Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with an academic advisor each semester, prior to their registration access periods. Students can also meet with an academic advisor for assistance in planning their degree programs, exploring major and minor options, and for discussion of GPA and academic performance.
PACE students should contact the PACE Advising Center at 512.245.PACE (7223) to locate an advisor and to schedule an appointment. PACE students can also schedule appointments in person at the University College reception area, located in the main lobby of the Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC).
Each academic advising center has its own requirements for what students must bring to appointments, such as a degree audit report. Consult your academic advising center's website or call for specific information. Those websites are linked within the list of Academic Advising Centers, along with locations and phone numbers.
A degree audit lists all of the requirements for your degree, including the number of credit-hours required for core courses and the requirements for your major and minor. It notes whether requirements have been satisfied and indicates the parts that are still in progress. Students are encouraged to use their degree audit report as a guide for planning academic coursework and for monitoring progress toward completion of requirements.
Students can obtain a degree audit online through DegreeWorks (login required). However, students are encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor for assistance in interpreting their degree audit, as well as to verify accuracy of the reports and to ensure that students have the most up-to-date information regarding their degree plans. A degree audit is not an academic transcript, and it is not an official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.
No. However, students are highly encouraged to make an appointment with an academic advisor prior to registration in order to ensure progress toward meeting degree program requirements and to discuss such issues as academic performance.
Students wishing to declare or change their major or minor should make an appointment with the academic advising center responsible for that major or minor. In addition, students will need to complete a change of major form.