October, 2013            
Important Dates

Oct 17

SPDP - Professional Etiquette Dinner


Oct 21  

Priority registration begins


Oct 31  5 p.m.

Last day to drop with automatic Q.


Nov 5

SPDP - Job Campaign


Nov 28-29 

Thanksgiving holidays


Dec 2

Deadline to file for degree candidacy in May with academic college dean.


Dec 2-5

Dead week


Dec 4

Last Class Day


Dec 4

Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the university.


Dec 5

Study day (no classes)


Dec 6-12

Final examinations


Dec 13



Dec 14

Residence halls close


Dec 16

Grades due via the web on

Blue & Gold


To find more important dates click on the academic calendar link in the

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October 2013
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Hello Advisee, 
This semester I decided to try something different and create an outreach campaign to all my advisees that would be informative. I thought a newsletter would be the best way to provide important information to my students in a quick and simple email.
My plan is to send you a newsletter at least two to three times a semester. This newsletter should keep you well informed about your degree plan, help you learn about university policies and the resources availlable to you.
I know as an undergraduate student here at A&M-Kingsville I had many questions. Now as your adivsor, I want to make sure you have the very best information possible. My goal is to help you achieve a successful college career.
Advising Season
Spring 2014
Advising season is just around the corner. Priority 1 students can register as early as October 21st. Students majoring in business can call the advising office three weeks prior to their registration date to setup an advising appointment.


How Do I Know When I Can Register?
Take a look at your "Academic Transcript" on Blue & Gold and scroll to your transcript totals. Use your "Overall Earned" hours to find your hours under the "Selection Criteria" column on the Priority Registration Schedule and find your registration date. Remember "Overall Earned" hours are the number of hours for which you have credit, and do not include the number of hours you are taking now. Click here to see example 
Most Freshman will have zero credit hours and will use the "Selection Critieria Last Name" column on the Priority Registration Schedule. Find the first two initials of your last name and find your registration date. If you have credit hours, then use your credit hours to determine your date.
Priority 1 Students

Setup your advising appointment no earlier than three weeks prior to October 21, 2013. Do no use your "Overall Earned Hours" to schedule appointments.


Priority 1 Students Include:

Graduating seniors, athletes, athletic trainers, Honors College students, Presidential Scholarship recipients, students with disability services, and veterans affairs benefits.


You will receive an email from the Registrar's Office notifiying you of your Priority 1 status.

Setting Up an Appointment
I prefer students to call or stop by my office to setup their advising appointment. Emails usually take more than one email to setup an appointment. It is easier to set your appointment by phone or in person.  
Currently I have two student employees working in my office, Dee and Melissa. Remember, they are students and are not always in the office. You can setup your appointment in person only if they are at the desk.
If we do not answer the phone, please leave a detailed message with your name, student ID and phone number. Dee or Melissa will contact you when they return to the office to setup your appointment.
Setting up your appointment early is important. Do not wait for the last minute to setup your appointment. If you have any questions about priority registration feel free to stop by my office. Melissa or Dee can answer any questions you may have.
I will be extremely busy during advising season. Please be patient with my staff and myself. Our goal is to provide the best customer service to you. Remember do not procrastinate; make your appointments accordingly.
I hope you enjoyed this month's email campaign. I adore hearing from my students. Feel free to send me a quick email. I welcome any opinions, topic ideas, or any suggestions about the new newsletter.
Cindy Longoria
Academic Advisor I
Cindy Longoria
Academic Advisor I
Center for Student Success
College of Business Administration
BUSA 112
MSC 182 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-3902
email: Cynthia.Longoria@tamuk.edu