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Signing up for the 485 Class

White-Tailed Deer

Please read the Prospective Student page. Then if you are interested in the class do the following:

  1. Undergraduate students who are juniors and seniors are given first priority for the course during the fall and spring semesters. Freshmen and sophomores may take the course in the summer semester and will be registered for the VTPP 285. This course is closed to direct student registration so you must complete a VTPP 485 registration form at the Wildlife Center.We will get you registered for the class.
  2. You will need to fill out a BIMS 485 Form that we will provide to you. You will need to fill out your name, UIN, local address, and phone number, as well as for which semester you are requesting to take the course. The Wildlife Center staff will turn in the 485 form for you.
  3. You will need to add your name to the 485 Student sign-up sheet. Please write the requested information legibly since this is how we will contact you about orientation and the semester weekly scheduling.
  4. At the same time, you MAY be requested to fill out a Student Schedule Form. Depending upon when you are requesting to take the course. This form should include what classes you'll be taking , when you work or have other weekly obligations, etc.
  5. Please check your email regularly because the technician will email you with the date and time of the mandatory orientation meeting. The 4-5 hour working orientation is normally held the Friday before classes start, typically mid-morning until early afternoon. You will be contacted via an email from with the exact date and time of the orientation meeting. If you do not receive an email from us within 2 weeks prior to the semester please email or call us.

Contact Us

Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon
Clinical Associate Professor & Veterinarian
(979) 845-6881

Lisa Roberts-Helton
Supervising Wildlife Technician
(979) 845-6881