Policy Statement on Academic Advising
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:
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.
- 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.
Academic advising prior to registration may or may not be required for every student in a given major. The tables listed below indicate which students are required to be advised. If advising is required, the student will have an advising bar that must be cleared by the major department on the computer prior to registration. If advising is not required, it is optional and the student may report to the advising location given in the table.
7 April 1998. Registrar's Web Team
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