Advising & Registration

How do I get advised and register for classes?

  1. Review the Course Schedule.
  2. Decide which courses you would like to take (choose alternates in case your first choices are full).
  3. Meet with your departmental advisor during the mandatory advising period.
  4. Register online for courses during your access period.
  5. Pay your tuition bill.

What is mandatory advising? 

All Fine Arts students must meet with their departmental advisor before registering for any future courses. This meeting must occur during the official advising period (see Academic Calendar). You and your advisor will discuss lacking requirements for your degree.

Who is my departmental advisor?

Art and Art History - Undergraduate Advising

Butler School of Music - Undergraduate Advising

Theatre and Dance - Undergraduate Advising


Helpful Registration Links 

Registrar Services Online

How to Register for Classes

Office of the Registrar - Students Home

Office of the Registrar - Course Schedule

Undergraduate Catalog

What is academic advising at The University of Texas at Austin? (courtesy of the Undergraduate Catalog 2012-14)

The University of Texas at Austin views sound academic advising as a significant responsibility in educating students. Academic advisers assist students in developing intellectual potential and exploring educational opportunities and life goals. Many people in the campus community contribute to the advising process, including faculty, staff, student, and professional advisers. Through the relationship established between adviser and student within a friendly, helpful, and professional atmosphere, a student has the opportunity to learn about educational options, degree requirements, and academic policies and procedures; clarify educational objectives; plan and pursue programs consistent with abilities, interests, and life goals; and use all resources of the University to best advantage.

Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree. Frequent adviser contact provides students with current academic information and promotes progress toward educational goals. The University supports that progress and encourages effective academic advising campus-wide.