Your One-Stop-Shop to Success

The Education Student Services Center (ESSC) provides academic advising, career development, and student success services, as well as field placement support for the College of Education's undergraduate students and graduate-level Alternate Route to Licensure and Teach for America students. We also support high school students interested in taking dual enrollment courses. Our goal is to help you become the best Rebel teacher or human services practitioner that you can be!"

If you are an Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) or Teach for America (TFA) student, please call us at 702-895-1537 or 702-895-1489 to schedule an advising appointment.

Learn more about the Paraprofessional Pathway Project.

Student Services Center Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Upcoming Events

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Our Core Values

We share a commitment to our students’ personal, academic, and professional development by:

  • Amplifying student voices and honoring their experiences by creating a culture of respect for diversity.
  • Cultivating opportunities for students to build meaningful personal and professional networks and relationships by establishing and maintaining strong community partnerships.
  • Promoting students’ academic success through effective retention and progression initiatives, and timely completion through developmental and appreciative academic advising.
  • Committing to students’ personal and professional growth and development to help ensure well-rounded future educators and human services professionals. 

Services & Programs


  • All freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation over the summer and a mandatory group advising session in the fall semester.
  • Transfer students are encouraged to attend orientation but must meet with an advisor first in order to begin taking classes at UNLV. Please call our office at 702-895-1537 to schedule your first advising appointment.

  • Current UNLV students can self-schedule their academic advising appointment using Rebel Success Hub. When you are scheduling, please be sure to add comments to share more about your appointment needs.
  • We suggest you always book your appointments early each semester, especially if you need to meet an application deadline.

Contact the ESSC at 702-895-1537 to schedule your advising appointment.

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Advisor & Student Responsibilities

The mission of academic advising is to assist students by collaborating with them in identifying and pursuing their educational goals, providing accurate and timely information, and promoting student responsibility and accountability for their academic success.

  • Provide accurate information about degree requirements, educational and career options, and various university and College of Education (COE) policies and procedures.
  • Help students interpret university and COE policies, procedures, and requirements as stated in the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Help students with academic decisions (e.g., choice of major, course planning, goal clarification, etc.).
  • Help students set realistic goals and find the resources necessary to meet the goals.
  • Check students' progress toward graduation and verify completion of degree requirements.
  • Refer students to other university resources when necessary.

  • Carefully read the UNLV Undergraduate Catalog and follow all university and COE requirements, policies, and procedures. Familiarize yourself with your degree requirements and understand how to navigate your degree sheet.
  • Meet with an academic advisor every semester (appointment required).
    • Come prepared; bring a list of classes you want to take, questions, and concerns to the meetings. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Be open and honest.
    • If you have outside commitments or issues that are interfering with your studies or if you are unhappy with your college experiences, discuss them with your advisor. We have all been through college too - we can share our experiences and do our very best to empower you to make good decisions for your academic and personal success.
  • Send official transcripts from all other institutions you may have attended prior to attending UNLV.
  • Activate and use your UNLV RebelMail account to ensure that you receive important information from UNLV and the COE.
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ESSC Directory

Leadership and Administration

Ana Hacsi

Administrative Assistant II
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Office: CEB 118
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Lauren Layton

Direction of Student Success
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Office: CEB 118A
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Office of Undergraduate Advising

Holly Harrell

PPP Academic Advisor
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Phone: 702-895-1537

Lesly Montes

Graduate Assistant
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Phone: 702-895-1537

Monica Moreno

Associate Director of Advising
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Office: CEB 118
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

April Zangari

First-Year Academic Advisor
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Office: CEB 118
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Office of Student Success

Nour Benjelloun

Dual & Concurrent Enrollment Advisor

Briseyda Montes

Student Recruitment Coordinator
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Phone: 702-895-5798

Colleen Narayan

Workforce Readiness Advisor
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Student Leaders


Mailing Address

College of Education Student Services Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mail Stop: 3038
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154



  • 702-895-4945

Campus Location

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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