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Welcome!  Fall 2022 Updates:

The Human Ecology Advising Center is available and happy to assist you as we provide both virtual and in-person options.

Advising appointments are now available!  See your advisor's emails for scheduling details.

Our front desk in GEA 37 and virtual office hours will also be open/available (on Fridays, virtual available only)!  See below for virtual office hour details.

Unsure who your academic advisor is?  Check here!  If you do not see an advisor listed, email us at headvising@austin.utexas.edu for assistance (include EID).

Answers to common questions available on these pages (from the lefthand menu):

  • Registration: fall add/drop deadlines, registration timeline, clearing advising bar, prepping for registration

  • Forms: Q drop, pass/fail, withdrawal request link; over maximum hours request form and procedures (to request 18+ hours); time conflict override requests

  • Degree Plans: sample degree plans & links to other degree planning resources 

  • Departmental (Major) Information: SoHE class updates (ex. prerequisites changes, class cancellations & time changes, common registration issues; course details, etc.)

  • FAQs: Including, how do I send a transcript from another school to UT? read this!

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING AVAILABILITY

Regular 30-minute advising appts are now available!  This is a great time for degree-planning and talking through multiple questions.  In mid-October, appts typically reduce down to 15 minutes for shorter registration conversations. 

Our front desk in GEA 37 and virtual office hours are also open/available!  See below for virtual office hour details (note Fridays is virtual only).

How to reach us:

  • Virtual Office Hours: now available to speak with our Administrative Associate, Maria Sierra!

  • Email: 
    • The best way to connect with your advisor right now is by email.  See below for contact information, and always include your EID!
    • For special program like TIP, WINS, Polymathic Scholars, or Health Science Scholars - your advisor is located in a different office.  You can still reference our website for general information!  See your emails for information from your academic advisor.  Email headvising@austin.utexas.edu if you are unsure.
    • Be on the lookout for emails from "Human Ecology Advising" related to deadlines & advising updates. Even better, filter & save these emails for reference!

  • Non-Human Ecology students: If you are not a Human Ecology student but have a question related to HE courses (NTR, PBH, HDF, TXA), please email headvising@austin.utexas.edu

If you do not know who your advisor is or how to make an appointment with them, please email headvising@austin.utexas.edu. Include your EID. 

Please check UT’s COVID-19 Updates and Guidance page to stay informed. Read through the University Health Services Coronavirus page to read up on what to look out for and how to stay safe.

 

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The School of Human Ecology has a staff of four professional advisors to help you choose the best path to earning your degree. In your time at the University, our goal is to help you identify and pursue both life and academic experiences and skills that will help support your future career and post-graduate life.

OUR MISSION

The School of Human Ecology Advising Center provides a sensitive and welcoming environment for students. We are committed to:

  • Providing a clear understanding of academic requirements and policies
  • Supporting students in achieving academic and developmental goals
  • Encouraging the use of University resources and services
  • Educating students on degree requirements and course availability
  • Assisting with 4-year graduation rates

HOW CAN THE ADVISING OFFICE HELP ME?

Academic advisors assist current HE majors with:

  • Identifying academic goals and opportunities for life experiences
  • Choice of majors and concentrations
  • Non-academic issues
  • Course selection
  • Referrals to a variety of campus resources
  • Course registration and planning for graduation

CONTACT US

You must leave your FULL NAME and UT EID in any communication with our office in order for us to get back to you.

Location: Mary E. Gearing Hall, GEA 37. Please note: we are currently operating both remotely and in-person depending on the day.  See your advisor's scheduling link for availability or email us with any questions.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm CST

During the first weeks of school, the Advising Center staff is available primarily by email and virtual appointments.  Check for emails from your advisor about their availability and how to schedule an appointment.  Please email headvising@austin.utexas.edu if you are unsure who your advisor is. If you are located in another time zone and the above hours do not work for you to schedule an appointment, please let us know and we will accomodate you and help get an alternate time set up. 

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The School of Human Ecology has a staff of four professional advisors to help you choose the best path to earning your degree. In your time at the University, our goal is to help you identify and pursue both life and academic experiences and skills that will help support your future career and post-graduate life.