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One-Time Exception Drop Deadline

Students may drop a single class or withdrawal from the university after the mid-semester deadline using the One-Time-Exception (OTE). 

OTEs must be initiated by December 5, 2022 at 5 pm or before a final grade is posted - whichever is earlier.

A student must request the OTE from a Dean’s Office advisor by the last class day. You may connect with an advisor in GEB 2.200 or via Zoom and our online live chat.

Every undergraduate is allowed one OTE, whether it is used to withdraw from all classes or drop one class. An OTE drop counts as one of your six Q-drops. Once you’ve used it, you cannot use it again.

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College of Liberal Arts

Academic Advisors:

College of Liberal Arts

Susan C. Somers

Susan C. Somers

Academic Advising Coordinator

Susan’s time with the Department of History began in 2005 when she arrived in Austin to study early modern European history in graduate school. She began her career as an academic advisor for the Department in 2010. Over the years, she’s advised in History, Classics, and Philosophy, and in 2018 she returned home to Garrison Hall to lead the History advising team. Susan earned her BA in History and Philosophy from Washington & Lee University and her MA in History from The University of Texas at Austin. She is mom to two daughters who keep her busy with dance, Girl Scouts, and toddler-proofing. Her husband teaches Economics at ACC. She loves Star Wars, figure skating, and urban transit.

 

College of Liberal Arts

Aina Ongcheap

Aina Ongcheap

Associate Academic Advisor

Aina joined UT Austin in Fall 2018 to study the History of Science as an undergraduate student. That semester, she became the student worker for the history advising office, where she worked for the entirety of her undergraduate years. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from UT Austin with her BA in History in Spring 2022, she began work as an Associate Advisor for the History Advising Office. She enjoys taking care of her pet tortoise, Snappy, watching and doing glassblowing, and doing ceramics.

 

College of Liberal Arts

Appointments for History Majors

In your appointment confirmation email, you will be provided with your advisor's personal Zoom link.
If you have a quick question, the best way to direct your request would be to email us at history.advising@austin.utexas.edu. Depending on the nature of your 

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College of Liberal Arts

Have a quick question?

The best way to direct your request would be to email us at history.advising@austin.utexas.edu. Depending on the nature of your emailed questions, we may ask you to schedule an appointment.

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College of Liberal Arts

Not a History Major?

If you are not a history major and have a quick question for us, please email us at history.advising@austin.utexas.edu.

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College of Liberal Arts

"Declare the History Major" Appointment

Current Liberal Arts students who wish to add or change to a history major can simply schedule an appointment with an advisor to do so.

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College of Liberal Arts

Internal Transfer Application

If you are a UT student not currently enrolled in Liberal Arts, you should submit the UT Austin internal transfer application. Once you have submitted the application, you will be required to meet with an advisor before you can declare.

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Phone:

512-471-7670

We answer the phone during business hours. If we are in appointments, on the phone, or working remotely, your call may go to voicemail. While we are checking voicemails, we often do not check our voicemail as frequently as email. We recommend you email us rather than leave a voicemail. 

 

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