Welcome! The International Relations and Global Studies (IRG) advising suite is located in the new Liberal Arts Building, CLA 1.216. IRG advisors provide a variety of advising services throughout the year. Our general operating hours for students and the public are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Although the majority of students who we see are enrolled at the University, we are able to meet with prospective students; please call ahead. We advise students on a wide variety of issues that include, but are not limited to the following: major and minor requirements and options, academic policy, core requirements, scholastic status, and petitions to the Dean.
Except during registration advising periods (October and April), the advising suite is open on a walk-in basis. 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. If you prefer to meet with a specific advisor, perhaps one with whom you have worked well before, you may request that advisor when you check in at the reception desk in the advising suite. If no one is at the reception desk, one of the advisors will check you in.
Advising by Appoinment
If you prefer to make an appointment, please call us at (512) 232-6344. During peak advising periods, appointments to speak with an advisor (in person or by phone) must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Note: Some advising services or requests require an appointment (e.g., in-depth 4-year planning, double major/dual degree options, Success advising, etc.).
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). These students will have a registration/advising bar and will not be able to register for your classes until they meet with an IRG advisor, and the bar is lifted. 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 long semester (fall or spring). 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
A Success advising meeting is required for IRG majors who have fallen below a 2.0 cumulative GPA and have been placed on scholastic probation. Students will be notified by our office of their probationary status and will be directed to make an appointment with their Success advisor. We advise these students to make an appointment as soon after the 12th class day as possible. Students on scholastic probation have a registration bar on their record and must meet with an advisor in our office to get it lifted. They should contact our office to make an appointment. They will not be able to schedule appointments during the registration advising periods unless they have met for Success advising. During a Success advising session, the advisor explains the terms for getting off scholastic probation and/or avoiding scholastic dismissal, and discusses with strategies or services for improving academic performance. This session takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
Visit us in CLA 1.216