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Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin!

The School of Human Ecology Advising Center staff is excited to welcome you to the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) and the School of Human Ecology (SoHE)! We look forward to meeting you during Orientation. Our main goal is to assist you with picking out classes so that you feel confident when registering during Orientation.

Also see the CNS Orientation website here: https://cns.utexas.edu/info-admitted-students/orientation

Please review the following information, and keep an eye out for emails from "Human Ecology Advising" headvising@austin.utexas.edu. You will receive an email with your academic advising details before orientation. Add our email to your contacts list to avoid future emails from going to spam, and email us for any questions or concerns related to your academic advising (please include your EID on all emails)!

Before Orientation

1.  Complete Canvas Modules on the New Student Services Canvas page. See a full pre-orientation checklist on the New Student Services website.

2.  Complete UT Math Assessment before your Orientation session (required for all first-year CNS students).

For those taking CH 301 this fall, the Chemistry Readiness Assessment is also required before/during orientation.

3.  Review the following before Orientation (optional):

CNS Advising Handouts: These will be used throughout orientation and are available on the CNS Canvas page and linked on the CNS Orientation website here

Group Pre-Advising Presentation: On Day 1, you will meet with an Orientation Advisor and other incoming students in your major who are at Orientation that week.

The Pre-Advising presentations linked below will be covered during this group session to prepare you for academic advising and class registration. Feel free to review yourself before/after Orientation too!

Click to download the PowerPoint presentation below (you should not have to log into Box to download).  Please email us at headvising@austin.utexas.edu if you experience any issues accessing these: