The Economics Department

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Our office provides a variety of advising services throughout the year. We offer both appointment and walk-in advising at select times depending on what you would like to discuss. 

Just have a simple question? Or need help with a registration issue? Our front desk staff can help-- no need to wait to see an advisor! Just let them know what you need and they will help you, or set you up to see an advisor if necessary.

Advising Services

General Advising, Registration Advising, Strategic Advising, Success Advising, New/Prospective Major Advising

Walk-in Advising is open to economics majors and includes everything from answering quick questions to helping you plan your schedule for the following semester. Walk-in Advising is available year-round. Our walk-in schedule can be viewed here

Prospective Major Advising: Prospective internal transfer students must attend an info session before they can meet with an advisor. Students who have attended an info session may schedule an appointment during non-peak times. They may come in for walk-ins during regular walk-in hours. See the Prospective Students page for FAQs and info session times.

Registration Advising sessions are quick (20 minutes or less) meetings to review your degree audit and discuss your courses for the coming semester -- by appointment or walk-in starting a few weeks before registration. Registration Advising is NOT required for economics majors unless they are new to the major or are on scholastic probation. If you would like to schedule an appointment to see an advisor, please call our office. Please come to your appointment prepared to ask questions and take notes. These are brief sessions focusing on the upcoming semester only (for long-term planning see Strategic Advising).

You can prepare for registration on your own by taking the following steps:

  • Check your registration times and see if you have any registration bars on your Registration Information Sheet.
  • Review your degree audit to see what requirements you still need to satisfy.
  • See the course schedule online for course options.
  • If you just need help with a registration issue, like accessing a class, our reception desk staff can help you-- no appointment is necessary.

Strategic Advising is open to all economics majors, by appointment, year-round, except during Registration Advising periods and the first 12 class days of each semester. In Strategic Advising sessions, an advisor works with you to develop a plan to graduation--incorporating course selection, extracurricular opportunities, and university programs and services--tailored to your academic/career interests and goals. Advising sessions take approximately 45 minutes. Please contact our office to make an appointment. All economics majors are encouraged to participate in at least one Strategic Advising session. The best time to schedule a Strategic Advising session is during sophomore year.

Success Advising is required for economics majors who have fallen below a 2.0 cumulative GPA and have been placed on scholastic probation. Students will be notified by the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office of their probationary status and will be directed to make an appointment with their advisor. If you are on scholastic probation you will have a registration bar on your record and will need to meet with an advisor in our office to get it cleared. Contact our office for an appointment. In Success Advising sessions, your advisor explains the terms for getting off scholastic probation and/or avoiding scholastic dismissal, and discusses with you strategies/services for improving academic performance. The session takes approximately 20 minutes.

Undergraduate Advising

Location: BRB 1.114
Phone: 512-471-2973
General questions: email
Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed daily from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Call for Walk-In Schedule or to Book an Appointment with an advisor.               

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Jana Cole
Advising Coordinator
BRB 1.114F

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Holly Smith, M.S.Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor
BRB 1.114AA

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Ellen Flocke
Associate Academic Advisor
BRB 1.114AC

Alexis Kyle

Alexis Kyle
Associate Academic Advisor
BRB 1.114G

Heather Peterson

Heather Peterson
Assistant Academic Advisor
BRB 1.114AB

Carly Comroe
Student Development Specialist
BRB 1.114D

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Student Associate
BRB 1.114