Office of Advising and Student Success

Welcome to the School of Social Work’s Academic Advising and Student Success Office!!

Here is where you will find your academic advisor plus so much more to help you with being successful during your journey in the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work.  So whether you are a BSW, BSW-Intended, BSSUT, BSSUT-Intended or an MSW current or newly admitted student, the following information may be for you.



Academic advisors help students explore their interests and connect them to critical resources that provide the tools for informed decision making aligned with academic, career, and community minded goals.

The responsibilities of the academic advisor at UT Arlington are to:

  • Empower students to discover and attain their academic and life goals;
  • Serve as an advocate for student success;
  • Serve as an interface to university services; and
  • Provide accurate information about academic standards and requirements in a timely and efficient manner.

Establishing a strong connection with your academic advisor puts you on the right track for academic success.


Student Success and Advising Canvas Page

Need information about advising, writing resources, School of Social Work activities and UTA Resources, check out our Canvas page.

  • Open the Student Success course on your Canvas dashboard and enroll here. You'll find that it opens to a new home page.
  • On the home page, you'll see the names of the new modules, along with a brief description of their contents. Scroll down and click the module named "Academic Resources."
  • The Academic Resources menu will open. Find the page named "Writing Workshops." Under this page, you'll see a separate page for each of the recorded workshops. Locate the title you're interested in viewing, click on it, and you'll find the video and workshop notes.


Advising Power Hour

Do you have general advising questions that don't require a full appointment?  Interested in meeting other SSW students but can't make it to campus? Looking to learn more about the Social Work profession? If this sounds like you, join your advisor during their Power Hour.  Their days/times are listed under their bio.  Remember, you're not the only one in the session so this is not to be used for an advising appointment.  To schedule an appointment, use the links under your advisor's bio.


Academic Advising Drop-In Sessions

Need to meet with your advisor but there's no upcoming appointment available, drop-in either in person or virtually on Wednesdays. To schedule your 30-minute drop-in time, click the link above/below. Be sure to select in-person or virtual and your advisor. Remember, drop-in sessions are on a first come basis and the link only opens on Wednesdays.

Academic Advising Drop-In Link

General Advising and Student Success Contact

Undergraduate Advisors

MSW Advisors

Advisor Flowchart


Appointments can be made with your advisor by clicking on the appointment links below their name. Make sure you schedule with the correct advisor or your appointment will be canceled and you’ll have to reschedule it with the correct advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Errors

If you are receiving a registration error stating that you have a hold on your account, go to your Student Services Center in MyMav and click on “details” for information on how to have the hold removed.

  • If you have an “Academic Department Hold”, please contact your Academic Advisor.
  • If you are receiving a registration error such as “Department Consent Required”, click on the course section and see “Enrollment Information”. This will provide details about the course. For example, if the course is designated as an out-of-state section, department consent is required. Courses designated for online cohort students also require department consent.

Where do I find scholarship information?

View and apply for available scholarships

Where do I find information on social work student organizations?

View all of our student organizations and information on how to join them

Where do I find writing and APA style resources?

Get information on Writing Resources specific to Social Work. 

Program specific FAQ


TELEPHONE 817-272-3687

All email correspondence will be conducted through your UTA Mav account (

For us to serve you efficiently, please include the following information when emailing your advisor:

  • Full name
  • Student ID number (100/1001#)

Contact Us

Toy Howard
Manager of Advising & Student Retention
Temporary Mental Health and Substance Misuse Advisor
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment for Toy

Joyce Peters
Administrative Assistant
SWSH 203

Sabrina Earl
Students Last Name A - H
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment with Sabrina

Daisy Jones
Students Last Name I - P
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment with Daisy

Kyleigh Easter
Students Last Name Q - Z
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment with Kyleigh

Ann Hunt-Rodgers
Children and Families Advisor
Temporary Health, Aging & CAP Advisor
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment for Ann

George Jauss
Foundation Advisor
SWSH 203
Schedule Advisor Appointment for George