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Advising

Contacts

The Parlin Advising Office works with Sociology majors.  Please feel free to set up an appointment with the appropriate advisor below:

Last name A – L:  Mitchell Ridsdale, https://calendly.com/ridsdale

Last name M – S:  Rebecca Marcus, https://calendly.com/rebecca-marcus

Last name T – Z:  Brad Humphries, https://calendly.com/kilgoretrout  


Virtual Front Desk: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94269539526

Please note that the front desk will be closed on the following days for new student orientation:  June 7, 14, 21, 28, 30; July 7, 12, 14, 19, 21.

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

E-mail: gulliver@austin.utexas.edu

Undergraduate Advisors

Brad Humphries
Mitchell Ridsdale
Rebecca Marcus
gulliver@austin.utexas.edu

Undergraduate Advisor-Faculty

Mary Rose
RLP 3.630
(512) 232-6336
mrose@austin.utexas.edu

  • Academic Difficulties

    Students in academic distress should see an academic advisor immediately. There are more options to resolve any academic concerns early in the semester rather than near the end. Students should also talk to their instructor and/or TA if the problem involves a particular course. Students on scholastic probation may be required to complete a Success Agreement, and should plan to meet with an advisor regularly to ensure sufficient academic progress.

  • Advising Bars & Audits

    Advising Audits

    One of the best tools for advising is an advising audit. This is a computer-generated list of all of a student's classes, as they apply to their degree plan. Students may create and view audits online using IDA, the Interactive Degree Audit

    Advising Bars

    As Sociology majors, students will have an advising bar placed on their record when one of the following conditions exists:

    • They are new to the major
    • They are on scholastic probation
    • They have more than one major (the other major may place the bar)
  • Late Adds, Adding a Closed Class, and Reserved Courses

    Late Adds

    For the Spring 2022 semester, the Sociology advisors may add students to open Sociology courses from the 5th class day (Monday, January 24th) through the 7th class day (Wednesday, January 26th, 4:30 PM) with instructor permission. For instructor permission, students should request for faculty to forward their request to soc.advising@austin.utexas.edu directly.

    Adding a Closed Class

    Sociology uses the online Wait List System to manage enrollments. It is recommend that all students add themselves to wait list whenever possible and periodically check to make sure that there is a clear path to add the wait list courses if their turn comes up.

    Reserved Courses

    Certain SOC courses are reserved for SOC majors ONLY; students must have officially declared the major to add any of these courses. These include SOC 327M and SOC 379M at all times, as well as some upper division courses during the early registration periods. For these courses students MUST have SOC listed as their major, or as a simultaneous major if they have more than one. Other courses, including conference courses (SOC 379N), honors courses (SOC 679HA/HB), and internship courses (SOC 350N) require additional approvals to add. If students are officially declared as a SOC major and have difficulties adding reserved SOC courses, they need to talk to a SOC advisor.

  • Changing or Adding the Sociology Major

    Changing or Adding the Sociology Major

    Sociology is considered an open, non-competetive major. Please see our Admissions page for next steps in changing or adding the major. 

  • College & University Procedures

    College & University Procedures

    Students are encouraged to talk to a Sociology advisor about how decisions such as a Q-drop, Pass/Fail, or Withdrawal may impact their long-term graduation plans. However, these processes are completed with an advisor in the Student Division/Dean's Office. Additional things addressed in the Dean's office may include: 

    • Graduation Application

    • Scholastic Dismissal Appeal
    • Petition for Degree Modification