The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Undergraduate Advising Office

Location: REMOTE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2022

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

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


Important Information for the 5th to 12th Class Days of Spring 2022:

While you can set up an appointment for a 15 minute schedule check,

Starting Monday, January 24th, you will need permission to late-add a class. 

If you wish to late-add a GOV course, please put in the request here (if the course is not listed, then that means the course is not taking late adds): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZlmqxIOVqEyaDKVR0BUixXUEHAr7A20DH8LbP3IyT80mVHw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Keep in mind, late-adds for upper division GOV courses closes on the 8th class day (Jan. 27th) and lower division GOV courses closes on the 12th class day (Feb. 2nd). 

If you are wanting to late-add a course that is not GOV, you will need to contact the department in charge of the course to put in that request.  


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 hereZoom 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.

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

Megan Kidd

Julian Falgout


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    The University of Texas at Austin
    158 W 21st ST STOP A1800
    Batts Hall 2.116
    Austin, TX 78712-1704
    512-471-5121