Meet with an Advisor

Thank you for your interest in the SHSU Office of Pre-Health Professional Advising (OPPA)! Advising for Spring 2018 will begin on September 15th. See below on how to make an appointment.

Appointments for Current SHSU Students:

We have a new appointment system called My Success Planner.

You have the ability to schedule your academic advising appointment now to ensure you are advised before registration opens.  Here are steps to use SHSU’s new program, My Success Planner, to do so:

    1. In MySam, on the Students tab, in the My Success Planner box, click on the link for My Success Planner.
    2. Click on Schedule an Advising/Tutoring Appointment (blue box)
    3. Select OPPA-Office of Pre-Health Professions Advising, then the specific option that applies to you (e.g., OPPA-Academic Advising, OPPA-Nursing Application Questions, OPPA-Degree Planning, etc.), then Next.
    4. Select the Location you prefer: SAM Center, our office in the SAM Center (CHSS 170) on the main campus in Huntsville, or The Woodlands Center (TWC 140).
    5. Select the Advisor you wish to meet with:
      • Brandy Colvin (Pre-Nursing, Public Health, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, General Health Sciences, and Pre-Chiropractic – Huntsville only)
      • Christina Sharp (Pre-Nursing – The Woodlands Center only)
      • Tommi “Rene” Harris (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Chiropractic, and Pre-Podiatry) then Next.
    6. Start your calendar search for after today's date. Select an appointment time block (Morning or Afternoon), then the specific time period. Select Next.
    7. You have two options here: (1) to add a comment, and (2) to set reminders. WE SUGGEST YOU SELECT BOTH “SEND ME an EMAIL” and “SEND ME a TEXT,” SO YOU DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT.
    8. Confirm Appointment.

If you opt to have reminders sent, you will receive an email reminder 24 hours in advance and a text message one hour in advance of your scheduled appointment. If you wish to change/cancel your appointment you can view your scheduled appointments from your My Success Planner on the right side under Upcoming Appointments. If you have any questions you can contact your advisor via My Success Planner as well.

Appointments for Prospective SHSU Students:

If you have not been accepted into SHSU, but are interested in our programs, you will need to contact our office to schedule an appointment. If you would like to see the nursing advisor at The Woodlands Center, please call (936) 202-5109 during our normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and one of our staff members can set-up an appointment for you. If you would like to see the nursing advisor at the Huntsville campus, please call (936) 294-2371 during our normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and one of our staff members can set-up an appointment for you. 

If you are needing a full advising session, please come face-to-face unless you have specific circumstances where you cannot travel. If you have already been advised, but have follow-up questions, please email before making an secondary appointment.

Walk-In Advising:

Advisors will see walk-in students based on availability. If you want a specific time, we recommend making an appointment over walking-in. If traveling from a long-distance, always call to ensure someone is available at your desired time.

At this time, Ms. Christina Sharp, at The Woodlands Center, does not do walk-in hours and does appointments only. Please see above on how to make an appointment.

Note: Ms. Christina Sharp only advises for pre-nursing and nursing students. All other majors/pre-professional concentrations will need to see the Huntsville OPPA advisor in the Sam Center or see the General Advisor at TWC.