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.
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.
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.
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 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
Wilson "Wil" Hatcher, M.Ed.
Retention, Progression, Completion Coordinator, Education Student Services Center