Financial Aid / Scholarship Application

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is running a campaign to increase awareness of changes to the financial aid timeline and process for the 2017-18 academic year and we’d appreciate your assistance in sharing this important info widely with your student audiences.

March 15 is now the single deadline for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the university’s continuing student scholarship application. We hope the single financial aid/scholarship deadline will simplify the process for students, but it does make the scholarship app deadline earlier than it has been in the past. To meet the university’s deadline, the FAFSA, scholarship application and all supporting documents must be complete and correct by March 15.

It’s essential that students complete their aid applications on time, as late FAFSAs will disqualify students from certain forms of need-based aid and late scholarship applications will not be accepted.

Nine broadcast scholarships now available

Broadcasters’ Foundation to award $29,000 in scholarships
–          Please encourage your students to apply!

The Texas Broadcast Education Foundation is now accepting applications for nearly $30,000 in scholarship funds.

Texas broadcasters started the foundation in 1973 to foster learning in broadcast journalism, management, advertising, broadcast electronics and other arts and techniques of the broadcasting field.

TBEF annually awards scholarships to outstanding students at universities, colleges and technical schools across the state of Texas.

For the 2017-2018 school year, TBEF is offering one $5,000 scholarship and eight $3,000 scholarships.

The Lady Bird Johnson Scholarship ($3,000) is designated for a UT-Austin Student!

  • Any student enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin in a program with an emphasis on communications.
  • Recipient will be eligible to apply for an internship at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  • TBEF Scholarship Application Checklist

    Applications are due Monday, April 17.

    Read more…

    Questions? Contact TBEF or call (512) 322-9944.

    Texas Broadcast Education Foundation
    Ann Arnold Center | 502 E. 11th St., Ste. 200 | Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 322-9944 |

Economics Internal Transfer Process: Spring 2017

I wanted to let you know that the Economics Internal Transfer Application will open March 1st and close May 1st at 5pm and will be posted on our website. Students can also contact if they have specific questions regarding the internal transfer process.

As a reminder, the requirements are:
Completion of the following courses with a grade of at least C minus in each:
·         ECO 304K
·         ECO 304L
·         M 408K/C/N
·         M 408L/D/S

Students can attend an optional but strongly recommended-Information Session if they would like to learn more about our major before declaring. After attending an info session, they are free to meet with an Economics Advisor:
·         Thursday, February 9 from 5:30-6:30pm in CLA 1.302E
·         Tuesday, March 7 from 10:00-11:00am in CLA 1.302B
·         Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in CLA 1.302B
·         Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30-6:30pm in CLA 1.302B
·         Monday, May 8 from 3:00-4:00pm in CLA 1.302B

·         March 1–Application opens
·         May 1st—Application closes
·         May 31st—All pre-reqs must be posted to the student’s UT record( applicable to students taking pre-req courses outside of UT)
·         Friday, June 9th– Admission decision sent via SAN
·         First week of Fall semester– Required orientation session for new admits( The week of August 28th- Exact dates TBD)

Additionally, here are some FAQ’s that may be helpful:
Is admission to the Economics major competitive? Is there a GPA cut-off? No, currently there is no GPA requirement and approval is not on a competitive basis. Our goal is to accept all students who want Economics as their major as long as they have demonstrated basic competencies in economics and math by successfully completing the prerequisite coursework with a grade of at least C minus in each course. All applicants are also subject to the College of Liberal Arts internal transfer policies.

Do I need to take the required classes in-residence? No, transfer credit and credit-by-exam credit are accepted. All required courses must be posted with final grades (or “CR” in the case of credit-by-exam) on your UT record  by the end of the semester in which you apply in order for your application to be considered. The deadline this semester is May 31st.

If I am currently taking the required courses can I submit an application? Yes, we will accept your application but will wait until after grades are posted to process it. If you are taking prerequisite courses over the summer, you must apply the following Fall semester.

Do I need to meet a minimum number of credit hours completed in-residence to apply? No, subject to the rules in your current college/major you may apply during your first semester. The major declaration will become official the following semester.

Is there a maximum number of hours taken or semesters completed to be eligible to apply? No. However, if it is not possible for you to graduate with the Economics major by your 9th semester in college, approval to declare may be subject to appeal.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a great week!

Holly Smith M.S.Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor | Department of Economics | College of Liberal Arts
The University of Texas at Austin | BRB 1.114| 512.471.2973
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UT Research Week 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Senate of College Councils are excited to invite students, faculty, and staff to participate in Research Week 2017, the annual university-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity at UT Austin. Research Week 2017 will take place April 17-21. This year’s events will include college and departmental poster presentations, performances, special seminars on research-related topics, and the Longhorn Research Bazaar—a festive event designed to highlight undergraduate work, research resources, and opportunities for students from all majors.

If you know undergraduates who are involved in research in your area, please encourage them to explore opportunities to present during Research Week, either at a college or program event or at the Longhorn Research Bazaar. Students who are interested in participating in the Bazaar may submit an abstract of their project for consideration through our online submission form. Students who plan to present a research poster should register to attend a poster design workshop through the Office of Undergraduate Research if they have not already had poster design training through their academic programs.

If students have any questions about Research Week 2017, submitting an abstract, or presenting their work, please have them contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at 512-471-7152 or

As colleges, programs, research units, and student organizations register events for Research Week 2017, our online events calendar will be updated with a full list of registered events. We hope you’ll keep an eye on the calendar and join in some of the events in your college or school and across campus!

School of Social Work Internal Transfer Info Sessions

The School of Social Work is now offering internal transfer information sessions! For students who are interested in internally transferring, it is highly encouraged that they either meet with myself or attend an internal transfer information session so they can not only learn more about the major and professional expectations, but also to be sure that they are able to graduate on time based upon our sequence of courses.

Our sessions for this spring are the following:
·         Wednesday, February 8th                  5:30 – 6:30 PM                    SSW 1.214
·         Thursday, March 9th                           4:00 – 5:00 PM                    SSW 1.214
·         Monday, April 10th                              5:00 – 6:00 PM                    SSW 1.214

All sessions will be held in SSW 1.214. If students are unable to attend an information session, they are more than welcome to schedule a meeting with me. However, due to time constraints and availability, I highly recommend attending an information session. Internal transfer applications are due May 1st for Fall 2017 entry.

Thank you for everything, let me know if you have any other questions, and Happy Friday!


ALEXIS D. GEORGE, M.S.Ed., Undergraduate Program Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin  |  School of Social Work  |  512-232-6058  |

School of Architecture Internal Transfer application is now open!

The School of Architecture Internal Transfer application is now live, and will close on March 1, 2017.

The link is

Applicants should also read the Internal Transfer FAQ.

Katrina Kosted

Students, please include your UT EID in all correspondence.
KATRINA KOSTED, M.Ed.  | Undergraduate Academic Advising Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin  |  School of Architecture, Undergraduate Programs  |  GOL 2.116  |  512.471.0109