EVS Academic Advising
Here you’ll find useful information to prepare you for academic advising as an EVS student.
When you enter the EVS Program (while your major is listed as “EVS-Entry”), you can be advised by the
EVS Program Office or in your college’s advising office (see below).
After declaring your track you will begin working mostly with your college’s advising office, as they will be the office that ultimately sees you through to graduation.
EVS Program Advising Coordinator
JGB 2.108C, Holland Family Student Center
Phone: (512) 232-4545
Meetings with the EVS Program Advising Coordinator are available by appointment. You can make an appointment to meet with the Advising Coordinator at the Student Center Front Desk in JGB 2.102, or by calling (512) 232-4545.
Walk-in advising for quick questions and emergencies is also available on a weekly basis for declared EVS majors; please call the office for an updated walk-in hour schedule.
|School (Track)||EVS-Entry Advising||Track-Specific Advising|
|Natural Sciences (Biology)||First Year/Transfer Student Advising |
(512) 471-3796 (website)
|Biological Sciences Advising Center |
(512) 471-4920 (website)
|Liberal Arts (Geography)||Geography Advising |
CLA 1.216(512) 232-6344 (website)
|Geography Advising |
CLA 1.216(512) 232-6344 (website)
|Jackson School (Geology)||Geosciences Advising |
(512) 232-4545 (website)
|Geosciences Advising |
JGB 2.108(512) 232-4545 (website)
Advising in the EVS Program Office typically falls into one of three categories:
1. General Advising includes everything from answering quick questions to helping you sort out a problem, including academic concerns and research options.
2. Registration Advising is a quick meeting to review your degree audit and discuss your courses for the coming semester. This type of advising is required to lift your “Advising Bar.”
Prior to your Registration Advising, you should:
- Check your registration times and see if you have any registration bars on your Registration Information Sheet.
- Review your Interactive Degree Audit to see what requirements you still need to satisfy.
- Search the Course Schedule online for available course options.
3. Strategic Advising is open to all EVS majors year-round except during Registration Advising periods and the first 12 class days of each semester. In Strategic Advising sessions, the advisor works with you to develop a plan to graduation – incorporating course selection, extracurricular opportunities,
and university programs and services – tailored to your academic/career interests and goals.
Sometimes it can be confusing to know where to start when you have a question about your academic progress. While most advisors can answer most questions, you may want to use the chart below as a guide to where to ask first.
EVS Program Office:
- Common EVS Coursework
- including Sustaining a Planet, Introductory Field Seminar, Research Methods, and Senior Research Experience
- Four-Year Planning
- including study abroad opportunities
- General Academic Stress
- including formal and informal support options
- EVS Track Selection and Declaration
College/Department Advising Offices:
- Track-Specific Coursework
- including the sequencing and availability of course options
- Concurrent Enrollment and Maximum Hours
- taking courses at UT and another school simultaneously, increasing allowed hours at UT
- Withdrawals, Q-Drops, and Probation
- including medical withdrawal
- Track-Specific Honors Opportunities
In order to succeed in your academic career, it’s important to be clear about what you can expect from your advisor and what your advisor, in turn, will expect from you.
|What you Can Expect from Your Advisor:||What Your Advisor Will Expect from You:|