COVID-19 Temporary Advising Procedures
We want to provide you an update on how the EPPS Advising Team is addressing the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As always, the health and safety of our students and university community is our top priority. We anticipate that events will continue to evolve and change due to the national and local updates related to the spread of COVID-19.
It is very important that you continue to monitor your UTD email account so you are aware of timely updates from your EPPS advisors, EPPS leadership, and the President and Provost’s offices.
Same Service. New Expressions.
You can make appointments with your advisors on GenBook and/or via email. To make remote appointments easier for us all, we are now trained in Microsoft Teams.
Once you have scheduled a time in GenBook, we have the ability to send you a Microsoft Team appointment via your UTD email that will include a hyperlink for video chat OR you can call in via the phone number and the conference ID number provided in that email. This provides us a secure and FERPA-compliant method to communicate with you.
- The preferred method for communication is via Microsoft Teams (phone or video chat).
- Phone calls are not recommended right now due to the high level of web traffic and the need to communicate via email or video chat.
- If you have no internet and the ability to communicate in any other format, please call and leave your advisor a message.
Your Advising Team
EPPS Undergraduate Advising is according to student’s last name:
A-F: Sheila Rollerson GR 2.220 972-883-4938 [email protected] G-H: Lynne Boyer GR 2.220 972-883-2839 [email protected] I-Q: Malinda Hicks GR 2.220 972-883-4243 [email protected] R-Z: Lynne Boyer GR 2.220 972-883-2839 [email protected]
On campus physical appointments are not available at this time.
We know this is a stressful time for you all and we are working hard to meet your needs. Please be patient, communicate via email or on GenBook and know that we will get through this together. Please watch your emails carefully and read them as they come in from your advisors and leaders in EPPS and UTD. Stay healthy!
EPPS Advising Appointments
Our team of advisors can help with the following:
- Degree audits
- Major exploration
- Registration advising
- Freshman/new transfer student registration
- Approval for taking courses off campus
Advisors primarily see students on an appointment basis. This will reduce the wait time for you and allow the advisors to prepare for the advising session. Please make an appointment on GenBook.
During high-traffic periods such as the first week of classes and deadline days, walk-ins will be accepted, however, priority will be given to students with appointments.
Advisors are also available by appointment or on a walk-in basis on Wednesdays to help with:
- Course selection
- Coursework difficulties
- Degree requirements
- Study skills
- Time management
Students who are in one of the following categories must meet with their advisor prior to registration:
- New transfer
- Academic probation
- Change of major in the previous semester
Students should plan to meet with their assigned advisor at least once per year.
Student Service Specialists
For general information, our team of Student Service Specialists can help with the following:
- Schedule appointments
- Obtain Add/Drop forms
- Get a copy of your degree plan
- Drop off transcripts and off-campus approvals
- General Information
You can come in on a walk-in basis any day of the week during regular business hours.
Resources and Forms
Learn more about Independent Study
Learn More about Internships
Degree Planning Worksheets (2020)