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Academic Advising

The Vick Center is holding appointments online through Zoom as well as in person. Schedule online to make a 30-minute appointment. If you need a phone appointment, please email your advisor or our main ugs-advising@austin.utexas.edu address.

If you are a Discovery Scholar, please email discoveryscholars@austin.utexas.edu to contact your DSP coach.

Have a quick question? The Vick Center hosts drop-ins via Zoom Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Come to drop-ins to get your questions answered that may not need a full 30-minute appointment, but could benefit from an advisor’s assistance. A drop-in is typically about 15 minutes long.

Non-UGS students are welcome to attend Vick Center drop-ins as well.

Join Zoom drop-ins Zoom ID: 99276747903. If you are a Discovery Scholar, please contact your Coach for their individual drop-in hours. View their contact info.

During busy times, UGS students will meet with their individual advisor to assess their unique needs. At set times (mid-semester deadline, registration, OTE deadline), your advisor will email you their drop-in hours.

Learn about registration advising policies.

Students who are enrolled in UGS are assigned an advisor. You must meet with your advisor at least twice a semester for a major exploration appointment and a registration appointment.

While the Vick Center advisors serve non-UGS students in transition between majors, non-UGS students must see their current college’s advisor for processes like clearing a registration bar, Q-dropping, or withdrawing, changing a class to pass/fail, etc.

Emails from your advisor and from the Vick Center contain important academic information, deadlines, and events.

Learn about the types of advising appointments:

Major Exploration

  • Explore your interests, discover your strengths, and find related academic paths at UT with Wayfinder
  • Learn how to declare a major


Academic Planning

Academic Difficulty & Scholastic Probation