Undergraduate Advising and Resources
PLEASE NOTE: ALL advising for Liberal Arts students with 61+ hours has moved to the Liberal Arts C.L.A.S.S. Center.
For advising and registration for CRW majors, and all CRW Department Approvals, please contact the CRW advisor in the C.L.A.S.S. Center, Mr. Jesús Ortega, at <email@example.com>.
To schedule your own advising appointment with Mr. Ortega, follow this link: https://calendly.com/jortega4/30min
For other advising issues, please contact the CLASS Center directly, at 915-747-5588 OR <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
(CRW students with 60 or fewer hours should continue to contact the Academic Advising Center for advising. <email@example.com>.)
The CRW Undergraduate Resources team is meanwhile still here to assist you with questions regarding your major or minor. Please email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are monitoring the account Monday - Friday, 9-4, excluding holidays. You should receive a response within 24-48 weekday hours. We do not respond to emails outside of regular business hours.
Important Upcoming Dates:
|Aug 28th||Spring Classes Begin|
|Aug 28th-Sept 1st||Late Registration (fees incurred)|
|Sept 4th||Labor Day Holiday - University Closed - No Classes|
|Sept 13th||Census Day (Last Day to Register for classes)|
|Oct 6th||Graduation Application Deadline|
|Nov 3rd||Fall Drop/Withdrawal Deadline (to automatically receive a "W")|
|Nov 23rd-24th||Thanksgiving Holiday - University Closed - No Classes|
|Dec 7th||Last Day of Fall Classes|
|Dec 8th||Dead Day|
|Dec 16th-17th||Fall Commencement|
|Dec 20th||Grades are Posted to Student Records (students notified)|
Registration for the Spring 2024 term will begin on the following dates, depending on your classification:
|October 16th||Military Affiliated Students|
|October 23rd||Seniors and Graduate Students|
Do you have questions about your major or minor? Contact us today!
Please be aware: All Creative Writing majors ( who have completed 61+ hours) must contact the CRW advisor at the Liberal Arts C.L.A.S.S. Center for advising before you'll be able to register for classes for the next term. Once you've been advised, your C.L.A.S.S. Center advisor will remove your "Advising Hold," which will allow you to register.
Additionally, all students (majors, minors, or otherwise) need "Department Approval" for each Creative Writing class in which you wish to enroll. The CRW advisor in the C.L.A.S.S. Center should provide Department Approval for your CRW classes at the time you are advised. If you are a CRW minor, please contact Mr. Ortega, the CRW advisor, for approvals.
Students with 60 or fewer hours should contact the Academic Advising Center for advising: email@example.com
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Look up my Degree Evaluation
- Go to Goldmine
- Click "Student Records"
- Click "Degree Evaluation"
- Click the selector next to "Program," and then select the next academic term
- Click "Generate Request"
Find Creative Writing (or other) Classes Being Offered for the Next Term
- Go to Goldmine
- Click "Registration"
- Click "Look Up Classes To Add"
- Select the term for which you are seeking classes
- For a Basic Search, select "CRW Creative Writing" and click the "Course Search" button at the bottom of the page. Skip to #7. (For an Advanced Search, go to #6 instead.)
- To search using additional parameters, such as Course Level (such as "undergraduate") or Attribute Type (such as "[BL] Humanities Block Elective"), etc., click the "Advanced Search" button. When the Advanced Search page opens, choose the parameters you want to use for your search, and click the "Class Search" button at the bottom of the page.
- You'll now see a list of classes being offered for the term you chose. Click on the "View Sections" button for any particular class to see the day and time for which it's scheduled, and to see maximum capacity (Cap), Actual enrollment (Act) and remaining seats (Rem).
- Please note: undergraduate courses are in the 1000-4000 range. 5000 level courses (and above) are for Masters or Doctoral students only.
Email Your Professor
- Salutation, Title, and Name
Start your email with "Dear...", followed by the professor's title and name. (ex: Dear Professor Flaubert,...)
Include who you are, what class you are in, and what your question refers to.
- Reason for Email
Explain your question/request and if there are action steps you are asking them to take.
- Be Professional
Use correct grammar. Don't use informal language (emojis, abbreviations, etc.) or include unnecessary details. Capitalize sentences and proper names.
- Sign Off
End with a sign off (Best, Thank You, Sincerely), followed by your full name.
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The Creative Writing Department
- For registration requests and general advising inquiries regarding Creative Writing, contact the C.L.A.S.S. Center advisor for Creative Writing, Mr. Jesús Ortega <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Schedule your own advising appointment with Mr. Ortega here: https://calendly.com/jortega4/30min
- For inquiries regarding your Creative Writing major or minor, write to the Creative Writing Undergraduate Resources Team: email@example.com
- For the Creative Writing major or minor course requirements, go to the Creative Writing Undergraduate Curriculum page.
General Advising Info
- For advising issues, or for a graduation check (for students with 80+ hours): firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions about graduation, or to submit your application for graduation: email@example.com
- For changing (or declaring) a major or minor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For UTEP's Academic Calendars, click here.
- For UTEP Registration & Records, click here.
- For info on schedules, late registration, reinstatement, course drops, withdrawals, and enrollment verification, click here.
- For a Continuation Reinstatement Contract (for students under Probation/Suspension): email@example.com
- For help with issues regarding New Student Orientation (NSO) modules: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For information about the Liberal Arts Secondary Teacher Education Program, click here. For questions, and/or for advising in the LART Secondary Teacher Education minor, write to email@example.com, or contact Dr. Ruben Moreno: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For information on the Community Engagement and Leadership Program, click here, or contact Dr. José Villalobos: email@example.com
- For the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, click here; for ESOL advising, contact ESOL Program Coordinator, Professor Luz M. Garcia-Rochin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For the Office of Study Abroad, including info on various types of programs, FAQs, and more, click here.
- For Frequently Asked Questions about Study Abroad programs, click here.
- To contact the Office of Study Abroad directly, email: email@example.com, or call: 915-747-5664
Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities
- For questions regarding Financial Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For help searching for and applying to fellowships and scholarships, see the UTEP Division of Student Affairs Office of Student Fellowship and Awards page.
- If you are having difficulty or need assistance with class assignments and expectations, please write to your professor.
- For help with writing, contact the University Writing Center. Assistance with brainstorming and prewriting, essay organization, writing and revision strategies, and more.
- For writing advice, guidelines, and resources, with everything from grammar and mechanics to professional resources for creative writers, and much more, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). This is an incredible resource. You should really check it out.
- For info on applying to MFA programs in Creative Writing, see the How to Apply to MFA Programs page.
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Wellness and Support Services
UTEP has many wellness and support services available to help you find your way through many unexpected or difficult circumstances. Contact the resources listed below to get the support you need.
Miners Talk After Hours Crisis Line: 915-747-5302
UTEP Wellbeing Website: a one-stop shop on topics related to student health and wellbeing, meant to connect students, faculty, and staff with offices, services, programs, and events that support six primary areas of wellbeing: physical, emotional, financial, intellectual, environmental, and social.
The Division of Student Affairs has many resources for students, including mental health, financial aid, and medical services. Visit their website for a comprehensive list of services, some of which are included below.
Dean of Students Office: Programs and services for students’ academic and personal success.
Phone: 915-747-5648 or 915-747-8963
Student Outreach and Support (SoS): SoS can help students navigate Academic Difficulties and connect to Basic Needs Resources. Click the above link for more info, or call: 915-747-5648
Counseling and Psychological Services: Counseling appointments, workshops, referrals, and 24-hour crisis line.
Title IX Office: To report Title IX violations (including incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, acts of sexual violence [such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual coercion, stalking, and relationship violence] and other forms of sex discrimination), or to file a complaint about any of the above.
Center for Accommodation and Support Services: Support and accommodations for students with long-term and temporary disabilities.
Office of Financial Aid: Emergency Aid, Tuition and Book Loans, and more.
UTEP Student Food Pantry: Accessible to students with UTEP ID.
Technology Support: Support with computers, internet connection, and other technology. Remote Learning Plan for students attending classes remotely during Covid-19.
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Health and Covid-Related Services
If you think you may have Covid-19, we strongly encourage you to get tested. Contact your doctor or the UTEP Student Health and Wellness Center for recommendations on how to do that safely.
Student Health and Wellness Center: UTEP Student Health and Wellness Center exists to meet the health care needs of UTEP students so you can focus on your studies. As a student you have paid a medical service fee that allows you to be seen at the clinic as often as needed. Office visits are low cost as well as any needed lab tests.
The Student Health and Wellness Center offers the same types of services you can get from your family doctor. Services include general medical care as well as specialty in Women's and Men's wellness exams, Nutrition Services, and STD screening. They also provide routine immunizations and TB testing required by many educational programs at UTEP.
Covid-19 Reporting: If you have tested positive for Covid-19, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please inform UTEP Environmental Health & Safety by writing to: COVIDaction@utep.edu
Environmental Health and Safety: The Environment Health & Safety Office was established to develop, promote and maintain a safe, healthy learning and working environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors at the University of Texas at El Paso. For more info please visit the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.
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