Undergraduate

UBP Academic Advising

Advising

  • Advising Services Overview

    Bauer College is committed to providing quality professional academic advising services to current and prospective business majors. For a list of undergraduate business academic advisors, populations served, direct contact information, and locations, see: http://www.uh.edu/provost/students/advising/#business.

    Additional resources may be found on the Office of the Provost advising website: http://www.uh.edu/provost/students/.

    Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. General advising questions are answered via email (bba@uh.edu), phone (713-743-4900, option #6), or in person at the front desk in 262. Pre-business and declared business majors may make an appointment via their "myUH" account (advisors post appointment schedules on Thursdays after 4 pm for the following week). Prospective students may email bba@uh.edu to schedule an appointment.

    Students are encouraged to complete a follow-up email survey to evaluate their advising experience in order to help us improve our services. For advising concerns and unresolved issues, students may contact the following:

    Name Position Phone Dept. Email Room

    Frank W. Kelley

    Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs

    713-743-4912

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    fwkelley@uh.edu

    MH 223A

    Brent Spraggins

    Director, Pre-Business

    713-743-4903

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    bspraggins@uh.edu

    MH 262A

    Asha Thomas

    Director, Major Advising

    713-743-8963

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    asha@uh.edu

    MH 223D

    Joyce Williams

    Program Director, Prospective Students

    713-743-3908

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    joycewilliams@uh.edu

    MH 262G

    Sarah Gnospelius

    Administrative Director of Bauer Honors Program

    713-743-5205

    Office of Undergraduate Business Programs

    sjgnospelius@uh.edu

    MH 250A

    Tiffany Woods

    Accounting

    713-743-5004

    Accountancy & Taxation

    tmwoods@bauer.uh.edu

    CBB 304E

  • Prospective business students

    Freshmen, Transfer, and International: Prospective business students who have never taken courses at UH are encouraged to visit our comprehensive prospective student website, which includes step-by-step application guides, downloadable degree plans, transfer equivalency information, mandatory orientation and academic advising information, and more! Current UH students who want to become business majors: Current UH students who wish to become business majors are encouraged to view the change of major requirements listed online or for additional information contact an advisor at bba@bauer.uh.edu.

  • Pre-business students

    Pre-business advisors see students by appointment only through myUH.  Pre-business advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.

  • Declared Major students

    Declared business majors can make an appointment only through myUH. Declared Major advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising, graduation checks and requirements, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.

  • Bauer Honors students

    30-minute sessions by appointment only.  Honors advisors provide assistance with course selection and registration advising as it relates to Honors College curriculum, printing of degree audits, troubleshooting, and information about all other undergraduate business programs and services.

  • Dean's List

    To qualify for this recognition, undergraduate business students must earn a 3.50 minimum grade point average (the grade of S is not counted) on twelve or more semester hours completed during the semester. Students who earn a grade of I (except in a senior honors thesis course), D, F, or U during the semester are excluded from consideration for the Dean's List. Students are recognized by a letter from the Dean.

    Dean's List Reception for Students with a 4.0 Semester GPA

    Students on the Dean's List with a 4.0 semester grade point average who have not yet graduated are invited to a dean's reception and receive a certificate of recognition. In order to encourage timely graduation and recognize academic excellence for part-time students, students who have not yet graduated who complete 9 or more hours in each of the previous two regular semesters and 6 or more hours in summer for a total of 24 semester hours with a 4.0 are also invited to the reception and receive a certificate of recognition.

    The reception for students on the Dean's List from Fall 2016 will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 4-5:30 pm, in 328 UCBB (Insperity Center). Students who have received an invitation to this event may RSVP here.

  • Business Writing Evaluation (BWE)

    One of the requirements to file a degree plan in business is clearing a mandatory business writing evaluation (BWE). The BWE is administered as part of a required course GENB 3302. The prerequisite for GENB 3302 and the BWE is successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1304 or equivalent. Each semester the UH Writing Center offers information sessions on how to prepare for the BWE. Criteria for clearing the BWE is determined by the Bauer College faculty through a representative faculty committee. Evaluation of the BWE is provided by the UH Writing Center.

    Students who do not clear the BWE will be required to attend two BWE writing consulting sessions with the UH Writing Center (the limit of two sessions is only for the BWE consultations; students would still have unlimited sessions for general consulting throughout their time as UH students). In the first consulting session, students would have an opportunity to go over their BWE and areas they could improve, along with recommendations for free online resource guides to study. Students would also be given a sample topic for a practice paper. In the second follow-up session the writing consultant would go over the practice paper to see if they improved, and provide additional feedback before a re-test. For students with more serious writing issues, it would be recommended that they take ILAS 3350 Power Writing before they re-test (ILAS 3350 is a non-business course which prepares students on effective business writing, and which may be used in the student's degree plan as an advanced elective). Students are limited to one re-test per semester, and a total of three attempts unless approved by the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs.

  • Students on Probation, Suspension, or College Academic Notice

    Advisors provide information by appointment only about the requirements and limitations of probation, suspension or CAN status, as well as related support services.  Advisors also provide general advising for course selection and registration, degree audit printing, troubleshooting, and general information.

  • International or Study Abroad students

    30-minute sessions by appointment only. Advisors provide students with information about obtaining business credit through study abroad programs.  Prior to making an appointment, all potential study abroad students are asked to visit the Office of International Studies and Programs to research preferred programs and courses, and bring their findings to the advising session.

Online Services

  • Request to Become a Business Major

    All currently non-business UH students who wish to switch their major to business must fill out an online form (available during specific time periods each semester) and meet all requirements in order to be officially declared as “Pre-business”.  Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.

  • Request to file Degree Plan

    All current Pre-business majors who wish to declare their specific major must fill out a degree plan form (available during specific time periods each semester) and meet all requirements in order to be officially declared.  Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.

  • Request to make Degree Plan changes

    Current business majors with degree plans on file who wish to make changes to their declaration must fill out a degree plan form (available during specific time periods each semester) for the change to occur. Approved requests are effective for the semester following application.

  • Course Prerequisites

    All individual course prerequisites for business course are listed in the University Catalog.

  • Application for Graduation

    Business students who wish to graduate in a given semester must meet all requirements to graduate and should consult the online graduation checklist.

  • GPA Calculation & Resources

    Students (both prospective and current) needing assistance with GPA calculation can use our GPA resources.

262 Melcher Hall Front Desk Drop-off Services

  • VA Paperwork

    Business student veterans in need of required signatures and paperwork related to their VA benefits should present their paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall.  Please allow at least 3-5 business days for processing.

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Appeals

    Business students in need of required signatures and paperwork related to financial aid or scholarship appeals should present their paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall.  Please allow at least 3-5 business days for processing.

  • Request for Consideration of Transfer Course Equivalency

    Business students with domestic or international transfer work that needs to be petitioned for business course equivalency must fill out a General Petition with additional necessary documentation (including course description and complete syllabi) and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. For more information concerning transfer equivalency credit, please visit our transfer page.

  • Enrollment in Special Problem courses

    Business Students approved for and wishing to enroll in Special Problems (Independent Study) courses must fill out a General Petition with any other necessary documentation and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

  • Request for Course Overload

    Business students who wish to take more than the maximum course load in a given semester and who meet course overload requirements must fill out a General Petition (including the course(s) and class/section number(s) of the courses they wish to be registered for over the maximum) and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

  • OPT/CPT Forms

    International business students who wish to participate in OPT/CPT must fill out appropriate paperwork and present all paperwork to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.

  • Bauer Internship Program Pre-screening form

    Business students who wish to participate in BIP must, as part of the process, request that their assigned advisor fill out a pre-screening form.  Forms can be downloaded online and either presented to our front desk at 262 Melcher Hall or to an advisor during an advising session.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.