We are located in the new Norman Hackerman Building, NHB, room 2.606.
Academic advising is available on an ongoing basis, and not just during registration. Only freshman, undeclared, new transfer students, students who are on scholastic probation or returning to UT after an absence receive advising bars. Continuing sophomore, junior, and senior biology majors who are in good academic standing do not have advising bars. Advisors are available to assist with degree planning and course selection, help students who are struggling academically, provide information about UT's numerous resources, and help students facing non-academic problems.
Advisors CAN NOT add students to a course that is already full. Add yourself to the automated wait list option if available, and keep trying to add the course during all the add/drop access periods. Being on a wait list is not a guarantee for getting into a class, and advisors have no way of predicting your chances of getting a class, therefore it is necessary to have an alternative class planned as a back-up. Students may also attend a course on the first day and request permission from the professor to be added, however doing so does not guarantee registration for the course. Students attending a course they are not registered for should continue attending all their other classes as well, in the event that permission to add the closed course is not granted.
Students wanting to declare biology, and meet entry level requirements, or are wanting to change from one biology option to another may contact the Biology Advising Center in NHB 2.606. Students wanting to change majors out of biology and into another major within the College of Natural Sciences, should contact the advising center for that major. To change majors out of CNS and into another college, contact the Dean's office of that college. Some colleges (including Business, Communications, and Engineering) require new students to attend an internal transfer information - check their departmental websites for the most current information on dates and times. Students wanting to change majors but aren't sure to what, can utilize a number of resources including academic advisors or career coaches. Staff from the Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling or the Career Design Center can offer assistance with major exploration. You may also utilize online major exploration tools like Wayfinder.
Prerequisites for all biology courses are clearly stated in the Course Schedule and Undergraduate Catalog. Students who register for biology courses that they do not meet the prerequisites for will be dropped.
Yes, every student in the College of Natural Sciences is allowed a One-Time-Exception Q drop after the deadline.
No. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in BIO 325 before taking another upper division biology course, unless the course schedule specifies other prerequisites.
August graduates who want to be in the May ceremony but will not finish all their degree requirements until the summer, should complete the Walk Application during the spring semester, and then complete the actual Graduation Application during the first summer session. Students completing their UT degree requirements at another institution must apply to graduate "In Absentia."