Education Student Services Center

Your One-Stop-Shop to Success

The Education Student Services Center provides academic advising along with coordinating field placement for undergraduate, Alternate Route to Licensure, and Teach for America students. Our goal is to help you become the best Rebel teacher or human services practitioner that you can be!

Student Services Center Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Excludes all major university breaks and summer semester

Services & Programs


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.

Continuing Students

  • 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.

ARL Advising

  • 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

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.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • 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.

Student Responsibilities

  • 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.

Meet the Staff

Ed Ronca

Director, Education Student Services Center
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Office: CEB 119A
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Lauren Layton

Associate Director, Education Student Services Center
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Office: CEB 118A
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Monica Moreno

Assistant Director, Education Student Services Center
Office: CEB 125
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Kristin Della Sala

Assistant Director for Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) and Field Placement
Kristin Dellasala
Office: CEB CEB 118
Mail Code: 6024
Phone: 702-895-1537

Nancy Esposito

Senior Advisor for Retention, Progression, and Completion
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Office: CEB 124
Mail Code: 3038
Phone: 702-895-1537

Vicky Hoffman

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

Ana Hacsi

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


 Mailing Address

College of Education Student Services Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Box 453038
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3038


  • 702-895-1537


  • 702-895-4945

 Campus Location

 Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Excludes all major university breaks and summer semester

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