Graduate Advising & Registration

Graduate Advisors

Students are required to meet with the graduate advisor once a semester (October and April) to plan for the following semester's coursework and program of study. If you have additional advising questions, please make an appointment with the graduate advisor, listed below.

Graduate Advisor for Doctoral, Master’s Research & Theory Track: Mary Bock
Phone: 512-471-0673
Office: BMC 3.384

Graduate Advisor for Master’s Professional Track: Kate West
Phone: 512-751-9685

Please contact the graduate coordinator for any other questions about your graduate student status, procedures, deadlines, fellowships, teaching assistantships, etc. If you need a form signed, give it to the graduate coordinator and allow three days for the graduate advisor to sign it. 

Graduate Coordinator: Chelsea Stockton
Phone: 512-471-5933
Office: BMC 3.340B


Registration for classes is performed online using the registrar's online services. You will need to know your UT EID to access registration. Incoming students will register during orientation, the week before classes begin. Continuing students may pre-register the semester before.

Registration Bars

A bar is a code placed on your record that will prevent registration. Students are responsible for clearing their registration bars prior to their registration time. You may view your bars and your registration times through your RIS form.


Financial bars may appear if you have a balance with the university from library fines, unpaid parking tickets or loans or by the Office of Student Financial Services. Financial bars may be paid in cash or by check at the Cashier's Office in MAI 8 or paid online by credit card.


These bars are placed by offices such as the International OfficeGraduate and International Admissions CenterOSFS and the Office of Graduate Studies. Students must resolve a non-financial bar in person at the administrative office that imposed it. An advising bar can be resolved by signing up for an advising session with your graduate advisor.

For more information and tutorials on registration, the course schedule and tuition payment, please consult the Office of the Registrar.


Students may add/drop courses via the web during the first four class days. If the course is full or restricted, the student must have department approval to add the course. Consult the professor of the course and cc the graduate coordinator, Chaz Nailor, You may be placed on a waiting list until space opens up or until students who are required to take the course have all registered, usually by the last day of registration. Please consult the graduate school website for the official add/drop policies and procedures.

Resources for Graduate Students

The University of Texas at Austin has a wide range of resources across campus designed to help all students succeed. 

Learn more about resources.

Student Funding & Scholarships

Students are encouraged to visit the Office of Student Financial Services for various funding opportunities. Scholarships through the School of Journalism are also available for those meeting the requirements.

Learn more about student scholarships.

Student Employment

The School of Journalism and Media employs a number of currently enrolled master's and doctoral students as teaching assistants to assist faculty members in teaching undergraduate courses.

Learn more about employment opportunities.