Ensuring Student Success
The Office of Student Success and Recruitment is dedicated to making sure you have access to the resources and mentorship needed to achieve your academic goals. We believe you have the ability to face any challenges presented to them, and we offer guidance and support along the way through academic advising, peer mentorship, student success workshops, and academic achievement programs. Our Roadmap for Success and support programs will help you stay on track.
We are proud of our record of helping students stay on track to graduate in four years. In 2017, 81.4 percent of our students graduated in four years, surpassing the University’s goal of 69.8 percent.
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We also work with high school and transfer students who may not otherwise consider attending the university. While campus visits are currently curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, our office traditionally has invited local high school students in TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators), and Ready, Set, Teach classrooms to join us for a day of
- attending a mock class with world-class professors,
- talking with current students about courses and life as a Longhorn, and
- going on a campus tour.
Last year we hosted "Bats to Bevo," an event specifically to recruit transfer students interested in pursuing teaching professions with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Austin Community College representatives. Participants had the opportunity to speak with UT faculty, admissions/financial aid representatives, academic advisors, and current UT Austin students.
We are looking forward to resuming our high school visits as soon as we are able.
Welcoming Students to Campus
We work closely with the Advising Team on many of our activities. We work hard to make sure you feel welcome and to get you the information you need to make your final decision to attend UT Austin. These activities include:
- collaborating with the Office of Admissions on and off-campus visits such as Longhorn for a Day Road Trips, Longhorn Regional Meet-Ups, Texas Preview, LEAD Texas, #FirstGenLonghorns Preview Day, and Longhorn Pride: An LGBTQIA+ Visit Day;
- prospective student information sessions throughout the summer and academic year;
- phone campaigns.
Once you commit to UT Austin, we welcome you during the college and university-wide orientation sessions where you will have the opportunity to meet advisors, faculty, and student leaders and learn about our programs and services.
We also extend our welcome to current UT Austin students who are interested in learning more about the degrees and majors we offer, resources and services, leadership opportunities, and procedures to transfer into our college.
If you are a UT student interested in transferring to the College of Education, you are required to attend an Internal Transfer Session before meeting with an Academic Advisor. Learn more on our How to Apply page.
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