Advisement & Help

Advising questions ticketing system


Get a response within a business day on your advising question and be able to track responses.

Just like any advising request, be sure to email from a UNM address and put your name and ID in every request.

Academic Advising

Students admitted to the Computer Science Major will be required to attend mandatory advising sessions once a semester to address questions or problems that may arise and to ensure that they are on track for graduation. Advisement holds are placed on a student’s record each semester and are not removed until the student has met with their advisor. Students are initially advised by one of the CS professional academic advisors and are assigned to a faculty advisor once they have been admitted to the department.


The mission of advisement at The University of New Mexico is to provide student-centered support and services that include collaborative strategies that empower students to excel in their academic and professional aspirations as well as provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and training that foster responsibility for their academic success.

Advisor Contact Information


Dylan Gauntt
Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
Computer Science
For last names A-L
FEC Suite 2200
Schedule an appointment here

Lynn Conner
Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
Computer Science
For last names M-Z
FEC Suite 2200
Schedule an appointment here

Guadalupe “Lupe” Hernandez
FEC Suite 2200
Schedule an appointment here

Schedule appointments with your advisor through LoboAchieve. Students have 24/7 access to advisor calendars in LoboAchieve. Please download the guide to scheduling an appointment through LoboAchieve!

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Weekly CS drop-in hours are available. Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in person drop-ins.

Zoom drop-ins Thursdays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Zoom link:

The CS Advising Center is in Farris Engineering Center (Bldg. #119), Suite 2200.

Drop-in times may change or be canceled, please refer to LoboAchieve for updates.

SOE Holds/Academic Review

SOE holds are related to Academic Standing. View SOE academic standing information

  • Probation occurs when the student's cumulative GPA fell below the required standard. MUST meet with an academic advisor for the major. View academic success packet
  • Suspension occurs when the student's cumulative GPA remained below standard. Must select a new major upon return.
  • Dismissal occurs when the student is not meeting academic requirements for SOE. Must select a new major

Campus-wide holds

Holds are placed on student accounts to prevent registration and access to transcripts until a required action is complete. You can view your holds in LoboWeb by selecting “check my registration status”.

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for reading email

Students are expected to read and respond to UNM, SOE, and NE-related emails and will be fully responsible if these messages are neglected and important notices and deadlines contained in these messages are missed (including messages related to applications, scholarships, internships, tuition payments, and registration). This would include our Monday Madness emails that go out on the listserv.

In order to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), students must correspond with their advisor from their UNM email account, including full name and ID number. By law, no information contained in educational records can be communicated via non-UNM accounts. For information on FERPA and confidentiality, please visit

Students are responsible for utilizing appropriate resources

UNM Course Catalog

Comprehensive list of university programs, requirements, policies course descriptions, and prerequisites. For more information:

LOBO Trax Degree Audit

LoboTrax report is an interactive course-planning tool. The report will tell you what you have already completed, what you have left to do to complete your degree, and any transfer credit that has been applied toward your degree. This is the tool that advisors use every day and what we use to graduate you.

UNM General Education

Complementing the major, Gen Ed courses provide a set of strategies: communication, critical thinking, information analysis, quantitative skills, and responsibility towards local and global communities. Students develop these strategies from different angles by taking one or more courses (usually numbered at the 1000- and 2000-levels) in each of the areas of study of the General Education curriculum. Always ask an advisor if you are not sure.

Global Diversity & Inclusion Undergraduate Requirement

The Division for Equity and Inclusion posits that inclusive excellence requires a healthy and inclusive campus climate and refers to the processes by which the university leverages diversity as its’ strength to enhance an understanding and connection with diverse communities, ensure the success of all UNM students, and advance the academic enterprise. For more information:

Advisement Appointments

To prepare for an advisement appointment, please do the following:

  1. Check out the Computer Science degree roadmap to see where you are in our program. The grid view provides a useful visualization of all course dependencies–all pre-requisites and co-requisites.

  2. Do a LoboTrax audit to see which degree requirements you still need to fulfill. You can find instructions on how to do this audit here.

  3. Email your faculty or staff advisor a filled-out copy of the CS degree plan which you can find here. Use your LoboTrax audit results to fill out the form, noting any requirements you haven’t yet met.

  4. Think about your academic and career goals and interests. Prepare any questions you want to ask. Are you thinking about graduate school? Our shared credit MS/BS program? Different career options? We can talk!


The CS Department has available tutoring for all students taking CS classes. Topics/classes area vary per semester. View the current tutoring schedule.

The Engineering Student Success Center provides Tutoring for Math, CS, Physics, English, Chemistry and other classes (varies per semester). Other services offered: Scholarships, (505) 277-5064, and Internships and Tours,(505) 277-9921. Please visit their website or office for a current schedule for tutoring and other service information, (505) 277-9676, CENT Bldg. #112 (on UNM map), 210 University Blvd, NE, Room 2080.

The Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) provides a Math/Science Tutoring Program, Online Tutoring Program, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program, Writing and Language Center, Learning Strategies Program, and multi-disciplinary tutoring. CAPS provides a variety of services such as individual tutoring, workshops, study groups, drop-in labs, language conversation groups, SI sessions, and online assistance.

 The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) helps all qualified students with disabilities gain equal educational access and opportunities throughout the UNM community. Faculty and academic support staff may refer students when they have disclosed pertinent information regarding a specific disability.