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Longhorn Scholars have access to excellent advising through their colleges and the Longhorn Scholars Program. Each semester, our students meet with a college advisor and a Longhorn Scholars Program Advisor. Our advisors work individually with students to identify potential majors, career paths, internships, and other opportunities suited to students’ specific needs from freshman year through graduation.

Advisors provide students with personal guidance, support, and advocacy. Our office offers a safe environment that is encouraging and supportive of students’ needs, interests, and challenges, both inside and outside the classroom. We are here to help Longhorn Scholars find their place within the university.

Goals & Objectives of Program Advising

  • To give you information and support that will help you be successful at the University of Texas at Austin
  • To help you get involved in interdisciplinary experiences that can increase your satisfaction with your college experience
  • To encourage your involvement in the university’s many resources, such as undergraduate research, study abroad, and internships
  • To connect you with the support services that can best help you succeed academically and personally, including the Sanger Learning & Career Center, Undergraduate Writing Center, and UT Counseling & Mental Health Center
  • To help you link your college experience with plans and goals for life after graduation
  • To develop your ability to think critically, solve problems, and make informed decisions about your future life plans


Phaedra White Abbott
Senior Program Coordinator

Malik Crowder
Senior Academic Advisor

Shirley Sandoval
Associate Academic Advisor

Emily Schroeder
Associate Academic Advisor

Allison Carron
Administrative Associate