Welcome! The International Relations and Global Studies advising suite is located in the Liberal Arts Building, CLA 1.216. Our general operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We advise students on a wide variety of issues that include, but are not limited to major and minor requirements and options, academic policy, core requirements, scholastic status, and petitions to the Dean.
With the exception of the start of the semester, we do not accept walk-ins. Please call us at (512) 232-6344 or stop by our office in CLA 1.216 to schedule your appointment. If you prefer to meet with a specific advisor, you may request that advisor when you make your appointment.
Registration advising sessions are quick (30 minutes or less) meetings to review your degree audit and discuss courses for the coming semester. Registration advising is required for some IRG students; check your Registration Information Sheet (see below) to see if you have a bar. IRG students without a bar may meet with an advisor at their discretion. All IRG students have the opportunity to attend an IRG group advising session (dates, times, and locations will be sent in an email to students immediately prior to registration advising). If you currently are studying abroad, an IRG advisor will contact you via email with special instructions.
- As an IRG major, you do not have "special" access to courses on the lists, with the exception of a few courses we identify via email each session. Do NOT contact the offering departments for access. Restrictions will loosen during the first and subsequent access periods.
- The capstone (IRG 378) should be taken your FINAL year. Each section in the course schedule specifies the relevant track(s). Sign up for the one which matches your track.
All IRG students can prepare for registration by taking the following steps:
- Identify your registration access dates and times, as well as any advising bars, using your registration information sheet.
- Run and review an Interactive Degree Audit to determine your academic situation.
- Arrange for previous institutions to send transcripts of any transfer or dual credit work not yet on your record. Complete any necessary study abroad steps to get your coursework posted to your record.
- Identify any credit-by-exam courses not yet on your record. Talk to an advisor before claiming credit.
- Print and complete the IRG Registration Advising Worksheet.
- Gather specific class information from the Course Schedule.
- Use the Liberal Arts course description database and/or the University-wide syllabi database to view course descriptions/syllabi for classes.
- Review Course-Instructor Surveys left by other students, if interested.
- Make an appointment with an IRG advisor
Visit us in CLA 1.216