The University of Texas at Dallas

Undergraduate Advising

COVID-19 Temporary Advising Procedures

Because the health and safety of our students and university community is our top priority, the EPPS Undergraduate Advising staff will continue to serve our students remotely. On campus physical appointments are not available at this time.

Please continue to monitor your UTD email account to receive timely updates from your UTD advisors and leadership. Stay healthy!

Same Service. New Expressions.

We continue to use Microsoft Teams for all virtual appointments. You can make a virtual appointment with your advisor using Microsoft Bookings. You will receive a Teams invitation via your UTD email, which will include a hyperlink for video chat (preferred) OR you can call in using the phone number provided in that email. This provides a secure and FERPA-compliant method for our communication.

Please note: We do not recommend general phone calls right now due to the high volume of emails and video chats. However, if you have no internet access or cannot communicate in any other format, please call and leave your advisor a message and your call will be answered as soon as possible.

Stay healthy, positive and safe, Comets! We will get through this together.

Your Advising Team

Students are assigned to an EPPS Undergraduate Advisor according to the student’s last name:

A-H: Sheila Rollerson GR 2.220 972-883-4938 [email protected]
R-W: Sheila Rollerson GR 2.220 972-883-4938 [email protected]
I-Q: Malinda Hicks GR 2.220 972-883-4243 [email protected]
X-Y: Malinda Hicks GR 2.220 972-883-4243 [email protected]
Fast Track: Malinda Hicks GR 2.220 972-883-4243 [email protected]

We know this is a stressful time for you all and we are working hard to meet your needs. Please be patient, communicate via email or Microsoft Bookings and know that we will get through this together. Please watch your emails carefully and read them as they come in from your advisors and leaders in EPPS and UTD. Stay healthy!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I change my major?
A: Students wishing to change majors should initiate the “Undergraduate Online Change of Plan” in their Orion Student Center. Please note: EPPS will not process or approve any change of majors from the first (1st) day of class through Census Day. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for dates.

Q: What is a degree plan?
A: The degree plan is an official document that lists all the courses required for your chosen degree and shows how the courses that you have completed are applied toward the degree.

Q: When should I get a degree plan?
A: Meeting with your academic advisors will be part of your Freshman and Transfer orientation. They will provide you with a copy of your degree plan at that time.

Q: Is there a time limit on how long I have to complete my bachelor’s degree?
A: The catalog is good for 6 years from its beginning. For example, if you start UT Dallas under the 2019 catalog, you have until the summer of 2025 to stay under that catalog. If you do not finish your degree in 6 years, you will be moved to a newer catalog, and you will be responsible for completing any additional courses that have been added to the newer catalog.

Q: If I repeat a course at a community college that I have already taken at UTD, does the community college course grade replace the UTD grade?
A: No! A student who wishes to repeat a course previously taken at UT Dallas to improve a grade must repeat the course at UT Dallas.

Q: If I make a “D” in a class, must I repeat the class?
A: If the course description does not specify that a minimum grade of C is required, you do not have to repeat the course. Keep in mind, however, that repeating a course can help raise your GPA. You must have a 2.00 GPA overall and a 2.00 GPA in your major core to satisfy GPA graduation requirements.

Q: What UTD terminology should I be familiar with?
A:

  • Galaxy – Main campus portal that gives you access to your student account and quick links to the most popular online campus systems.
  • NetID – Your login ID you will use to gain access to all online campus systems, including email.
  • Office365 – Your student email account. All University communications will be through your UTD email account once you are an active student.
  • EZ Pay – Online access to checking your tuition balance and making payments.

Q: What is the Course Catalog?
A: The Course Catalog will reflect current academic policies, procedures, degree offerings, course descriptions, and other information pertinent to your studies at UT-Dallas.


EPPS Advising Appointments

Please make an appointment on Microsoft Bookings. A Microsoft Teams invitation will be sent to your UTD email that will include a hyperlink for video chat.

Our team of advisors can help with the following:

  • Exploration of Majors
  • Registration Advising and Course Selection
  • Course Difficulties
  • Study Skills and Time Management
  • Approval for taking courses off campus

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

  • Freshmen
  • Newly Admitted Transfer Students
  • Academic Probation and Academic Warning
  • Non-Degree Seeking or 2nd Bachelor Degree

Students should plan to meet with their assigned advisor at least once per year.