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CNS Advising and Student Services Staff is providing full services, we are just changing how those services are administered during Summer, 2021. Registration advising will be offered via virtual meetings in Zoom, email or by telephone appointment.

Contact the College of Natural Sciences Student Services Office

If you need assistance, click here to access our virtual office.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.

E-mail and Phone Appointments:
CNSinfo@austin.utexas.edu, please include your EID.  If you would like to speak to someone on the phone, include a phone number in your email. You will receive a call from a blocked number during normal business hours. 


Visit the University FAQ page here for answers to common questions. 

Students are encouraged to discuss drop and pass/fail changes with their advisor prior to submitting the request. 

Adding Courses

Adding a Course

To add a course before the fourth class day: 

6/8/2021, 5:00PM for First, 9-Week, and Whole Sessions submit via the online registration page.

7/15/2021, 5:00PM for the Second Session submit via the online registration page.

Verify your schedule here

To add a course after the fourth class day, 6/8/2021, 5:00PM (First, 9-Week, and Whole Sessions) or 7/15/2021 (Second Session), 5:00PM you must request permission from the department offering the course. A list of CNS departmental contacts are below. In order to find a department outside of CNS please use our friend Google to search for the appropriate contact email. Adding a course after the fourth class day is not guaranteed and depends completely on departmental permission. 


Online waitlists will be active through the fourth class day, you can only be added to a course if a spot becomes available and you are next on the list.  

Check your waitlist status often and resolve any errors that may be preventing you from being added. Contacting the professor or your advisor does not help bypass the waitlist process.  After the fourth class day the waitlist is no longer used and you must follow procedures listed above for adding a course after the fourth class day.  

If you are graduating and still need to get into a course to graduate, please contact your academic advisor immediately.

CNS Departmental Contacts

Biosciences (including biology, biochemistry, medical lab science, and neuroscience): bioscienceinfo@utexas.edu for advising questions and biology@austin.utexas.edu for course adds and research credit adds

Chemistry: css@cm.utexas.edu - Phone: 512-354-5045 M-F 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM

Math: mpaadv@austin.utexas.edu

Physics: ugaffairs@physics.utexas.edu

Astronomy: studentinfo@astro.as.utexas.edu

Statistics: stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu

Computer Science: under-info@cs.utexas.edu

Human Ecology: headvising@austin.utexas.edu 

Textiles & Apparels: angela.patterson@austin.utexas.edu

Public Health: sydney.benator@austin.utexas.edu

Human Development & Family Science: anna.glendening@austin.utexas.edu

Nutrition: jill.lawler@austin.utexas.edu

Adding courses may change your tuition, please be sure to verify if any additional funds are charged. Click here to see how adding a course can impact your financial aid