Texas Tech University

Academic Advising Services

The office of Academic Advising Services is a branch of the Student Services Office that works with students from New Student Orientation through Graduation. The office maintains the permanent file for all the students in the College, works with Chairpersons and Program Directors on catalog context, degree plans and audits, course substitutions, course offering updates, and registration guidelines.

As an assistance to the Academic Dean, the office is the liaison from/to the office of the Registrar preparing and distributing letters for the Academic Dean. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Faculty/Instructors direct interaction with Advising:

  1. Absence memos – from faculty to student notifying them of the # and drop dates (Raiderlink faculty page)
  2. Absence letter – from student to faculty notifying them of the absence and placing the documentation in the file
  3. Incomplete Grade form (Raiderlink faculty page)
  4. Change of Grade form (Raiderlink faculty page)
  5. Override form approvals (form available in department offices or advising office)
  6. 6. Consent of Instructor forms – add late or take without or concurrent with pre-requisite etc. (form available in department offices or advising office)

Indirectly through the Department office: (some items on the original form have been deleted – use this list)

  1. Notice of low enrollment classes that change to 4000  so that we can make the substitutions for the course on the degree plan
  2. Override form approvals
  3. Practicum authorizations (i.e., HDFS 4314)
  4. Authorization for certain classes (i.e.,  ID 1382, 2383 enrollment management)
  5. 20th Class Day Lists  to Instructors

Academic Advising Services does NOT:

  1. Enter or change the department courses in the system
  2. Approve or enroll students in Individual Study or Internships.