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Academic Advising

Location: Batts Hall, BAT 2.102

Hours: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Email: guao@austin.utexas.edu          Phone: (512) 232-7283 

The Government Undergraduate Advising Office assists students with: degree requirements, scholarships, study abroad programs, honors programs, petitions, special waivers, scholastic probation, and transfer of credit. We also assist students with class registration, the add/drop process, semester planning, and making appropriate referrals to campus resources.

The Liberal Arts Student Division Advisors in Gebauer Hall (GEB 2.200) assists students with: Q Drops and Pass/Fail, One Time Exeptions (OTE), Applying to Graduate, Official Degree Check, etc.

Current Government Majors

Schedule a virtual appointment here. Zoom appointments are now available. Appointments will primarily be online via Zoom. If an In-Person appointment is absolutely necessary, please email guao@austin.utexas.edu to make that request.

While advising is not required for students UNLESS they are new to the major or on scholastic probation, it is recommended that all GOV majors visit the advising office at least once a semester.

Prospective Government Majors 

If you are not a current GOV Major, you MUST attend a GOV Major Info Session before you can meet with a GOV Advisor. 

Please register to attend a mandatory information session in order to declare.

  • Wednesday, February 2 at 2pm
  • Tuesday, February 8 at 4pm
  • Thursday, February 17 at 3pm
  • Thursday, February 23 at 4pm
  • Tuesday, March 1 at 4pm

This session will be conducted via Zoom.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all students who RSVP.  Please secure your spot by registering through this link: RSVP for GOV Internal Transfer Info. Session

STUDENTS MUST RSVP by 4:30pm the day before the Information Session, otherwise, you will have to attend the next session. 

There will be more sessions offered throughout the semester. Please continue to check this website for upcoming info session dates and times. 

Government Undergraduate Advising Office
1 University Station A1800, BAT 2.102
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, 78712
512.232.7283

GOV Advisors

Megan McKay

Julian Falgout

Cassadie Charlesworth

Krista Zampacorta