Academic Advising - University of Houston
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While the University of Houston has taken precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Valenti undergraduate advising office is continuing academic advising by offering online/remote appointments through e-mail. Students can schedule an online/remote advising appointments through the Navigate app or email advising questions (e.g. major or minor planning, summer/fall enrollment, academic probation advising or review of degree requirements) to their major advisors.
 
Finally, walk-in appointments are discontinued until further notice. All appointments can be scheduled via Navigate.

Our Team

Our advisors are committed to helping get the most out of your education. Each student is assigned an advisor upon enrolling at the Valenti School.

Our advisors have a specific area of study and advise all students of that major:

Ms. Trever Thomas

Academic Advisor II
tlthomas5@uh.edu

Majors:

  • Undecided
  • Public Relations
  • Org/Corp Communications
  • Strategic Communication

Ms. Jocelyn Saldierna

Academic Advisor I
jsaldier@central.uh.edu

Majors:

  • Advertising
  • Integrated Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Communication Studies

Mrs. Erene Alexander

Academic Advisor I
eralexand@central.uh.edu

Majors:

  • Journalism
  • Health Communication

Mr. Adam Capps

Academic Advisor I
acapps@central.uh.edu

Majors:

  • Media Production
  • Media Studies
  • Film Studies minor

For general advising questions, students can also email ateamvsc@uh.edu to contact our advising team.

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Current Students

    I need to meet with an advisor. What do I do?
    You can schedule your appointment through your myUH account. Appointments cannot be scheduled by advisors or staff at the front desk.

    For a brief advising session, you might also choose to attend a Walk-in Wednesday session.

    When does the advising schedule open?

    The advising schedule generally opens for appointments every Friday at 9:00 AM. We open one week of appointments at a time. Please keep an eye on appointment availability throughout the week.

    Which advisor do I schedule an appointment with?

    Please advising appointment with your primary advisor. To see your primary advisor, visit your myUH account.

    Available slots are shown in blue hyperlink on Advisors’ calendars. Check your email for confirmation of your appointment once you've scheduled it.

    I scheduled an advising appointment but can't remember for when. How do I find out?

    You can view your scheduled appointment online. After logging into myUH, visit UH Self Service > Advising > View My Appointments

  • Undeclared Students

    As an intending COMM student, how do I get an appointment?

    1. Login via CougarNet or PeopleSoft > UH Self Service (gold icon) > Advising > Appointment With Advisor > click tab for Appointment with Other Advisor
      • Academic Career:
        • Select UnderGraduate (let page load)
        • Select Major (let page load)
      • Academic Program: Select CLASS Undergraduate (let page load)
      • Academic Major: Select from drop-down menu as follows:
      • Majors by Code:
        • Communication-Advertising, BA (Advertising)
        • Comm-Org/Corp Comm, BA (Corporate Comm)
        • Comm-Health Comm, BA (Health Comm)
        • Integrated Communication, BA (Integrated Comm)
        • Comm-Interper Comm, BA (Interpersonal Comm)
        • Comm-Journalism, BA (Journalism)
        • Comm-Media Prod, BA (Media Production)
        • Comm-MP/Media Stds, BA (Media Studies)
        • Comm-Public Relations, BA (Public Relations)
    2. Click Schedule Appointment with Other Advisor > Select Advisor