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HLA Advising


Horticulture and Landscape Architecture provides advising to students in the horticulture, environmental horticulture, and landscape architecture majors, as well as minors in horticulture, environmental horticulture, and organic agriculture.

Our Academic Success Coordinators can address a variety of advising-related questions, assist students with managing their degree programs, and be a resource in navigating university processes and paperwork.

The HLA Student Success Center located at the University Services Center

4th Floor, 601 South Howes Street


Undergraduate Student Success Coordinators

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Tracy Smith

Academic Success Coordinator

Director of Undergraduate Advising

University Services Center
4th Floor North, 601 South Howes Street
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
Phone: (970) 491-0877

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Katherine Isaacson

Academic Success Coordinator

University Services Center
4th Floor North, 601 South Howes Street
Fort Collins, Colorado 8052188
Phone: (970) 491-7684

Amy Quinn-Sparks, Academic Adviser

Amy Quinn-Sparks

Academic Success Coordinator

CSU Online Horticulture Major

Phone: (970) 491-1940

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Cheylan Beaver

Academic Success Coordinator

Online Horticulture Major

Phone: (970) 491-1940

Sarah Wilhelm, Research Associate

Sarah Wilhelm

HLA Internship Coordinator

Plant Growth Facilities, by appointment only
Phone: (970) 491-7679

Sam Holtshouser

College of Agricultural Sciences Career Services

Phone:  (970) 491-3721

Undergraduate Forms

Many forms can be found on the Registrar’s Office Forms website for change of major, appeals, repeat/delete, transfer re-evaluation, veterans forms, etc.

HORT variable credit form:

Undergraduate Student Application for Variable Credit Courses


LAND variable credit form:

Undergraduate Student Application for Variable Credit Course

Advising FAQ

How do I register for classes?

You will find answers to all of your questions about registration and waitlists here.

How do I get my advising code?

Please schedule an advising appointment with your adviser to get your advising code. You may use the links above. You may also receive a link to schedule an appointment in an email invitation from your adviser prior to registration periods.

How do I declare or change my major or minor?

We are happy to answer questions and help you decide if adding or changing a major or minor will work for you. To get started we just need an email from you!

Majors in Horticulture / Environmental Horticulture / Landscape Architecture

If your last name begins with A – K please email

If your last name begins with L – Z please email

Minors in Horticulture / Environmental Horticulture / Organic Agriculture

Please email

You can see your own progress toward meeting those requirements by viewing your Degree Progress Audit in Ram Web.

How do I request a course override?

Course overrides for most courses must be requested from the instructor. Please email to instructor directly to request your override and be sure to let them know your name, your CSU ID, the reason for your request, and the specific section(s) of the course you want.

The following courses require additional paperwork, contact the faculty member you wish to work with.

HORT 384 Supervised College Teaching

HORT 486B General Practicum

HORT 495 Independent Study

HORT 496 Group Study


LAND 384 Supervised College Teaching

LAND 495A Independent Study

LAND 495B Independent Study

LAND 496 Group Study

How do I use the Math Placement Tool?

Most students are required to use the Colorado State University Mathematics Placement Tool. Learn more about the math placement process here. Find the entire math placement directory here.

If you do not receive an adequate score from your MPE to register for MATH 117 or higher, please do NOT register for MATH 101 or 105. Instead, complete the Entry Level Mathematics Tutorial and then plan to register for MATH 117.

What is the All University Core Curriculum? What courses can I take to fulfill AUCC requirements?

All-University Core Curriculum requirements provide a solid foundation for undergraduate studies for all CSU students. The AUCC requirements are listed in the CSU General Catalog, and you can find specific courses that fulfill each requirement here as well.

To search current offerings of AUCC classes in the Registration system on RAMweb, use “Advanced Search” and highlight all of the course prefixes. Then under “Attribute Type” highlight the AUCC Category you want to search/satisfy. RAMweb will bring up an alphabetical list of all classes offered that semester fulfilling that particular AUCC requirement.

How do waitlists work?

You will find answers to all of your questions about registration and waitlists here.

Please note, you will only be able to waitlist for the smaller lab and/or recitation sections for courses that have linked components.

How do I run my Degree Progress Audit?

Log into your RAMweb account, and click on Menu at top right. Select Academic Planning & Progress. Then select Degree Progress Audit. Click Request an Audit, and then click Run Declared Program to see results based on your current major. If you wish to view results for a different major click Run Different Program and use the drop down menus to make your selection.

Your degree progress audit report lists the classes you have taken, your “in-progress” coursework, and the classes that you still need to complete in your program.

You are expected to have reviewed your Degree Audit Report prior to advising meetings and prepare a tentative list/schedule of courses to be discussed with your adviser during your meeting.

Are there any Tutoring and Academic Success Resources on campus?


The Institute for Learning and Teaching learning programs offer tutoring, study groups, workshops, and other learning resources.

The Eagle Feather Tutoring Program  is a free tutoring service for math and science courses available to students on a walk-in or appointment basis at the Native American Cultural Center office.

The Writing Center the Colorado State University Writing Center is a free service open to Colorado State University students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as the local Fort Collins community.

The Chemistry Learning Resource Center has many resources available to undergraduate students that aims to improve student learning and academic performances for all students in our chemistry courses.

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