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What is Academic Advising?
Academic advising involves being guided through which classes a student should take and when they should take them. All students are encouraged to be advised to assure that they are taking classes relevant to their individual degrees. There are five categories of students who fall under mandatory advisement:
  • Students with no SHSU GPA (all new freshmen and transfer students)
  • Students who have below a 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Students subject to TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirements.
  • Students who have 90+ hours, including the current semester. This is to assure that they are on the right track towards graduation.
  • Students who have no major on file and are listed as General Core once they have earned 45 hours.

Undergraduate Students

The Student Advising and Mentoring Center, also known as the SAM Center, offers a wide variety of services for the students of Sam Houston State University including academic advising, enrichment programs, study skill assistance and aid with time management.

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Graduate Students

Graduate students (both masters and doctoral level) can be advised by individual program advisers within their respective departments.