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Academic Advising

Declaring Economics: 
The Economics advisors are not able to see prospective Economics majors individually between March 24th - May 2nd but we will be holding information sessions for students wishing to declare the Economics major during that time. 

To declare the Economics major, students must attend one of the following sessions: Thursday 4/17 from 4:00-5:00pm, Wednesday 4/30 from 4:00-5:00pm, or Friday 5/2 from 10:00-11:00am.  All sessions are in BRB.  RSVP IS REQUIRED by 5:00pm the day before the session so that we can have individualized information ready for you. Click here to RSVP.

If you can't attend an information session, you may schedule an individual appointment starting May 5th.  You may also come by the Economics Advising Office any time during our open hours to get general degree information from the front desk staff.

Registration Announcements

Registration for summer and fall sessiong will open on Monday, April 14, 2014 for continuing and readmitted students. See the Econ Advising Blog for the latest announcements about add drop dates and tips.

1. Review your Degree Audit- to see what requirements you have fulfilled and what you still need. If you need help accessing or reading your audit, we can help you at the advising office front desk.

2. Request TEMPORARY Prerequisite Waivers now using this survey if -

  • You are currently taking or will be taking a course outside of UT that is a prerequisite for an economics course you want to register for. (ex. taking intro economics or calculus at community college and want to register for ECO 304L, ECO 420K, or ECO 329)
  • You have an odd calculus sequence and want to register for ECO 420K and/or ECO 329. (ex. M 408 C & L or M 408 N & S or M 408N & L, etc)

*You may request waivers using this survey or in-person at the Economics Advising Office.

*All prerequisite coursework must either be posted to your UT record OR documentation for completed coursework (printed grade report, official/unofficial transcript) must be submitted to the Economics Advising Office by 4:30pm on the FIRST day of school.

3. Look at the Course Schedule – The Summer schedule will be posted on March 25th and the fall schedule on April 1st.

4. Check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) – Registration access times and registration bars will be posted by April 1st.

*If you declared the economics major this semester and have an advising bar, call us or stop by and we will clear it!

5. Use Online Waitlists – Online waitlists for ECO courses will be activated on Friday, April 25th (the LAST day of registration) between 8:00-8:15am and will be available the rest of that day until registration closes.  Waitlists will also be active throughout the add/drop period.  Review Registration FAQs for more information about registration procedures. 

Optional Appointments: Registration advising appointments to discuss the upcoming semester will be available through April 24th. Call us at 512-471-2973 or stop by to schedule yours, we WILL get booked up quickly!

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Welcome! 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 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.

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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

Office Hours:

M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm

Closed 12:00pm -1:00pm

General questions: email

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Advising Office Staff

Jana

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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Jinane Flowers

Jinane Sounny-Slitine, LMSW

Associate Academic Advisor

BRB 1.114AC
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Jill Lawler
Student Development Specialist I
BRB 1.114AA
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