic Services Building, with a completed registration form and your UTEP ID. Be advised that if there are any holds on your account you will have to clear them up with the department that set those holds in effect, before you are allowed to register. You may also use the Goldmine web site to register.

The Office of the Registrar maintains a calendar with registration dates and deadlines.



All newly admitted doctoral students are required to meet with their doctoral program advisor and sign a New Doctoral Student Milestones Agreement during the first semester of enrollment in the program. The purpose of the New Doctoral Student Milestones Agreement is to ensure that doctoral students are aware of the academic milestones they are expected to reach in order to earn their doctoral degree.

Students are expected to reach each academic milestone within a specified time period in order to make satisfactory progress through the program. The program's graduate studies committee will provide all students with annual, written evaluations and feedback on milestones that should have been met. Students who are not making satisfactory progress will be granted one full academic year to reach missed milestones. At the conclusion of the probationary period, the graduate studies committee will assess progress made and recommend continuation or dismissal from the program.

Press Release: New agreement for Ph.D. students to shorten time to degree completion

Links to Doctoral Milestones Agreement Forms:

Links & Forms

 Other Tools to Track Degree Progression

For graduation instructions, thesis & dissertation guidelines, and related forms, see How to Graduate