University of Houston-Victoria

Curriculum and Student Achievement

Advising Overview

The Advising Center brings together information from all academic advisors in all schools at UHV to help students in their educational journey. Academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes, ensuring student academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the students’ personal, academic, and career goals.

The UHV Advising Center strives to achieve the following for all University of Houston-Victoria Students:

  • Empowerment: We work to ensure that all students are empowered to make the best decisions possible while pursuing their academic goals.
  • Approachability: We are passionate about student success and do our utmost to help all students feel welcome and valued.
  • Knowledge: We strive to increase our students’ knowledge about opportunities at UHV and then use that knowledge to make progress in their academic programs.

Success Coaching & Advising for students under 45 hours:

Visit Student Success Coaches/Advisors.


How does student success coaching work?

Student Success Coaches visit with students face-to-face, by telephone, or via email. The coaching sessions are not long, and students can call or email at any time to make appointments. Some students opt to visit with a Success Coach once a week, twice a month or twice a semester, while others may want to visit more frequently.


Assisting Students

The Success Coach assists students with various strategies to effectively use their time and stay focused on their educational goals. The Coach helps students make good choices and overcome obstacles. In addition, Coaches work with students by providing suggestions on improving relationships with other students and friends.

Coaches are there for students when problems arise with attendance and as they work to develop time-management techniques. They also provide assistance with general information, and act as a mentor and confidant. A Success Coach motivates and inspires students to reach out and accomplish goals that they never thought were possible. They also connect students with Career Development Center staff who help them make good choices in their career paths and achieve their dreams.


Success Coach Visits

Students visit with a Success Coach when it is convenient for them. Students at UHV can stop by Room 133 of University West at any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make an appointment to speak (in person or by phone) to a Coach about academic courses, advising, degree progression, time management, tutoring sessions, short-term and long-term goals, etc. Call (361) 570-4288 or email StudentSuccessAdvisor@uhv.edu to schedule an appointment.


What we do for students

  • Provide academic advising & registration
  • Provide degree planning
  • Provide TSI assistance & information
  • Improve effectiveness in and out of the classroom
  • Connect students with the campus community
  • Create balance and develop stress management
  • Boost self-confidence and develop goals for the future
  • Provide workshops
  • Student Success
  • Registration

Our goal as Success Coaches is to help students acquire the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in higher education by providing support and connecting them to resources.


What is Student Success Coaching?

Student Success Coaching is a rewarding process that assists college students with short- and long- term goal setting and gives students the tools to make those goals become a reality. Success Coaches help students overcome fears of not being able to succeed in college. In addition, Coaches work with freshmen and sophomore students to motivate them to make sound decisions in order to accomplish their educational goals in a timely manner.

academic advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning (NACADA, 2004).

At University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), academic advising provides students with the opportunity to build a relationship with their advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning the skills needed for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them at University of Houston-Victoria.

Academic advising is a collaborative educational process whereby students and their advisors are partners in meeting the essential learning outcomes, ensuring student academic success, and outlining the steps for achievement of the student's personal, academic, and career goals. The advisor/student partnership requires participation and involvement of both the advisor and the student as it is built over the student’s entire educational experience at the university. Both the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.

Advising for students under 45 hours:

Student Success Coaches and Student Success Advisor

Advising for students over 45 hours:

College of Business

College of Education & Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

College of Natural & Applied Science

Although upper-division advisors reside in their academic colleges, they work closely with the Student Success Center through the Advising Council.

Navigate | University of Houston-Victoria (uhv.edu)


Using your smart phone follow the steps below:

  1. Search for “Navigate Student” and download the app.
  2. Search for “Victoria” and select the University of Houston-Victoria.
  3. Sign in with your UHV log in information. (This log in is the same as your email and JagSpace.)
  4. Once the app opens, click “Appointments” and schedule an advising appointment with me in the Student Success Center.

Step-by-Step Instructions to help you sign up for classes 

New Students

Returning Students

Whether it is your first semester at the University of Houston-Victoria or you are a returning student we are delighted that you are continuing your education with us!  In order to graduate on time, you want to stay on track with registration, meet with your advisor regularly, and register as soon as it becomes available! Students may schedule appointments with their Success Coach through Navigate Student App or the Navigate Desktop version.

Success Coaches use a holistic intrusive advising model to help students achieve success by providing a series of interactions with students and the curriculum they are to follow.  This model aids in retention and allows Success Coaches to be effective, highly involved, and proactive in their approach with students and their academic careers. The model is based on a set of student learning outcomes so that academic advising and success coaching creates an environment for students' educational experiences within their ambitions, skills, and lifespans to extend learning beyond campus and one’s collegiate career.

Advising Areas Include:

  • Degree/Major Requirements
  • Academic Planning
  • Co-Curricular Engagement/Planning
  • Service Learning
  • Career Exploration/Planning
  • Personal Growth (Life Skills/Development)

The University of Houston System, including UHV, seeks to provide an educational environment free from sex discrimination, including non‐consensual sexual contact, sexual assault, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence and stalking. We encourage you to report any sexual misconduct to UHV Title IX Coordinator Brandon Lee. If you report any sexual misconduct to me, I am required to share that information with our Title IX Coordinators. For more information about the UHS Sexual Misconduct policy and counseling and support resources available, go to  or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Brandon Lee
Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinator
University of Houston Victoria
University West 116
Office – (361) 570-4835

The University of Houston System complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, pertaining to the provision of reasonable academic adjustments / auxiliary aids for students who have a disability. In accordance with Section 504 and ADA guidelines, the University of Houston‐Victoria strives to provide reasonable academic adjustments / auxiliary aids to students who request and require them. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an academic adjustment/auxiliary aid, please contact the UHV Office of Disability Services.

Cheryl Worley, Manager

University North, Suite 214

Office – (361)570‐4287

Fax – (361)580‐5504