First Time in College (FTIC) Team


As a first-year student you are assigned to a Certified Advisor (CA) who assists you, beginning immediately following New Student Orientation (NSO), during this very important entry to college. Your CA first assists you, during your mandatory Group Advising (GA) session, with:

We encourage you to build a meaningful relationship with your assigned advisor and schedule advising appointments each semester so you are best prepared for the exciting year you will have as a SAC ARMADILLO!

Advising Syllabus - FTIC Review your First Year syllabus to view your step-by-step advising plan 

Moody Learning Center (MLC) 1st Floor
(please include your Banner ID number in your email)

Advising Team Lead

Maria Rogers
Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)
Telephone: 210-486-0339

Certified Advisors

Edward Rangel

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: Tech Support will surely need to reach out to students on more than one occasion.
  • Reflection: I wish that I would have participated in Study Abroad.  
Jennifer Correa

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

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  • Recommended Resource: Our Student Advocacy Center: they have many types of recourses from workshops to the grab and go and resources from the community and campus.
  • Reflection: One thing I wished I did while in college was take advantage of the study abroad program. 
Maria Cooper

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Marilyn Luna

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)

Melissa Guerra

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


  • Recommended Resource: Tutoring! It is part of the services included in tuition and the help that tutoring provides can make a difference in whether or not you pass a class. At times, you may be discouraged because your grades are so low and do not think that tutoring will make a difference, but instructors and professors will see that you are making an effort and may give extra credit for attending. I can personally attest to this as this was the case for me in my early college career in the all too dreaded subject, Math!
  • Reflection: Join a student group. As I was a non-traditional student, it was hard to manage returing to school and all the other obligations of having a family. If you can manage it and can fit it in, I would recommend joining a student group. There are so many options you can choose from and if there isn't one available that focuses on your interests, you can submit a request to start a new group.  
Rigo Amaya

Location: Moody Learning Center (MLC 100)


Spring Office Hours
(January 29 - May 13)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday (1st Saturday each Month)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

(Check On-campus & Virtual Drop-in Advising schedules, in First-come First-serve Assistance, for details)  

Students are seen by Certified Advisors on an open-advising and/or appointment basis. You are encouraged to plan ahead for your advising session to avoid an extended wait time. 
* Expect e-mail responses within 2 business days