Ensuring Student Success
The Office of Student Success and Recruitment is dedicated to making sure our students have access to the resources and mentorship needed to achieve their academic goals. We believe our students 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.
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.
To assist students with staying on track, the Office of Student Success and Recruitment has developed a Roadmap for Success and implemented several support programs.
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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
During the spring semester, we work with faculty, advisors, and student volunteers to call admitted students in order to answer their questions and provide additional information to assist them as they finalize their decisions.
Along with the Office of Student Affairs, we welcome students to the college and the university at our orientation sessions so that future students can meet our advisors and student leaders and learn about our programs and services.
Current UT Austin students who are interested in transferring from another school or college are required to attend an information session. We host several such sessions each semester. We also host information sessions for both prospective freshmen and students transferring from another college or university.
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