Remote Advising is available for CHS students - especially in times when face-to-face advising is not an option.
In our current situation, the Student Support Center is providing all services via remote delivery for the health of our community. Below is a guide to how you can access advising and other assistance remotely:
Contacting Advisors: You can reach out to our advising staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current students, please email us from your miners.utep.edu email and include your UTEP ID number (starts with an 8), along with your request. One of our advisors will respond to you via email within 24 business hours to assist. Email is always suggested as the first line of contact to determine the best way we can assist you.
Phone/Video Appointment: Advisors are available to speak with you remotely - via telephone or video chat - to provide assistance. It is advised to email first, as many requests do not require an appointment. To set up an appointment, please call our office at 915-747-7234.
*While the staff is working remotely, the office phone will be forwarded to a Google Voice number. You may be asked to state you name for verification on “Google Voice" while the call is being connected.
Registration Advising: All CHS students must be advised every semester.
- CHS Students who have less than 46 cumulative posted credits are advised by the Academic Advising Center - call them at 915-747-5290 or email email@example.com.
- CHS Students who have 46+ cumulative credits should email their advisor if they wish to be advised via email (contacts below) or can call 915-747-7234 to set up a phone/video appointment with their advisor.
- Kinesiology students with 46+ credits are advised by Alondra Miranda firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rehabilitation Sciences students with 46+ credits are advised by Denise Tovar email@example.com.
- Health Promotion and Public Health students with 46+ credits are advised by Denise Tovar firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Clinical Lab Science and Social Work students with 46+ credits are advised by Denise Tovar email@example.com until they are accepted into the professional sequence of thier majors.
- Clinical Lab Science and Social Work students who have been admitted to or are in the professional sequence of their programs should reach out to their program director if registration advising is needed.
- Current CHS students who wish to change majors must email Assistant Dean Joy Olimpo firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to request release from their current major:
- Student ID #
- Current Major/Minor*/Concentration* (*if applicable)
- Desired Major/Minor*/Concentration* (*if applicable)
- Cumulative GPA
- Earned Number Cumulative Credits
- Phone Number
- Students wishing to change majors IN to a CHS major from another college at UTEP must first get permission from their current college via email (see list below). Once they are released, they should forward their release email to email@example.com to complete the request. Keep in mind that students must have a 3.0 established CGPA to change into the Rehabilitation Sciences major.
- Students’ majors will be changed after they complete a change of major appointment with a CHS advisor (via video, phone, or email). A video advising appointment is strongly suggested for change of majors so that the advisor can go over the details of the degree plan.
Dropping/Withdrawing from a Class - Summer 2020
- Students who elect to drop a summer 2020 course do not need written approval from advisors or instructors. To drop a course, students should simply email firstname.lastname@example.org from their Miners email account and include: (1) their name, (2) student ID, (3) course name (e.g. UNIV 1301), and (4) the course CRN (e.g. 25896).
- Courses dropped through this process will receive a grade of “W” (withdrawal) and will count toward students’ six-course drop limit.
- Any student who has an extenuating circumstance (work, family, medical, etc.) leading them to drop a class should first contact their advisor to determine if the advisor can assist so the course can be dropped without counting towards the six-course drop limit.
Course Substitution Request: To request a substitution for a degree requirement, please email (from your @miners.utep.edu account) the following information to Assistant Dean Joy Olimpo email@example.com:
- UTEP ID
- Email (miners.utep.edu)
- Concentration/Minor (if applicable)
- Required course listed on degree plan - Subject & Number (example “KIN 3313”)
- Requested substitute course – Subject & Number, Grade (if completed) or Semester Planned (examples: “STAT 2480, B” or “STAT 2480, Fall 2020”
- Justification for Substitution Request (why the substitution should be considered)
Students will get an email response once the Department and Assistant Dean have approved or denied the request.
CHS Departmental Course Permissions:
- All HSCI courses require departmental permission, which can be requested via email to Shelby Macias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CLSC 3150 (Medical Terminology) requires departmental permission, which can be requested via email to Dolores Licerio at email@example.com.
Probation & Suspension:
- Current CHS students on academic probation are required to meet with their academic advisor during the semester. These students have been informed of the requirements and how they can set up those appointments via email.
- Students who are not currently enrolled but have below a 2.0 CGPA must apply for reinstatement. The procedure for reinstatement is detailed here: Reinstatement Procedure
- If you have any questions about probation, suspension, or reinstatement, please contact Academic Advisor Denise Tovar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CHS Summer/Fall 2020 Advising Information & Financial Aid Eligibility Information ("The Pink Sheet")
- BS in Rehabilitation Sciences Advising Information ("The Gold Sheet")
- Course Withdrawal Form
- CHS Reinstatement Procedure
- CHS Degree Plans
- Requesting a Graduation Audit
- UTEP Commencement
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information - UTEP