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Student Information for
Successful Advising in CPS

  • Be prepareted and asked questions!
  • CPS advising is done on a walk in basis, no need for an appointment.
  • You are not assigned an advisor and may see whomever you’d like at the times posted on the advising schedule.
  • Be courteous to your fellow students by keeping your session to 20 minutes when there is a wait.
  • The CPS advising center and advisor offices are a "No Cell Phone Zone". Please switch your cell phone to vibrate or off, and out of respect, no texting during your session.

Learning your eDP:

  • Review your degree plan carefully.
  • Double check your transfer work.
  • Review all graduation requirements.

Preparing for Your Advising Session:

  • Check the academic calendar online at for all deadlines.
  • Graduation deadlines are also posted outside of the CPS office
  • Double check your registration deadlines.


  • Become familiar with your GatorMail.
  • All CPS advising correspondence is sent only to your Gatormail. This includes declaration information, waiver decisions, scholarship information, graduation, and commencement approvals.
  • Advising questions are only answered through Gatormail.

Utilize Your Resources:

  • Review the UHD catalog online at and click on Course Catalog
  • Familiarize yourself with the CPS advising website located online at
  • Visit the UHD Career Services office in N340 or online at

Department Services:

  • There are 2 departments in the College of Public Service
  • Urban Education Department located at C440, 713-221-2759
  • Criminal Justice Department located at C340, 713-221-8943
  • Internships, Special Projects, and Portfolio’s are coordinated through the departments.
  • Closed sections and grade disputes are handled by the department.
  • Grade Appeal Form can be obtained at

Revised 9/2011
Last updated or reviewed on 4/18/12

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