The mission of academic advising in the College of Public Service is to assist students in relating their needs, values, abilities, and goals to the educational programs of Urban Education and Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown.We believe that a successful system of academic advising is highly dependent upon a shared commitment of students, faculty and staff to the process and the availability of timely, accurate information.

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UHD College of Public Service

Advising Center

Our mission is to help students relate their needs, values, abilities, and goals to the educational programs of Urban Education, Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown. We believe that a successful system of academic advising is highly dependent upon a shared commitment of students, faculty and staff to the process and the availability of timely, accurate information.

Because our UHD College of Public Service Advising Office advisors know all of the university's resources, once they understand a student's particular needs and goals, they can bring these elements together to develop meaningful educational plans. Each department encourages students and advisors to engage with one another on an individual basis and work together to develop a unique, individualized academic plan based upon a student's respective strengths, weaknesses, education background and goals.

We view our student/advisor relationship as an on-going conversation that transcends course selection, and assist students as they explore the breadth of the curriculum, experience college life, focus on their chosen major or minor concentration and prepare for life after college. Our advisors are committed to providing the individual advice and assistance students need at every step throughout their degree programs.

Many of the jobs in the Public Service sector may qualify for a federally funded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Frequently asked questions:

Contact Us

UHD College of Public Service Advising Office
1002 Commerce Street Suite 420
Houston, Texas 77002

Advising Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Holidays

Call us today for
an appointment
713-221-8906

Fax: 713-223-7424

Anna Esparza, B.S.
Assistant Director of Advising Services
esparzaa@uhd.edu
713-226-5202
Office: C-420E

Lee Smith III,
Academic Advisor II
smithl@uhd.edu
713-221-5081
Office: C-420F

Terrilyn Ratcliff, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor III
ratclifft@uhd.edu
713-221-2721
Office: C-420H

Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor. For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission page.

Last updated or reviewed on 10/6/14

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