Department of Germanic Studies

Undergraduate Advising Office

Undergraduate Advising helps you:

  • explore Germanic Studies as a new major
  • with degree-planning for existing majors
  • discuss post-graduation plans
  • learn about Germanic Studies courses and faculty
  • navigate university policies and procedures

 

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

 

Out-of-Office Notice

  • The Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Heather Peterson, is out of office 9/23-10/15 and will return on Monday, October 18th.
  • For very general academic questions, you may also contact Dr. Alex Fulk as the departmental Undergraduate Faculty Advisor.
  • If you have an academic emergency or would like to discuss a possible q-drop/withdrawal, you will need to contact the Student Division Advisors in the Dean's Office.
  • If you would like to declare your certificate in GER or your minor in GSD, please do so online.
  • If you would like to declare your major in GER, please email Heather Peterson your request to join the major. You should not expect to receive confirmation of your request via email response until on/after October 18th.

 

 

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

Spring 2022: https://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules/222

  • The Spring 2022 online course schedule will be published on Wednesday, October 13.
  • Daily registration for Spring 2022 will take place for continuing and readmitted students October 25-November 5.
  • Please check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) for your specific window of access to the registration system to enroll yourself in classes.
  • If a course shows "open; reserved" or "waitlisted," please add yourself to the waitlist, as any open seats will be filled from the waitlist. Should seats remain open near to the start of class, any open seats will be filled 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 the system states that you do not meet the prerequisite for a specific GER/DAN/DCH/NOR/SWE/YID course, but you believe you do qualify to enroll in that course, please complete the Prerequisite Waiver Form below.

 

Prerequisite Waivers

To request a prerequisite waiver for registration in a course within the Department of Germanic Studies, please use your UT email account to complete this FORM

 

Major/Certificate Declaration

To declare a major or certificate in German, 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 Undergraduate Advisor

 Dr. K. Alex Fulk

  • Available to assist students with questions pertaining to course content, department faculty, or GER placement exams.
  • Please email him to schedule an appointment.
  • kafulk@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

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