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What is a First-Year Interest Group (FIG)?

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are clusters of two to three classes that will fulfill basic requirements for most majors and a one-hour FIG seminar that serves as a 'UT Austin 101' experience. Since each FIG has 15 to 20 students, they help build community among the students by providing a small-group setting within the large lecture-based courses that first-year students often take.

FIG registration happens only during orientation when students often feel pressed for time and are concerned about making a commitment to three classes at once. If FIGs sound appealing to you, please read the FIG Web site now so you can make a more informed choice when at orientation.


Good luck with the remainder of your high school career and we look forward to seeing you this summer at orientation. Hook 'em Horns!

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