Academic Support Units
As you begin your career you may be faced with many challenges, doubts, and questions. The Academic Advising Center staff is here to help you succeed in your academics.
The above link provides some good advice on what you need to do to take advantage of your advising session. We would like all of our students to follow this advice as they move through their academic careers.
In these pages you will find information tailored for students aspiring to become undergraduate researchers at UTEP, for students already conducting research, and for research faculty mentors. Find out about COURI –who we are and what we do; about undergraduate research participation at UTEP-why, when, how, and with whom; about the COURI proposal competition; and about the annual COURI symposium, publications with undergraduate co-authors, and news events related to undergraduate research.
Students not yet involved in research are invited to learn about the broad range of opportunities available to UTEP students and how to get started. We look forward to working with faculty, students and the entire UTEP community to support and promote high-quality collaborative undergraduate research.
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) has a long-standing history of working with community organizations and partners on a variety of initiatives, programs, and events. The CCE counts on the engagement and participation of faculty, students and other UTEP departments to work closely with nonprofits, public entities, and organized community groups in the El Paso-Cd. Juarez Region.
The Center for Faculty Leadership and Development (CFLD) is a collective aimed at identifying, developing, and supporting faculty-driven initiatives that will enhance not only faculty, staff and student success but also UTEP’s role as a national leader in 21st century public higher education. The CFLD is located at the Faculty Lounge in the Honor’s House, located on Hawthorne Street between the Liberal Arts Building and the Academic Advising Center. Amenities include comfortable seating, wifi, an outdoor patio, a kitchenette, access to water, coffee and tea, and a space where faculty can engage in small group collaboration and discussion.
The Developmental English Program provides quality reading, writing, and critical thinking instruction that prepares students for success in university-level courses and assists students in meeting their educational goals and becoming life-long learners.
The Developmental Math Program Consists of 3 courses and prepares students for college-level work in math. These courses are taught using ALEKS, a web based application.
The Entering Student Program (ESP) focuses on assisting entering first-year and transfer students with their successful transition to The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). ESP offers UNIV 1301 Seminar in Critical Inquiry, teaching sections designated for first-year students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours and sections serving transfer students who are in their first or second semester at UTEP and who have earned 30 or more semester credit hours. UNIV 1301 is a core curriculum course in UTEP’s Component Area Option. ESP also administers learning communities (linked courses) to help students make academic and social connections in their first year at UTEP. Another key component of ESP is the peer leader program, which prepares and supports students who serve as members of the instructional team for UNIV courses.
Extended University is UTEP’s hub for online and other nontraditional academic programs, professional training and education, and community enrichment. We strive to live up to our name – Extended University – by increasing access to UTEP’s outstanding educational opportunities for all who seek them out.
Our three component units provide educational opportunities and services to support both nontraditional students and educators interested in new modes of teaching.
The Graduate School of the University of Texas at El Paso oversees more than one hundred master's degree programs and certificates and 22 doctoral programs and is eager to support you throughout your graduate education. Our team can help you consider your options for graduate education, complete the admissions and enrollment process, make the most of your time in grad school, graduate in a timely manner, and pursue your academic and professional dreams. In addition to our student-centered approach to access and excellence in graduate education, we offer support and information for postdoctoral fellows and graduate faculty.
The MLC provides assistance in challenging core curriculum class sections in order to improve academic performance. Academic support services include tutoring and peer-led study sessions known as Peers Assisting Student Success (PASS) sessions.
The University Honors Program (UHP) is dedicated to providing guidance and support for academic success, personal and professional growth and leadership development to honors students. The Program encourages further enrichment through research, global citizenship, internship exploration, scholarships, service and active participation in student organizations. UHP facilitates the personal growth and development of honors students throughout their collegiate experience by promoting self-responsibility, initiative and lifelong learning.