Academic Advising

SCHEDULING ACADEMIC ADVISING

You should meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester to review your academic progress and receive important information and advice related to your studies and overall student experience. Schedule a planning session during the middle of the semester to avoid peak advising periods when advising time is in high demand due to registration.

We have launched a new appointment scheduling tool so that you may choose to schedule an in-person advising meeting or a virtual (Zoom) advising meeting. (Some advisors may offer only virtual meetings.)

Log on to STAR

To check in for scheduled appointment you may log on here or from the check-in kiosk at DMC 2.600 (when in-person services are available). If you schedule an in-person appointment, please arrive at DMC 2.600 before your appointment time. You will receive reminder emails one day and one hour before your scheduled appointment. You may schedule an advising appointment no less than 24 hours in advance.

We encourage you to protect yourself and your advisor by wearing a mask while you are in the Student Advising Office.

Please be on time for your advising appointments, as the Student Advising Office enforces a ten-minute rule for scheduled appointments. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule.

Non-Moody students who are interested in transferring into the Moody College and would like to meet with an academic advisor must attend an internal transfer information session before they may meet with the Internal Transfer advisor during their posted internal transfer advising hours.

If you have trouble making an appointment through STAR, or if you are a Moody student who is not authorized to use the system, please email us at commstudentadvising@austin.utexas.edu.

 

Drop-In Advising

During normal business hours, drop-in advising is available to Moody College students on the schedule posted here.

The drop-in advisor may not be your assigned academic advisor. Drop-in advising should be used to answer quick, urgent questions and should not last more than 10-15 minutes. If the drop-in advisor feels you need more time, you may be directed to schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor. On certain days, drop-in advising will only be available via Zoom.

During the two weeks of registration, all advisors see students on a drop-in basis only. 

To see an advisor for drop-ins, you may log on here or from the check-in kiosk at DMC 2.600 (when in-person services are available). After you join the queue, you will receive instructions through text, so please watch your phone! 

Students will be seen in the order in which they joined the queue. Be sure to join the queue early to make sure that you can be seen before drop-ins end. The queue will close when there are too many students to be seen by the posted end time.

Drop-in advising with the Moody Minors Coordinator is available for ALL students pursuing Moody minors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CT).

We encourage you to protect yourself and your advisor by wearing a mask while you are in the Student Advising Office.

If you are encountering technical difficulties using the Qless system, be sure you’re using the Chrome or Firefox browser. You may contact our front desk for help troubleshooting: (512) 471-1553.

Visit Us

We are located on the second floor of the G.B. Dealey Center for New Media or via Zoom.

phone: 512-471-1553