Academic Advising

Seibel Learning Center

The SLC provides a comprehensive academic advising experience for students within their first year at TAMUG, as well as General Academics majors.

Who Do We Advise
The Seibel Learning Center houses centralized academic advising services to students from all TAMUG undergraduate majors.  We specifically advise students that fall into the following groups:
  • All incoming undergraduate students entering their first term (freshman and transfer students)
  • All students classified as U1 (ie, students with less than 30 total credit hours), regardless of time spent at TAMUG
  • All students admitted as freshman for their first full year, regardless of classification
  • Students in the General Academics major
If you fall into our advising population, you will see the following advisor based on your major:
Advising Timeline
All students in the SLC advising population are required to get advising once per semester. A hold will be placed on your account each term that will block registration; this hold will be removed upon completion of your term advising.

For current students, advising for the Spring term begins in mid-October. Advising for the Fall term begins in mid-February. Notifications will go out to the official A&M e-mail address of all students requiring SLC advising regularly once the official advising period has been set. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your advisor prior to your assigned registration time; failure to do so will delay your ability to register until you have met with your advisor.

All incoming students are advised for their first term during their New Student Conference (NSC). Any students admitted as Transfer students for a Fall term have the option of completing an advising appointment online in late Spring/early Summer; check your university e-mail address regularly for additional information.
How to Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment with your advisor via TutorTrac.

To schedule your appointment:

  1. Log in with your TAMU Net ID and password:
  2. Go to Search Availability
  3. Select  “ACEN Academic Advising” as the Center
  4. Complete any required search criteria and press "Search"
  5. Select a green colored 30 minute time slot
  6. Select your reason for advising
    • If you are a current student, select "Current Student..." and your visit type
    • If you are an incoming student, select "Incoming Student..." and your mode of advising
  7. Complete any other information and click “Save” to schedule your appointment
Other Campus Advising

Any student that has completed their first year at TAMUG, is no longer classified as U1, and is not a GACD major is advised directly by their academic department. The requirements for advising vary by department, so be sure you check what your specific major requires.

Degree Guides

Guides are a tool utilized during SLC advising sessions, and can be helpful to students in mapping out their degree plans. Degree Guides layout each degree plan by semester in accordance with the major’s catalog information. It indicates pre-requisites and co-requisites to better help students see what to take first and where they are in required sequences. The back of the degree guide additionally lists all currently offered courses that will count towards required core and elective areas. You can download the current degree guide for your major below. Click here for Spring 2019 Interactive Degree Guides.




Degree Evaluation Resources

The Degree Evaluation is a tool TAMU students can access via their Howdy portal. It shows students everything required by their degree program, and what courses they have already completed towards these requirements. If you are unsure if a course you have taken or are registered for will count towards a requirement of your degree, you can check your Degree Evaluation. Anything listed in the ‘General Electives’ or ‘Work Not Applied’ areas does not count towards a degree requirement

Within the Degree Evaluation tool you can also run a What-If Analysis. A What-if Analysis is a degree evaluation that can be run for any major offered by Texas A&M University. This tool can be used by students who are thinking about changing majors and want to know which courses will be generally accepted by their new major.

Degree Planner Resources

Degree Planner is a course planning tool designed to facilitate a timely completion of all requirements needed to earn your degree at Texas A&M University. All TAMU students are required to complete and submit a degree planner every year by the end of September to ensure they understand what is required to stay on track with their degree. If you fail to submit your planner, a hold will be placed on your account preventing registration until you submit.

For additional Instructions on completing your Degree Planner, details on possible errors, and other FAQ, please click here for additional Instructions on completing your Degree Planner.

How to Howdy
The Howdy Portal is a web portal at Texas A&M University that helps students, applicants, faculty, and staff more easily connect to university records and resources. On Howdy, students pay tuition and fee bills, register for courses, and view unofficial transcripts plus much more.

To check out Howdy, visit

Please note that students need to activate their NetID and password in order to access Howdy. Your NetID is used to access your University email, records, eCampus and many other University Systems. Please note when initially choosing your NetID that it will also be your University email address.

Click here for a guide on how to access a variety of registration-related resources & systems on Howdy.
Advising Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of Summer SLC advising, students will be able to:

  • Degree Requirements
    • Understand the requirements for their degree program, including major, core, and university requirements
    • Articulate the primary focus and learning outcomes of their major
  • Campus Resources
    • Utilize relevant areas of Howdy, including ‘Degree Evaluation’, ‘Search Class Schedule’, and ‘Add or Drop Classes’
    • Identify and access limited campus resources as needed

As a result of First Year SLC advising (Fall/Spring), students will be able to:

  • Degree Requirements
    • Demonstrate understanding of degree requirements and degree evaluation
    • Articulate the relevancy of their major coursework to their personal goals
    • Recognize high impact educational experiences, such as internships, study abroad, field experiences, etc, and understand how to fit them within their major
  • Campus Resources
    • Articulate University academic policies and procedures
    • Identify who their advisor will be for the following semester
    • Understand the process of, and resources for, completing their Degree Planner requirements
    • Identify and engage with an array of campus resources
  • Critical Thinking
    • Assess their own academic performance
    • Self-select and register for courses that meet degree requirements and align with personal goals
Additional Helpful Links

Contact Info

Seibel Learning Center
Phone: (409) 741-4343
Fax: (409) 741-4344

MAIN Building (Bldg. 3034)
2nd Floor, Office Suite 206

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday,
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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