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Advisors in the Center for First-Year Advising assist freshmen, transfer, and entry-level students to better understand the academic processes at the University of Texas.  Services to students include:

  • providing a clear understanding of academic requirements (university, college, major).
  • enabling students to utilize university resources.
  • assisting with registration advising (course requirements, prerequisites, etc.).
  • develping a trusting relationship and serving as advocates for students.
  • encouraging and guiding students as they defniie and develop realistic goals.


Preparing for an Advising Appointment 

  • Students may schedule an appointment by calling 471-3796, or at the front desk in WC Hogg.  If you cannot attend the appointment, please call ahead to cancel.
  • Consider why you are making the appointment.  Write down questions that you would like to ask the advisor.
  • Prepare for your appointment by researching major choices, prerequisite requirements, or other academic areas that will be discussed.



Student Responsibilities 

  • Plan ahead and schedule an advising appointment each semester.
  • Come in early, particularly at the first sign of difficulty.
  • Read university, college, and advisor emails as they contain important and relevant academic information.
  • Be respectful of the advisor’s time; call ahead to reschedule if you will not be attending an appointment.
  • Prepare for your advising appointment by researching major choices, prerequisite requirements, and asking relevant academic questions.
  • Familiarize yourself with university rules and requirements.
  • Make responsible decisions about personal goals and educational plans.