Education Student Services Center
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 Alternate Route to Licensure and Teach for America students. ESSC can 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.
ESSC is providing remote advising and other student success and recruitment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, view this notice.
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.
New and Prospective Students
- 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.
- Contact the ESSC at 702-895-1537 to schedule your advising appointment.
- We suggest you always book your appointments early each semester, especially if you need to meet an application deadline.
- In addition to normal operation hours, the ESSC offers extended advising hours for ARL students on Mondays and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Drop-in advising is perfect for quick questions and general tips. We do not do course planning or answer complex questions during drop-in hours; please schedule an appointment if those are your needs. Students cannot receive permission to apply for field experience during a drop-in advising session; a full appointment must be scheduled.
- Drop-in advising is offered on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters (drop-in hours are not available during finals week, university breaks, or summers).
- Times and days are subject to change if necessary.
- Please keep an eye out in your WebCampus/Canvas announcements section for changes in scheduling.
- Drop-in sessions will last 10-15 minutes and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
Office of Student Success
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