Here is a check-list of things that you should aim to do before your orientation session. Completing the items on the list will assist you with the learning process and lead to a more worthwhile orientation experience.
Complete the After Admissions Checklist on the Be A Longhorn Web site.
Register for orientation.
Request test scores (AP, IB, etc.) and dual credit transcripts be sent to UT. You may want to bring a copy of these with you to orientation, particularly if you suspect UT will not receive your scores/grades prior to your orientation date.
Review the degree plan for your declared major (or the General Degree plan if you are Undeclared) to get an idea of the university core requirements and the additional Liberal Arts requirements.
Browse the Course Schedule for courses that match your interests and requirements. During orientation, you can ask your advisor how these courses could fit into your degree plan. You can also view more detailed course descriptions for College of Liberal Arts courses and course syllabi for UT courses. During orientation, we'll go over how to read and understand the course schedule.
Brainstorm some questions you may want to ask your academic advisor. Academic advising is strongly recommended and, for many majors, required. Advising can be more than selecting classes to take. When meeting with an academic advisor, you can learn more about degree requirements and academic policies, identify helpful campus resources, and clarify your educational and career objectives. Remember that ultimately, students are responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, knowing and meeting degree requirements, and enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure timely progress toward a degree.
Set up your UT email account
Sign up for your housing if living on campus. If living off campus begin looking for housing.