Butler School of Music
Undergraduate Advising

Hello and Welcome to the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin!

I am your Academic Advisor, which means that I am here as a resource for you during your time at the Butler School of Music (BSoM). Much of your contact with me will be degree related; helping you stay on track with your degree plan is a big part of what I do. It's important for you to know that I'm here for lots of other things as well. Please think of me as a first point of contact for other campus resources: study abroad, learning and tutoring, counseling, health, career services, and any of the myriad of resources the University of Texas has to offer.

Wishing you a wonderful semester,

Rose Yurcina
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
MRH 3.836, 512-471-6501

Advising Hours for Spring 2014

Mondays- 8am to Noon, 1 to 3:30pm
Tuesday- 8am to Noon, 1 to 3:30pm
Wednesdays- 8am to Noon, 1 to 4pm
Thursdays- 8am to Noon, unavailable in the afternoon
Fridays- 8am to Noon, 1 to 4pm

Walk in appointments are best suited to quick questions, picking up or turning in forms, and, of course, urgent questions. If you can anticipate that your questions will require opening of your academic record or a larger amount of time, then you should schedule an appointment through email or phone.

Appointments with Mrs. Rose Yurcina, Undergraduate Advisor can be scheduled for times listed above.

Mandatory Advising

The College of Fine Arts is a Mandatory Advising college, meaning that students must meet with their advisor every semester prior to registration.

Announcements regarding Advising Events are always sent out several weeks in advance, and include individual appointments with both Faculty Mentors and the Undergraduate Advisor.

If students do not complete the mandatory advising process, a bar is placed on their registration, and will not be lifted until after priority registration is over, and they have met with the advisor.

Academic Advising

The University of Texas at Austin views sound academic advising as a significant responsibility in educating students. The relationship established between advisor and student should be friendly, helpful, and professional. By meeting with an advisor, a student has the opportunity to:
  • Learn about educational options, degree requirements, and academic policies and procedures
  • Clarify educational objectives
  • Plan and pursue programs consistent with abilities, interests, and life goals
  • Utilize all resources of the University to best advantage

Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree.

Frequent adviser contact provides students with current academic information and promotes progress toward educational goals. The University supports that progress and encourages effective academic advising campus-wide.

Career Advising

Fine Arts Career Services, a division of the Office of the Dean, helps fine arts majors explore career options, plan for careers, and develop strategies for seeking jobs upon graduation. More information about Fine Arts Career Services is published by the college. Career advising and planning services are also available from the University's Career Center in Jester Center.