Scheduling an Appointment
We do not accept Walk-Ins or appointments scheduled by email.
You can schedule an appointment in one of two ways:
Call 512.245.3050 or
Stop by the College of Education Undergraduate Advising Center in the Education building, Room 2143
Appointments are scheduled to last 30 minutes.
The earliest appointment time begins at 9:00 A.M., and the last appointment time begins at 3:30 P.M.
Please be punctual by planning to arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time.
If you arrive ten minutes late to your appointment, you'll be asked to reschedule.
Our advisors are assigned to degree programs within a specific academic department.
Our front desk staff will confirm your desired degree program and schedule you with an advisor accordingly. You can learn about each of our advisors and determine which you should meet with by visiting the Advising Staff section of our website.
You are expected to demonstrate responsibility.
If you need to cancel an appointment, you must do so by speaking directly with an Advising Center staff member by phone (512.245.3050)
or in person (ED 2143) by 5:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled appointment. Please refer to our Late Arrival and No Show policy for details.
There are many reasons for scheduling an appointment.
- Declaring a new major or minor within the College of Education
- Discussing academic policies
- Inquiring about student resources
- Planning course options
- Reviewing remaining degree requirements
- Removing an Academic Probation Hold
Preparing for Your Appointment
Once you've scheduled an advising appointment, please do the following to prepare for your appointment (Click on each heading for a detailed description):
You can access your Degree Audit by logging in to your Texas State Self-Service account in CatsWeb, then clicking on the 'Student Tab,' and selecting 'Degree Audit.'
You can view notes from previous advising appointments in the 'Planner' tab.
Once you access this information, you can review the courses required for your degree program to make sure the courses you've registered/plan to register for are fulfilling degree requirements.
You should bring with you any relevant documentation or information to your appointment that you or your advisor may find useful in helping you determine your future coursework. This can include your work schedule, unofficial transcripts of coursework you have already completed or plan to complete at a transfer institution, or a proposed list of courses for a future semester.
For instance, if you have a specific work schedule for a given semester, it may be useful to bring it with you to your appointment so that you and your advisor can discuss how your work plans will play in to your future semester's schedule, and the workload required of those courses so you can prepare accordingly.
By preparing questions in advance and having them ready to access during your appointment, you can help ensure that your appointment is an effective one.
During Your Appointment
During your advising appointment, you are expected to (Click on each heading for a detailed description):
This includes being prepared for your advising appointment by following the steps listed above, as well as understanding the requirements of your degree program and being aware of academic policies.
During your appointment, you should refrain from distracting activities, such as texting, checking social media, or answering phone calls. By engaging in such distractions, you are missing out on important information.
You can find more information about our degree programs on our website.
You can find more information about academic policies by reviewing the current Undergraduate Catalog.
It's important to ask questions during your appointment, since not understanding the requirements of your degree program or academic policies could delay your graduation or have other unintended consequences.
Academic Advisors are trained to help eliminate confusion you may have regarding academic policies or degree program requirements. While advisors may not have the answers to all of your questions, they can share appropriate resources with you or connect you with the relevant offices that may be able to assist you.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions – we’re here to help you.
While advisors can help you make decisions about your degree program by providing you with relevant resources and appropriate information or by helping you determine a future schedule, it is your responsibility to act on those suggestions. For example, while you and your advisor may discuss a future course schedule, it is up to you to register for those courses and earn the grades required in those courses to meet the requirements of your degree program.
Regular advising appointments can help you discover resources that will help you navigate your way to graduation.
Advisors prepare for every appointment on their schedule and have that time dedicated to discussing your records. In consideration of that preparation, you should refrain from distracting activities during the appointment such as texting, answering phone calls, or checking emails. Foul language, use of threatening language, and other disruptive behaviors are also considered inappropriate and should not occur.