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Student Responsibility

The School of Undergraduate Studies will support you as you explore your interests, strengths, and abilities and develop your academic plan to graduate in four years.

While university faculty and staff members will give you advice and assistance, you are responsible for your own decisions, education, and personal development.

You are expected to

Communication with Parents

Your academic records are private and protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Your parents and other third parties do not have access to your academic records, and your advisor cannot discuss details of your records without your permission. If your parents contact your advisor, your advisor will direct your parents to communicate with you directly concerning academic issues. You must assume responsibility for your education and any transactions with the university.

Student Honor Code

“As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the university and uphold academic integrity.”

University Code of Conduct

“The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.”

Learn more about academic integrity and the university’s honor code and core values.