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Student Expectations

When visiting the University Advising Center, students should be aware of their responsibilities as an advisee.  These student responsibilities are to:

  • Understand and communicate personal values, abilities, and goals.
  • Provide accurate and truthful information when being advised.
  • Schedule and keep appointments or call if it necessary to change or cancel an appointment.
  • Learn and understand UT Arlington's policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Come prepared to each advising session.
  • Be open to the new possibilities that an advisor may suggest.
  • Follow through on plans of action identified during advising sessions.
  • Understand and accept that you are ultimately responsible for your education and decisions.
Checklist for an Academic Advising Appointment

Whether you are meeting with your advisor in person or via some other medium, you should have all applicable materials for that conversation, including:

  • A prepared list of classes you are considering
  • A proposed schedule of classes
  • The most recent copy of your tentative or official degree plan
  • An unofficial transcript, if requested
  • Course syllabi
  • A generated list of questions about resources or concerns you may have
  • Materials gather from a plan-of-action from a previous appointment
Helpful Tips for a Successful Advising Session
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions.  Your advisor is there to answer any questions that you may have.  Policies and procedures on a university campus can be very complex, so asking questions is an excellent way to better understand them.
  • Take an active role in your advising sessions.  Come to your appointment prepared with questions and materials.  This is your educational process, and you have the right to participate in shaping it.
Current Freshmen and Undeclared UT Arlington Students (Major-Intended Students must contact their home department)

Currently enrolled freshmen and undeclared UT Arlington students who would like to speak with an advisor may schedule an appointment online or call 817-272-3140.  If you have questions about specific UAC services or university policies, you may also contact us via email at

Prospective UT Arlington Students

If you are a prospective student, please visit the New Student Welcome Center for more information about becoming a UT Arlington Maverick.  For more information about majors or academic policies, please sign up for one of our Prospective Student Information Sessions.