Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), 2.530
Appointments aren’t necessary; however, if you want to make sure the advisor is in the office, email or call prior to visiting. Please include your UT EID in all email and phone messages.
The first twelve class days of fall and spring semesters, as well as the mandatory advising periods during October and April, are peak advising times. During those periods, the advisor is only able to assist current majors of the department with pressing advising / registration concerns. Non-Majors will be turned away during mandatory advising periods and can only be assisted on the last day of registration during access period #1 and the first four class days.
Mandatory Academic Advising
Current majors in the Department of Art and Art History must be advised before they can register for any semester or summer session. If you do not attend mandatory advising during the assigned dates, you will not be able to register for classes for the next semester until the week before it begins.
In general, advising and registration for continuing students occurs in October for the following spring semester and in April for the following summer sessions and fall semester. (Newly admitted freshmen and transfer students register for their first semester during New Student Orientation.)
Mandatory advising is a time for the student to inform the advisor of registration choices they plan to make for the upcoming semester. The advisor and student review the student's record and degree requirements. Each student may only be seen once, for 10 minute appointments. Lengthy questions and conversations are not possible during these brief meetings. Students who know they need more than 10 minutes for advising should address in-depth concerns with the Undergraduate Advisor before the mandatory advising period begins.
A student’s advising bar may only be cleared during the dates and times listed in the advising email that is sent by the Undergraduate Advisor.
How to Prepare for Mandatory Advising
Download and review the following Advising & Registration Checklist.
Download, complete, and print out the Registration Advising Worksheet (RAW). You must bring a completed RAW to your advising session in order to have your advising bar cleared. The advisor cannot reproduce this form during the session and will not clear your advising bar if you have not brought a completed RAW, on paper, to your advising session.