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Prospective Students

The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) is UT’s newest school and home to students exploring majors. We oversee undergraduate education and offer strategic advising and dynamic programs for all undergraduates.

Current UT students interested in transferring into UGS should contact the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling.

The UGS Student Experience

The Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling helps students explore majors and careers. Our advisors have the smallest caseloads on campus and will spend one-on-one time with you as you learn about your interests and goals, ensuring you declare a major with confidence.

UGS students connect with local Austin professionals through Magellan’s Circles.

Scholarships like the UGS Summer Exploration Grant enable UGS students to engage in summer experiences that help them explore interests and careers.

UGS Programs for all UT Students

Students enrolled in any of UT’s colleges or schools benefit from UGS programs that provide a small-college experience at a major research university.

The Sanger Learning Center offers tutoring for difficult courses and staff to help you hone study skills.

In First-year Interest Groups (FIGs), small groups of like-minded incoming students take classes and help each other adjust to college-level academics and student life.

The Freshman Reading Round-Up is a two-hour event that introduces small groups of incoming students to books selected and discussed with UT’s top faculty.

All first-year UT students take a Signature Course. These rigorous interdisciplinary courses connect incoming students with top-level faculty and help students uncover new interests as they adjust to college-level academics.