College of Liberal Arts

UTurn Program

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    UTurn students are 25% more likely to avoid academic dismissal compared to those on academic probation who forgo the program.

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    Additionally, in 2014, UTurn was nationally recognized as an Outstanding Advising Program by NACADA (National Academic Advising Association.)

UTurn assists Liberal Arts students experiencing academic difficulty. By enhancing the learning experience of its students, UTurn creates an academic support network focused on the individual needs of each student and provides strategic resources for students to make well-educated choices for the remainder of their academic career.

Fall 2021 Application

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UTurn provides:

  • An assigned Academic Coach for regular one-on-one meetings
  • A designed space, centrally located (RLP 1.304), to create an intellectual community and enhance students’ development
  • Optional Peer Mentoring
  • Social activities and events throughout each semester
  • Program Workshops: Time Management, Study Skills, Test Taking Strategies, Navigating your Degree, Stress: Health and Wellness, Goal Setting: Short and long-term planning, Preparing for Finals


For more information on UTurn please contact:

Benjamin R. Burnett, M.Ed.
Sr. Student Program Coordinator
Office of Student Success - UTurn
305 E. 23rd St.
RLP 1.304; A1400
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 232-3816


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