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Undergraduate Program Advising Office

ADVISING OFFICE

LOCATION: BUR 230 | MAP
PHONE: (512) 471-4410
EMAIL: psy-undergrad@utexas.edu
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 5 PM

MAILING ADDRESS:
Undergraduate Advising Office
College of Liberal Arts, Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin
2505 University Avenue, Stop A8100
Austin, TX 78712

The Undergraduate Advising office works on both an Appointment and Walk-in basis.


APPOINTMENTS

Appointments are made during non-peak advising times only (see Walk-in Advising) Appointments should be made to discuss the following topics:

  • Degree Planning
  • Degree Enhancement
  • Graduate School
  • Career Planning

To schedule an appointment, call 471-4410.

WALK-IN ADVISING

Due to heavy student traffic during Walk-in Advising, advisors have limited time. Walk-in Advising takes place during the following periods for the following purposes:

  • Pre-registration advising - upcoming semester courses
  • The week before classes begin - current semester concerns
  • First 12 days of class (the first 4 days of class in the summer) - current semester concerns

For all other issues, students should call to set up an appointment during the off-peak time.


ADVISORS

The Psychology undergraduate advisors have assigned caseloads, based on student last name:

Southern(A - E):
Mary Southern
BUR 230C
471-4410

marys@austin.utexas.edu

Brown(F - K):
JAY BROWN
BUR 230B
471-4410

jabrown@utexas.edu

Tapsak(L - Q):
ANNA TAPSAK
BUR 230E
471-4410

tapsak@utexas.edu

Mendolusky(R - Z):
JOEL MENDOLUSKY
BUR 230D
471-4410

mendolusky@utexas.edu


ADVISING BAR

Advising bars are placed on a student's record in order to require a student see an academic advisor prior to registration. This is done for certain populations of students because it is felt that academic advising is especially important for them, and by placing a bar, the student and the advisor can go over the student's record and discuss any issues or problems that may have arisen.

In Psychology, we feel that first-time students to the department (whether new students to the university, or transferring from another department on campus) and those students who are on academic probation, benefit most from having an advising bar placed on their record.

To clear an advising bar, you'll need to come into our office to see an advisor. You will not be able to access ROSE, the online registration system, until the bar has been removed.


ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY

Academic difficulty at The University of Texas differs greatly from major to major and college to college.

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