The Department of French and Italian

Undergraduate Advising Office

Undergraduate Advising helps you:
  • explore French or Italian as a new major
  • plan your French or Italian degree
  • plan life after graduation
  • learn about French or Italian courses and faculty
  • answer questions about FR/ITL courses and sequencing

 

**Students please remember to include your UT EID in all email correspondence with any UT faculty/staff.**  

 

COVID-19 Operational Changes

  • THE ADVISING OFFICE IS OPEN FOR QUICK QUESTIONS ONLY.
    M-F, 9AM-12PM & 1PM-3PM (closed 12-1pm for lunch).
  • ADVISING SESSIONS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE EITHER SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR ATTEND VIRTUAL WALK-INS (no appointment necessary).
  • YOUR ADVISOR WILL BE WEARING A MASK AT ALL TIMES THAT ANYONE IS PRESENT IN HER OFFICE.
  • YOUR ADVISOR WOULD STRONGLY PREFER THAT YOU WEAR A MASK IN HER OFFICE AS WELL.
  • YOU ARE STONGLY ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A MASK AND WASH/SANITIZE YOUR HANDS OFTEN WHILE INSIDE THE BUILDING.

 

Registration

  • Please note that the Department of French and Italian does not allow students to enroll in courses beyond 3pm on the 6th day of the semester (Wednesday, September 1st).
  • Students may enroll themselves in open seats in courses until 5pm on the 4th day of the semester (Monday, August 30th) using the online registration portal.
  • The online waitlist system closes at 5pm on August 30th and will not automatically add students to open seats in courses after that time.
  • On the 5th & 6th days of the semester (August 31st & September 1st), only the Undergraduate Academic Advisor may add students manually to any remaining open seats. Your request to add to a FR/ITL class may be sent via email.
  • Students may drop courses from their schedule until 5pm on the 12th day of the semester (Thursday, September 9th) using the online registration portal.
  • If a course shows "open; reserved" or "waitlisted," please add yourself to the waitlist, as any open seats will be filled from the waitlist until 5pm on August 30th. Should seats remain open near to the start of class, any open seats will be filled automatically from the waitlist.
  • If you are a triple major or a declared major/minor in a subject but do not yet have access to priority seating for the class please email the academic advisor(s) for that subject for further help accessing necessary coursework.
  • If upon an unsuccessful attempt to register for a course, the system states that you do not meet the prerequisite for a specific FR/ITL course but you believe you do qualify to enroll in that course, please complete the appropriate Prerequisite Waiver Form below.

 

Prerequisite Waiver Requests

To submit a request for a prerequisite waiver for French, please complete this FORM using your UT email account.

To submit a request for a prerequisite waiver for Italian, please complete this FORM using your UT email account.

 

Major/Minor Declaration

To declare a major or minor in French or Italian, simply email the Undergraduate Academic Advisor.

 

 

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

(Please direct all general advising inquiries to the undergraduate academic advisor.)

Heather Peterson

  • Available to assist students with degree plans, course registration issues, academic and career goals, university policies and procedures, and campus resources.
  • heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu
  • BEN 2.108 (Office open for brief questions only, M-F 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm)
  • 512-242-4503

 Advising Appointments

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic advisors are working reduced hours on campus.  
  • For Virtual Walk-In Advising (15-minute max Zoom session, no appointment necessary), please refer to the VIRTUAL WALK-IN CALENDAR for availability.
  • Heather Peterson is available through Zoom (typically audio with shared screen) by APPOINTMENT, Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm.
  • Appointments are not scheduled via email.
  • Please leave specific questions in the comments section when making an appointment and make sure you receive a confirmation email including your Zoom link.

 

Faculty Advisors

(Available to assist students with questions pertaining to course content.)

Faculty Advisor for French: Heather Pelletier
hpelletier@austin.utexas.edu
HRH 3.112A
512-471-7470

Faculty Advisor for Italian: Antonella Olson
adolson@utexas.edu
HRH 2.106B
512-471-5531/5706

 

 

Helpful Links


Undergraduate Advisor

Heather Peterson
BEN 2.108
Office open for brief questions only
M-F, 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
(closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
512-242-4503

Advising Sessions:
Appointment Request

Virtual Walk-In Availability
(no appointment necessary)

 

 

Undergraduate French Faculty Advisor

Heather Pelletier
HRH 3.112A (Office currently closed)
512-471-7470

Undergraduate Italian Faculty Advisor

Antonella Olson
HRH 2.106B (Office currently closed)
512-471-5531/5706

 

 

Useful Links


  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531