1. How can I set up an appointment to see an advisor?
You can set up an appointment to see an advisor by calling the Student Support Center at 747-7234. Appointments are required for students who are changing majors into the College of Health Sciences, exploring Health Sciences majors, on academic probation or suspension, seeking reinstatement, or who need assistance with the ROTC 104-R form. All other inquiries can be seen during walk-in hours.
2. Can I come in as a walk-in if I can't make an appointment?
Yes. We have Walk-In Hours are 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM on specific days. Please view the Calendar for walk-in availability. However, you MUST call 747-7234 to schedule an appointment if you are changing majors into the College of Health Sciences, exploring Health Sciences majors, on academic probation or suspension, seeking reinstatement, or need assistance with the ROTC 104-R form.
3. Do you have to be a UTEP Student or College of Health Sciences student to see an advisor?
No. We will assist anyone who has questions about the College of Health Sciences and its majors. However, we can only advise and remove advising holds for students currently enrolled in a major under the College of Health Sciences.
4. Do I have to see an advisor in person in order to be advised?
Not necessarily. The Student Support Center offers both Group Advising and Email advising to students. An email is sent each semester providing students with information regarding both forms of advising for the student to select the option which best suits their needs.
5. I came in for advising last semester? Do I need to be advised again?
Yes. All students in the College of Health Sciences must be advised each semester.
6. Will I always be advised by the advisors in the Student Support Center?
No. Freshman students are initially advised through the Academic Advising Center (AAC) up to 29 credit hours. All other students are advised by the Student Support Center until they enter their major coursework or have completed their pre-curriculum plan. When students enter their major coursework in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, or Social Work, they are advised within their respective departments by faculty advisors.
7. Can I become a medical doctor through the College of Health Sciences?
Yes and no. Currently, in order to become a medical doctor one has to receive a degree from a 4 year medical college. Most 4 year medical colleges require a 4 year undergraduate degree along with a number of other prerequisites. That being said, yes, a student could receive a 4 year bachelor's degree from UTEP in one of the undergraduate majors offered by the College of Health Sciences and complete the necessary prerequisites to apply to medical school. We recommend that students seeking to enter medical school speak to the Medical Professions Institute (academics.utep.edu/mpi) for assistance.
8. Does the College of Health Sciences offer Bachelor's degrees in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, or Speech-Language Pathology?
No, there are no bachelor’s degrees offered for these programs at UTEP. The College of Health Sciences currently provides a pre-professional program for Speech-Language Pathology. Please note that pre-professional program do NOT award students with a degree of any kind.
9. I am interested in Physical Therapy, is there a pre-Physical Therapy program at the College of Health Sciences?
No. The College of Health Sciences does not offer a pre-professional program for Physical Therapy.
10.Do you handle advising for nursing students?
No. Advising for nursing students and questions about the Nursing program are handled by the School of Nursing Advisor. Please call 747-7273 for more information.