The UTSA Undergraduate Catalog provides information about degrees offered by the undergraduate departments and lists the faculty. The chapter for each college describes the degree requirements for all majors offered by the college and lists the college’s undergraduate courses. The UTSA Information Bulletin (http://www.utsa.edu/infoguide/) gives important information about academic policies and procedures that apply to all students, regardless of the catalog under which they are seeking their degree. It includes the official academic calendar, admission procedures, and residence requirements. The bulletin contains policies on grades and the grade point average, credit by examination, and scholastic probation and dismissal. This annual publication also gives historical and current information about the University’s organization and physical facilities.
UTSA views sound academic advising as a significant responsibility in educating its students. Students are encouraged to seek academic advising to ensure that they complete degree requirements in an appropriate and timely manner. The partnership established with an academic advisor will assist students with learning about their options, degree requirements, academic policies and procedures, and appropriate University resources. This supportive, helpful relationship will enable students to plan and pursue programs that support their interests and educational goals. Two centers provide academic advising for new and transfer freshmen (under 30 semester credit hours accepted by UTSA). With the exception of Honors freshmen who are advised by the Honors College, all freshmen who have decided upon a major and UT-Austin Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) freshmen are advised through the Colleges’ Freshman Advising Center. All freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students who have not decided upon a major or have provisional status are advised through the Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success. Sophomore, junior, and senior students with college majors are advised on the Main or Downtown campuses in the respective college advising centers based on college location. On the UTSA Downtown Campus, freshmen through seniors with declared majors should contact the Downtown Undergraduate Advising Center. Prospective students can seek information about UTSA academic programs from UTSA’s Visitor Center or New Student Admissions Office at either the Main Campus or Downtown Campus.