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Advising & Retention

FREE Academic advising is available to: 

Freshmen, transfer, returning, and first-time TAMIU students

Student-Athletes
(Including Dance & Cheer)

Multidisciplinary Studies Degree (MDS) and Undeclared


Academic advisors are available 6 days a week to:

  • ensure you are registered for the correct courses in your major, 
  • help you navigate your journey at TAMIU by providing you with relevant academic resources,
  • keep track of your four-year degree plan,
  • transition you to the College/School of your major, and 
  • provide information on key campus resources.  

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Advising Process

  • To find your current Academic Advisor, log-in to DegreeWorks and locate the "Advisor" field. If you do not see an advisor listed, you can request for one by completing the Academic Advising Request Form  or calling 956-326-4YRS (977). 
  • During your advising session, come prepared with materials and questions.
  • For more information about each major, view our online catalog.

Daniela Rodriguez

Daniela Rodriguez
ACE Associate Director
956.326.4YRS | ZSC 138 

Meet with
Daniela Rodriguez

Astrid Hernandez

Astrid Hernandez
Coordinator for Undergraduate Academic Advising
956.326.3132 | ZSC 138

Meet with
Astrid Hernandez

Juan Balderas

Juan Balderas, Jr.
Academic Success Coach II
Lead Advisor
956.326.2801 | ZSC 138

Meet with
Juan Balderas

Ithiel Benavides

Ithiel Benavides
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Kinesiology
956.326.2992 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Ithiel Benavides

Daniela Maldonado

Daniela Maldonado
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Transfer
956.326.2785 | ZSC 138

Meet with
Daniela Maldonado

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R
achel Flores
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: COAS Humanities
956.326.2993 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Rachel Flores

Itzamara Flores

Itzamara Flores
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Business
956.326.2978 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Itzamara Flores

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Juan Hernandez

Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: MDS
956.326.2970 | ZSC 222

Meet with
Juan Hernandez

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Denise Cortes
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: DE
956.326.2994 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Denise Cortes

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Gabrielle Prather
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Education & Music
956.326.2922 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Gabrielle Prather

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Alexandra Gutierrez
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Pre-Nursing
956.326.2887 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Alexandra Gutierrez

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Julio Dominguez
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Undeclared/Undecided
956.326.2885 | ZSC 138

Meet with
Julio Dominguez

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Alissa Bernal
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: COAS-STEM
956.326.4222 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Alissa Bernal

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Milagros Aguilar
Academic Success Coach I
Specialty: Student Athletes
956.326.4222 | ZSC 101

Meet with
Milagros Aguilar

For additional information regarding advising, contact advising@tamiu.edu, call 956.326.4YRS (4977), or visit Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 101.


ACE - Advising & Retention
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 101
956.326.4YRS (4977)
advising@tamiu.edu  

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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 - 6 p.m.