Academic Advising

Upon acceptance into the Journalism and Media major (either as a freshman or as a transfer student), students are assigned an academic advisor who specializes in the Journalism and Media degree plan and is available to answer any questions and concerns regarding degree progression. While students are not required to see an advisor prior to every registration period, students are highly encouraged to make contact at least once a semester to keep current on their degree-planning.

Contacting Your Advisor

Students can make an appointment to see their advisor one of three ways:

  • Online via STAR (STudent Advising Resource)
  • By phone at 512-471-1553
  • In-person in BMC 2.600

Log on to STAR

Reasons you should see your Undergraduate Advisor

  • You need degree planning for the next semester’s registration.
  • You have questions regarding Journalism and Media-specific issues such as Journalism and Media classes offered or Journalism and Media class combinations.
  • You are struggling in your classes.

Getting Advised when you're not a Communication major - yet

Non-communication majors seeking one-on-one advising before their acceptance into the college must FIRST attend an Internal Transfer Information session. There are no exceptions to this.