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Advising & Retention

Academic advising is available to: 

First-time freshmen, transfer, honors, and returning students.

Student-Athletes

Multidisciplinary Studies Degree


Academic advisors are here to:

  • help you navigate your journey at TAMIU by providing you with relevant academic resources,
  • keep track of your four-year degree plan, and
  • transition you to the College/School of your major during your sophomore year where you will continue to be guided toward a timely graduation. 

ace students

Advising Process

  • Academic advising services are available in-person and online to better meet your needs.
  • To find your current Academic Advisor, log-in to DegreeWorks and locate the "Advisor" filed. If you do not have a name listed, please complete the Academic Advising Request Form
  • If you are a freshman, student-athlete, or an MDS student, schedule an appointment directly with your assigned Academic Advisor below.
  • During your advising session, you are encouraged to come prepared with materials and questions to ensure time is used efficiently.
  • Registration recommendations are based on your degree plan and published class schedule.

Yadira Ramirez

Yadira Ramirez
Advising Program Manager (Interim)
956-326-2850
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Astrid Hernandez

Astrid Hernandez
Program Coordinator I
956-326-3132
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Meet with
Astrid Hernandez

Juan Balderas

Juan Balderas, Jr.
Academic Advisor I
956-326-2801
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Meet with
Juan Balderas

Ithiel Benavides

Ithiel Benavides
Academic Advisor I
956-326-2992
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Meet with
Ithiel Benavides

Gabriela Chapa

Gabriela Chapa
Academic Advisor I
956-326-2993
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Meet with
Gabriela Chapa

 

Daniela Maldonado

Daniela Maldonado
Academic Advisor I
956-326-2993
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Meet with
Daniela Maldonado

Joe Garza

Joe Garza
Academic Advisor I
956-326-2993
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Meet with
Joe Garza

Jose Serna

Jose A. Serna
Academic Advisor I
956-326-2910
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Meet with
Jose Serna

For additional information regarding advising, contact advising@tamiu.edu, call 956.326.2886, or visit Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 222.


ACE - Academic Support 
Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall 203 & 205
956.326.2884 & 956.326.4ACE (4223)
academicsupport@tamiu.edu 

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 10 p.m.

ACE - Advising & Retention
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 222
956.326.2886
advising@tamiu.edu  

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.