Academic Advising

TIP Director

Monica R. Hall-Porter, PhD.
Flawn Academic Center (FAC)2.110


Mailing Address

2304 Whitis Avenue
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
T: 512-232-6493
F: 512-232-2800


Role of a TIP Advisor

Academic advising in college is more than simply meeting to pick classes for next semester. TIP advisors are your connection to the larger UT academic community and to off-campus opportunities.

What can your TIP advisor do for you?

Academic advisors are professionals dedicated to helping you succeed in college. Advisors help you navigate the University and connect you to resources and experiences that take into consideration your abilities, interests and life goals. Frequent proactive contact with advisors provides you with current academic information and promotes timely progress toward graduation.

Your TIP advisor can answer any of your quick questions or concerns by email (always include your UT EID in email correspondence). For a more involved conversation, make an appointment to meet in person.

How to make or cancel an appointment

Check your Secure Academic Notes (SAN) for a link to our new online scheduling software.

Appointment TIPs

Be an active participant in your advising appointment!

  • Be prepared with your questions and concerns
  • Bring related advising materials
  • Follow through on referrals and recommendations
  • Follow up with additional appointments as necessary

Certain times of the semester are very busy for all advisors, especially during registration advising and during the add drop period, so please see your advisor early in the semester and often enough to be sure your questions and concerns are thoroughly addressed.

Peer Advisors

Peer Academic Advisors

TIP's Peer Academic Advisors are ready to help first-year TIP students draft their 4-Year Plans during the spring semester.  Check your Secure Academic Notes for details!

Handouts and Links

4-Year Plan

Entry-Level Worksheet

Four-Year Academic Plan

CNS Degrees

Core Requirements

Interactive Degree Audit

Current Course Schedule

Health Professions Office



Exploring Majors


Career Counseling at the Vick Center

Internal Transfer Sites


Online Advising Worksheet

Contact information

Academic Advisors


Gabe Lopez, B.A. (Academic Advising Coordinator): 

Asha Barnes, B.S. (Associate Academic Advisor): 

Theresa Dickinson (Associate Academic Advisor):