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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

 

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING AND PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences strives to provide students with accessible advising that helps them succeed in their college careers and future pursuits. Our advisors provide information about university policies and procedures, class offerings and registration, degree requirements and planning, graduation procedures, official records, campus and community resources, and career advising.

NOTICE: BBS Advising has moved into the Erik Jonsson Building next to the Performance Hall. Follow signs through the skybridge for the Jonsson Performance Hall. We are located next to the elevators through the brown double doors.

 

 

Advising Appointments Advising Contacts
Program Information Advising Resources
Honors Programs  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advising Appointments

 

Office Hours

By Appointment ONLY

By Walk-In ONLY

Monday

8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesday

8:30am – 11:30am

Tuesday

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday

8:30am – 12:30pm

 

Thursday

8:30am – 4:30pm

 

Friday

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

 

*UTD Advising Offices are CLOSED every Saturday and Sunday.

 

*Please note that when we are doing walk-in advising only, we reserve the right during peak demand to take down the sign-in sheet early if the number of students already signed in meets the maximum number of students that can be seen by the close of the work day. Once the sign-in sheet has been removed for the day, we will accept no additional students for that day. We realize this makes for some unpredictability and inconvenience in seeing an advisor, but it is necessary to balance the daily workload during peak advising times.

 

Upcoming Dates

Advising will be closed ALL DAY September 22, 2014 for BBS Advising Updates and campus-wide Advisor's Meeting.

 

Advising will be closed October 2, 3 and 6, 2014 due to relocation.

  • BBS Advising will be moving from the 4th floor of Green Hall to the Erik Jonsson Building near the Jonsson Performance Hall.
  • Appointment schedule will resume October 7, 2014 in the new BBS Advising Offices in the Jonsson Building. Office numbers TBA.

 

October 27, 2014 - Schedule for Spring 2015 will be available. Enrollment Appointments will also be assigned (view enrollment appointments via ORION/Self Service).

 

Pre-Registration Workshop/Advising Schedule:

  • October 28 – Walk-ins 8:30am to 11:30am/Pre-Reg Workshop+ 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • October 29 – Pre-Reg Workshop+ 8:30am to 12:00pm/ Walk-ins 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • October 30 – Pre Registration Workshop+ ALL DAY

+Pre-Registration Workshops will be held in new BBS Advising Suite in Erik Jonsson near the performance hall.

 

From November 3 - 21, 2014, advising will be on a walk-in ONLY basis due to registration. Appointment schedule will resume November 24, 2014.

 

Advising will be closed from 2:30pm until the end of the day due to Preview Friday events on the following days:

  • October 31, 2014
  • November 21, 2014
  • February 13, 2015
  • February 27, 2015
  • March 27, 2015
  • April 10, 2015
  • May 8, 2015
  • May 22, 2015
  • June 5, 2015

 

*Review Academic Calendar for additional dates & deadlines.

 

Advising Office Appointments

By Appointment

By Walk-In

Degree Audits Add/Drop Forms
New Transfer Student Prospective Students
Change of Major/Minor

 

Off-Campus Transfer Credit Approval

 

Review Degree Plans

 
Apply for AP/IB/CLEP  
Graduation Audit/Application  

 

Registration Requirements

Students who are in one of the following categories must meet with their advisor prior to registration:

 

Freshmen
New Transfer
Non-degree seeking students wanting to enroll in BBS courses
Academic Probation/Warning/Suspension

 

 

*During high-traffic periods such as the first week of classes and deadline days, students will be served on a walk-in basis only. No appointments.

 

*Inform your Advisor as soon as possible if you are unable to make an appointment. If you are later than 10 minutes, you run the risk of having to re-schedule.

 

*Each Advisor is knowledgeable in all degree plans. Advisors are not assigned by alpha order. You may select the "No Preference" link to be given the first available appointment time.

 

Steps after Admission

 

New Students
Freshmen

Meeting with your academic advisors will be part of Day 2 of freshman orientation. They will discuss your degree plan and walk you through your first term registration on that day (if you need to get in touch with them before then, feel free to do so).


2nd Semester Freshmen

Must schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor prior to registration.

 

Transfer

Once you have been admitted to UT Dallas and have accepted your admission to attend UTD via Galaxy/Orion, make an appointment as soon as possible to be advised.

 

BBS Programs

Child Learning and Development

Cognitive Science

Neuroscience

Psychology

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

 

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Program Information

 

Requirements and Courses
Contains Core Curriculum and Major Requirements information for undergraduate students.

 

Research Exposure Credits Requirement

Information on behavioral research requirements for students in all Psychology Core Courses.

 

Credits by Examination

Details on Advanced Placement credit, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and International Baccalaureate credit for undergraduate students.

 

Advanced Placement Credit

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

International Baccalaureate Credit

 

Transfer Students

The transfer guides are designed to assist students transferring from local community colleges.

 

Projected Schedule of Core Courses

Core Course schedule of classes for those seeking a degree in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

 

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Honors Programs

 

Explains the Collegium V Honors Program, BBS Honors Program, and the Dean's Scholars for undergraduate students.

 

Collegium V Honors Program

BBS Honors

Dean’s Scholars

 

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Advising Contacts

 

Carol Johnson

Academic Advisor III

JO 2.125

972-883-6750

Bonnie Dougherty

Academic Advisor II

JO 2.117

972-883-6397

Digvi DeSevo

Academic Advisor II
JO 2.109
972-883-6289

Leah Barfield

Academic Project Manager

JO 2.121

972-883-6754

 

For more programs and advisors, see our academic programs and advisors directory.

 

Academic Advisors

These are non-faculty professional staff members housed in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. They are knowledgeable about the technicalities of UT Dallas program requirements, policies and procedures. Academic advisors help students prepare and update their degree plans, aid in registering for classes and assist in completing various approval forms. They have regularly scheduled hours for drop-in advising.

 

Recommended Schedule for Seeing Program Advisors

1. When initially entering the major, you must see an academic advisor to create a degree plan.


  • Freshmen will be advised at orientation. They also must be advised before registering for classes as long as they remain a freshman (less than 30 credit hours).
  • Sophomore, junior and senior transfer students must be advised in order to register for their first semester of classes at UT Dallas.
  • When  students change majors they must be advised in order to register for work in the new major; this advising session should be done when applying to change majors.

 

2. Before you register each semester, check in with an academic advisor to discuss what classes you plan to take. The advisor can help make sure that you are not missing out on important prerequisite sequences and tell you about last-minute changes in the schedule. Avoid the last-minute rush by seeing an academic advisor before the class schedule is published.

 

3. Early in your second-to-last semester before graduation (after the schedule is available), you must have an academic advisor complete a Degree Plan Audit before you are "approved" (on the UT Dallas computer system) to file for graduation (see the Application for Graduation Procedures handout). If all has gone well, the audit should clear you to graduate the next semester.

 

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Advising Resources

 

Documents

Adding Courses to Galaxy

Watch the course registration video.

Permission Form for Independent Study Courses

Research Exposure Credits Requirement

Successful Academic Planning

Texas Tuition Rebate Checklist

 

UT Dallas Websites

Academic Calendar

Admission and Enrollment Services

Campus Map

Career Center

Course Lookup

Create Your Own Guide to UT Dallas

eLearning

Frequently Asked Questions

Galaxy/Orion

Health Professions Advising Center

Office of the Registrar

Registrar Electronic Forms

Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Minors Guide

 

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