Office Hours & Location
Our office is located in room 3035 (right by the elevator) of the Allen Building. A student can take the #5 Bus out to the Allen Building/Bush School stop. While there is a parking lot right in front of the Allen building, it is a reserved lot. If you have a valid TAMU permit, you can park in Lot 43 (not Lot 41) at any time. Lot 41 is for the Bush Library and you will get a parking ticket if you park there.
Due to the add/drop period, we will offer only walk-in hours (Monday-Friday) until September 3. Our walk-in hours starting tomorrow and ending on September 2 will be 9-11:30AM & 1-4PM. Please note, walk-ins are seen on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the high volume of walk-in advising sessions the office typically experiences on the first week of a semester, some students may experience an extended wait time and it is possible that we may be unable to take additional walk-ins if there is already a high number of students in our queue.
Beginning Tuesday, September 3, we will resume our normal office hours. Walk-in advising sessions are offered Monday-Friday from 1-4PM on a first come, first serve basis. We offer appointment times Monday-Friday from 1-4PM. To access the online appointment system, please click here and select LA-Liberal Arts Undergraduate Advising for the College and then select LA-ECON-Allen Advising Center as the location.
Contacting an Advisor
If you have a question for an advisor, we ask that you only email one, and not all of the advisors with your question or concern. When you email an advisor, please include your Name and UIN. Please also allow 1-2 business days for a reply email from an advisor. If you have an urgent matter, we encourage you to meet with an advisor, as we typically receive a higher volume of emails at the start and end of a semester.
We cannot force students into a course outside of our Department. For such inquiries, please email an advisor in the appropriate Department (ex. A HIST advisor for a HIST course).
Most ECON/ECMT courses are full to their respective capacities. Therefore we are not taking force requests for ECON/ECMT courses except for a few exceptions:
- If you are a potential Fall 2019 graduating senior and are missing courses to help you clear for Fall graduation.
- If you are a student who does not have a full schedule for the Fall.
For such inquiries, please email or visit with one of the advisors ASAP. Please be aware that as advisors, we can never guarantee a student a perfect schedule nor can we guarantee that a student’s academic schedule will work perfectly with their work schedule. However, we are always willing to look into any and all options to ensure a student remains on their current time to degree.
Degree Evaluation System
All students are strongly encouraged to use the degree evaluation system (this is different from the Degree Planner system) via the MyRecord tab in the Howdy website. This system will show a student what they have completed, how currently enrolled courses apply to their degree plan and what they are missing on every part of their degree plan. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, you are strongly encouraged to email an advisor (ex. An ENGL literature course not applying towards the literature requirement of your degree evaluation). Please remember, the degree planner system is a planning tool. However, the degree evaluation system is what is primarily used to verify a student’s current standing/progress towards graduation.
For our new students, here are some instructions on how to access your degree evaluation:
- Click on the MyRecord tab in the Howdy website
- Click “View Degree Evaluation” link
- Click on “Generate New Evaluation”
- After you confirm your program code (ex. BS-POLS), and verify the semester term as “Fall 2019”, click “Generate Request”
- Select “Detail Requirements” and then click “Submit”
If you have taken credit hours through another institution and have yet to have an official transcript sent to Texas A&M, please do so at your earliest convenience. If the institution in question does not send official transcripts electronically, the TAMU mailing address is:
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30014
College Station, TX 77842-3014
If the transcript is for a student who is on track to graduate in December, please have your transcript sent to:
Texas A&M university
PO Box 30018
College Station, TX 77842-3018
We hope this information helps and we hope everyone has a very successful Fall semester!