Academic Advising

Our academic advisors are knowledgeable about all of the opportunities a degree in education offers. They are here to guide you throughout your undergraduate career so you make the most of your time here.

In light of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all Academic Advisors in the College of Education are working remotely. To schedule an appointment, please call 512-471-3223. If you run into any issues with being added to your advisor’s schedule, please email one of our advisors directly. If you need to register for courses, please check your Registration Information Sheet for details about your access dates and times.

If you need assistance changing your current course status, please review and follow the procedures below. Deadlines for each request can be found on the University’s academic calendar.

  • Course Change Procedures

    Request

    Procedure

    Withdrawal – Drop all classes without completing the current semester.

    Pass/Fail – Courses taken on a pass/fail basis can only be used as elective credits. They will not count towards your degree requirements. You will receive “CR” for the course as long as you earn a “D-“ or better. Earning an “F” in the course will still appear as a failing grade on transcripts and will count against your GPA. A maximum of 5 courses may be taken P/F in your academic career. 

    Courses taken pass/fail in Spring 2020 are allowed to count towards degree requirements due to COVID-19.

    Q-drop – You will be dropped from the course(s) for the remainder of the semester. Your grade will appear as a “Q” on transcripts. A maximum of 6 courses may be dropped in your academic career.

    Courses Q-dropped in Spring 2020 were considered non-academic drops and did not count against the 6-course drop limit due to COVID-19.

    E-mail your advisor using the template below. The advisor will contact you for a 10-minute zoom meeting to discuss and process paperwork.

    Email Subject: Your Name (EID) – type of request - course name
    Body of email: Be sure to include your full name, EID, Request to (Withdrawal, Pass/Fail, Q-drop), Course (i.e., M408C), and the course’s unique number.

    Over max hours – For students who want to register for more than 17 hours in any given semester.

    Discuss this with your advisor during pre-registration advising to make sure you qualify for this option.

    Time Conflict Override – For students who need to take courses that have a time conflict and have instructor permission to do so.

    E-mail your advisor about the situation, explaining why you need to take both courses. Your advisor will send you a form to have both faculty members sign electronically (PDF signature will be required). You will submit the completed form to your advisor for further processing.  

    Fieldwork and Internship Requests – For students who are planning to do an internship or fieldwork in Fall 2020.

    Discuss this with your advisor during pre-registration advising, your advisor will fill out the appropriate forms and send them to you along with the necessary instructions. Once the forms are complete, your supervising faculty member will email the completed forms to Daniela Kaufman for processing.

Advisors Can Help You

Our Advisors

Photo of Richard HogedaRichard Hogeda — Assistant Dean

Office: SZB 216 
Phone: (512) 471-3223 
Email: rhogeda@austin.utexas.edu

Photo of Antoinette Stanley HartAntoinette Stanley Hart — Director, Office of Student Success and Recruitment, Academic Advising Coordinator

Office: SZB 216 
Phone: (512) 471-3223  
Email: a_hart@austin.utexas.edu

Photo of Jessica SilvaJessica Silva — Academic Advising Coordinator

Office: SZB 216
Phone: (512) 471-3223
Email: jesy@austin.utexas.edu

Photo of Erica MatosErica Matos — Associate Academic Advisor

Office: SZB 216
Phone: (512) 471-3223
Email: e.matoslindsey@austin.utexas.edu

Photo of Ryan NelsonRyan Nelson — Associate Academic Advisor

Office: SZB 216 
Phone: (512) 471-3223  
Email: ryan.nelson@austin.utexas.edu

Photo of Sawyer TedderSawyer Tedder — Associate Academic Advisor

Office: SZB 216 
Phone: (512) 471-3223  
Email: sawyer.tedder@austin.utexas.edu