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Academic Advising

Welcome!  Here is the latest information about declaring the Economics major, getting ready for spring registration, helpful handouts, and our advising services.

Internal Transfer Information

Students interested in declaring the Economics major will be REQUIRED to attend an internal transfer information session. Attending a session will allow students to declare*, as well as to schedule an individual advising appointment with economics advisors in the future.

Please check back for Spring 2015 information session dates and RSVP links. RSVP will be REQUIRED.

*Students who may experience delay in timely graduation by declaring economics will be required to appeal before declaring. The appeal process will be discussed during the internal transfer sessions. 




Helpful Handouts for Registration


Courses to Consider:

  • L A 101L Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace: Interested in receiving 1-credit for planning for your future or researching career opportunities? The Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace career course can help you develop your social media platform, identify your career interests, prepare your resume and cover letter, practice interviewing, and plan for your future! This course is recommended for juniors and seniors seeking to identify their career interests and/or ready to begin the job and internship search process. See details here.

  • STA 372.5 Financial & Econometric Time Series Modeling.  See attached course description. If you have not had one of the pre-requisite courses listed, please contact Tom Shively directly via e-mail (tom.shively@mccombs.utexas.edu) about whether a previous statistics course meets the pre-requisite requirement.
  • BGS 370 Ethic, Corporate Social Responsiblity, & Service Learning

  • MKT 372 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 

  • GOV 312L Washington Campus: Restricted to students in The Washington Campus program. The class will meet 6-9 pm Wednesdays, March 18, April 1, 15, and 29. Mandatory trip May 25-29 taught it Washington, DC. Additional program fee of $1,200 charged for this section; contact the departmental program coordinator for more information.


Temporary Prerequisite Waivers

Requesting a Temporary Prerequisite Waiver

If you need to register for an ECO course but you don’t have the prerequisite coursework posted to your record yet, you will need a Temporary Prerequisite Waiver submitted before you will be able to register for the course.

Prerequisite waivers are TEMPORARY and only allow you to register for the requested ECO course(s).  All prerequisite coursework MUST be completed before the semester begins.

Temporary Prerequisite Waivers may be requested ONLINE* or IN PERSON in the Economics Advising Office in BRB 1.114.  Waivers requested before 10/27 will be in place before registration begins.  Waivers requested after 10/27 will be in place within 48 hours.  If you need more immediate assistance, please come in person the advising office.

*Accounting majors: please use this survey link to request your waiver for ECO 420K.

Students typically need Temporary Preprequisite Waivers for these situations:

  • Transfer coursework: Currently taking or planning to take preprequisite courses at another college before the following semester begins.  Be sure to check course equivalencies using the Automated Transfer Equivalency (ATE) System before signing up for classes at another institution.

  • University Extension: Currently taking or planning to take a prerequisite course through University Extension before the following semester begins

  • Pending credit-by-exam: either waiting to claim credit for prerequisite coursework or taking a CLEP exam before the following semester begins

  • Odd calculus sequence: The registration system does recognize certain combinations of calculus credit (M408C & M408L, M408N & M408S, etc.) even though these combinations are perfectly acceptable for fulfilling the calculus degree requirement.


Prerequisite Documentation Due Tuesday 1/20
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If you received a TEMPORARY Prerequisite Waiver for spring registration, documentation for transferred prerequisite coursework is due by 4:30pm on Tuesday 1/20 to AVOID BEING DROPPED from your ECO course(s).

  • Send transcripts to UT Admissions once you've completed your prerequisites.  Click here for details.
    • If you send transcripts later than mid-January, please ALSO plan to bring documentation to the Economics Advsing Office like a copy of transcript or a printed grade report.  You may also use the computer in our office to print this documentation.
  • University Extension final exams should be taken in early January to ensure that you will receive a final grade by 1/20.
  • Claim credit on the Student Testing Services website here.
  • If you aren’t sure you can provide documentation by Tuesday 1/20, it is your responsiblity to touch base with our office.

Online ECO Waitlists Available Starting Friday 11/7

Online WaitlistsOnline waitlists for all ECO classes will be 'activated' on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th around 8:00am.  They will be available the rest of that day and then during the add/drop period in January from Thursday, January 15th through Friday, January 23rd.

  • Go to the See My Waitlists page to check your status on the waitlist and make sure there are no errors preventing you from being added to the class.

  • Questions about waitlists or restrictions for courses in other departments should be directed towards that department's advising office.  See department contact information by clicking the unique number on the course schedule and then 'see department headnote'.


ECO Paper Waitlist
: The online waitlists will be active through Friday, January 23rd.  Starting Monday, January 26th at 8:00am, our advising office will begin a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED paper list for certain ECO courses to continue the waitlist process.  Check back later for more details.


Advising Sign In


Our office provides a variety of advising services throughout the year. We offer both appointment and walk-in advising at select times depending on what you would like to discuss. Please stop by or call our office to find out about our upcoming walk-in hours or to schedule an appointment. 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.

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 our Twitter page.

Just have a quick question? Or need help with a registration issue? Our front desk 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.

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Advising Services

General Advising, Registration Advising, Strategic Advising, Success Advising, New/Prospective Major Advising

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 45 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.

Undergraduate Advising


Location: BRB 1.114
Phone: 512-471-2973
General questions: email
Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday from
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed daily from
12:00pm - 1:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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Jana Cole
Advising Coordinator
BRB 1.114G
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Sarah McKay, M.Ed

Senior Academic Advisor

BRB 1.114AB

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Jill Lawler
Student Development Specialist I
BRB 1.114AA
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Jinane Sounny-Slitine, LMSW

Associate Academic Advisor

BRB 1.114AC
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Adalyn Burke
Student Associate
BRB 1.114
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