Role of a TIP Advisor

Academic advising in college is more than simply meeting to pick classes for next semester.  TIP advisors are your connection to the larger UT academic community and to off-campus opportunities. 

What can your TIP advisor do for you?

Academic advisors are professionals dedicated to helping you succeed in college.  Advisors help you navigate the University and connect you to resources and experiences that take into consideration your abilities, interests and life goals.  Frequent proactive contact with advisors provides you with current academic information and promotes timely progress toward graduation.

Your TIP advisor can answer any of your quick questions or concerns by email (always include your UT EID in email correspondence).  For a more involved conversation, make an appointment to meet in person. 

How to make or cancel an appointment

  1. Visit the TIP office at FAC 334 or call 512-232-6493 Monday-Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM
  2. Have your calendar ready to identify times when you are free
  3. Record the date and time of your appointment on your reminder card
  4. Read the "Appointment TIPs" tab to prepare for your appointment

Appointment TIPs

Be an active participant in your advising appointment!

  • Be prepared with your questions and concerns
  • Bring related advising materials
  • Follow through on referrals and recommendations
  • Follow up with additional appointments as necessary

When you come to your advising appointment, please be on time or let us know if you are running late.  If you need to cancel or reschedule, call early enough for another student to be seen at that time.

Certain times of the semester are very busy for all advisors, especially during registration advising and during the add drop period, so please see your advisor early in the semester and often enough to be sure your questions and concerns are thoroughly addressed. 

During registration advising, the conversation will be directly related to registration issues.  If you have additional questions, you can return during 15 minute walk-ins.  At all other times, you and your advisor can meet to discuss other matters.


Peer Advisors

TIP now has peer advisors who are ready to help you out!  


Peer Academic Advisors

Peer academic advisors are here to answer your burning advising questions!  Here are some things they can help you with:

  • Filling out your 4-year plan
  • Filling out your advising worksheet
  • Questions about pre-requisites
  • Questions about different majors
  • or any quick advising concerns!


Contact information and walk-in hours

Academic Advisors


Jason BourgeoisJason Bourgeois

Walk-ins: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm



Cassie BurtonCassie Burton

Walk-ins: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm



Karen WeemsKaren Weems

Walk-ins: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm