Academic Advising

How do I sign up for an appointment with Dr. Saldivar?

Dr. Saldivar will pass out sign-up sheets in class during the first month of the semester. He will offer meeting times various days of the week and at various times of day. If none of the offered times work for your schedule, contact Dr. Saldivar immediately.


Oops -- I signed up in class but I forgot the date and time I chose!

Dr. Saldivar will email you within a few days of your signing up to confirm the date/time of your appointment. If you have to make any changes, you can let Dr. Saldivar know by email.


I signed up for a time but now I need to change it/cancel it/reschedule it!!

If you have to make any changes, you can let Dr. Saldivar know by email.


How long will the meeting last?

Each meeting is scheduled for only 20 minutes; this is because, if you prepare according to Dr. Saldivar's directions, you should not need more than 20 minutes. If you have any specific questions that you need answered BEFORE you can draft your class schedule for next semester, you should contact him in ADVANCE with any questions BEFORE the meeting.

If you have a special situation that requires more time, Dr. Saldivar will be happy to spend more time with you, but you might need to meet a second (or third) time.


What happens in the meeting?

You will walk in with a draft of your class schedule for next semester. Dr. Saldivar will review it with you to make sure you are planning to take courses that fulfill the requirements of you degree AND that you are following the recommended sequence or order of courses as per your major.


Wait - I have to create a draft of my own class schedule BEFORE meeting with Dr. Saldivar?

Yes.


How do I go about creating a draft of my class schedule?

See the section of this guide entitled "What do I need to do to prepare for my meeting?" -- if you started reading this guide from Page 1 and have followed it in order, you will get to that section shortly!


Where will I meet with Dr. Saldivar?

Dr. Saldivar has office space both in Brownsville and Edinburg. See the section of this guide entitled "Where will I meet Dr. Saldivar?" by clicking on "GO TO THE NEXT SECTION" (below).


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