Department of English

Advising Contacts


Virtual Front Desk: (closed during registration advising, 10/14-11/5)

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-noon and 1:00-4:30; Friday 1:00-4:30


If you are a current UT English major, probably so! Though we may refer you to another campus resource for more detailed assistance, we're always eager to try to assist you as you navigate the university. That said, a few common concerns are handled primarily by other offices:

Texas One Stop: financial aid and billing; outgoing transcripts and certifications

Liberal Arts Career Services and Texas Career Engagement: career exploration, job search coaching, internship guidance, etc.

Liberal Arts Student Division: Q-drops, Withdrawals, Pass/Fail transactions; Graduation Applications and related items

To talk through your Q-drop, Withdrawal, and Pass/Fail options before visiting the Student Division, please make an appointment with us through the links in the next section.  


Please feel free to visit our virtual front desk, details at top of page, or for general inquiries. A good rule of thumb is to utilize the front desk or gulliver e-mail for questions that would not involve looking up your academic record. For anything else, let's have a conversation! You can set up a meeting through these Calendly links:


Current UT students may change to (or add) an English major after meeting with one of our advisors. At this meeting, we’ll address your questions, review English requirements and opportunities, and complete required internal transfer forms. If you aren’t yet prepared to “declare” English but would like to discuss the major with an advisor, please also feel free to reach out. In either case, please use these Calendly links to set up your appointment:

Last name A-Me Appointments (Brad)
Last name Mi-Z Appointments (Katie)

We meet with current UT students who are interested in the English major throughout the year, excepting the first few days of each semester, the registration advising period (release of the Course Schedule through the end of registration), and New Student Orientation days.


Other inquiries from current or former UT students may also be directed to our virtual front desk or e-mail listed at the top of this page. Please note that our availability may be limited during high-traffic periods. If your inquiry involves Rhetoric & Writing course enrollment, contact our colleagues in that department at For Creative Writing Certificate questions, please visit the Creative Writing Certificate website.


Welcome to the university! We look forward to working with you. Your first advising step is to sign up for orientation through New Student Services. As part of your orientation, you’ll meet one-on-one with an Academic Advisor. Because your registration time is tied to your orientation session, there is no registration advantage to meeting with an advisor prior to orientation. If you have a pressing question, though, please feel free to send it to


Thank you for your interest in studying English at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to your admission, our Office of Admissions will be your primary contact. In addition to the English website, some of the links below may be particularly helpful to our future Longhorns. Good luck!

Campus Visits
Course Transferability and Transfer Guides
Credit by Exam
Liberal Arts Honors
Liberal Arts Prospective Students