Welcome! Our office provides a variety of advising services throughout the year. We are generally open for walk-in advising Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-in advising hours are subject to change so feel free to contact our office prior to your visit to make sure we are available to see you. When visiting our office, please bring your UT ID card so that you can swipe-in at our reception desk. The first available advisor will meet with you. If you prefer to meet with a specific advisor, you may request them. If you prefer to make an appointment please give us a call.
Web resources-- For the most updated information about department events, registration information, internship/employment, and other opportunities for economics majors visit us online: on Facebook, on our blog, and on Blackboard under the "Economics Community Online."
Just have a quick question? Or need help with a registration issue? Our reception staff can help-- no need to wait to see an advisor! Just let them know what you need and they will help you, or set you up to see an advisor if necessary.
General Advising is open to anyone, on a walk-in basis, and includes everything from answering quick questions to helping you sort out a problem. General Advising is available year-round but may be limited during the Registration Advising period and in the first twelve class days of the semester.
Registration Advising sessions are quick (20 minutes or less) meetings to review your degree audit and discuss your courses for the coming semester -- by appointment starting a few weeks before registration (economics majors will be notified by email). Registration Advising is NOT required for economics majors unless they are new to the major or are on scholastic probation. If you would like to see an advisor, please call our office for an appointment. Please come to your appointment prepared to ask questions and take notes. These are brief sessions focusing on the upcoming semester only (for long-term planning see Strategic Advising).
You can prepare for registration on your own by taking the following steps:
- Check your registration times and see if you have any registration bars on your Registration Information Sheet.
- Review your degree audit to see what requirements you still need to satisfy.
- See the course schedule online for course options.
- If you just need help with a registration issue, like accessing a class, our reception desk staff can help you-- no appointment is necessary.
Strategic Advising is open to all economics majors, by appointment, year-round except during Registration Advising periods and the first 12 class days of each semester. In Strategic Advising sessions, an advisor works with you to develop a plan to graduation--incorporating course selection, extracurricular opportunities, and university programs and services--tailored to your academic/career interests and goals. Advising sessions take approximately 30 minutes. Please contact our office to make an appointment. All Economics majors are encouraged to participate in at least one Strategic Advising session. The best time to schedule a Strategic Advising session is during sophomore year.
Success Advising is required for economics majors who have fallen below a 2.0 cumulative GPA and have been placed on scholastic probation. Students will be notified by the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office of their probationary status and will be directed to make an appointment with their advisor. If you are on scholastic probation you will have a registration bar on your record and will need to meet with an advisor in our office to get it cleared. Contact our office for an appointment. In Success Advising sessions, your advisor explains the terms for getting off scholastic probation and/or avoiding scholastic dismissal, and discusses with you strategies/services for improving academic performance. The session takes approximately 20 minutes.
New/Prospective Major Advising is available for individuals planning to pursue or considering a major in economics. We are happy to answer general questions about our program either by phone, email, or in-person by appointment. See also the "Prospective Student" link and the other Undergraduate links in the column to the left.
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
General questions: email
Advising Office Staff
Sarah McKay, M.Ed
Senior Academic Advisor
Jinane Sounny-Slitine, LMSW
Associate Academic Advisor
Student Development Specialist I