The open add/drop period for Fall 2023 runs though August 24. You should make every effort to finalize your courses by August 24.
Appointments are open for history majors. If your advising question does not relate to your Fall 2023 schedule, we ask that you wait to schedule your appointment on September 7 or later.
If you are not a history major and have questions about adding a history class for Fall 2023, please email us at email@example.com. If a class you want is waitlisted, your first step should be to get on the waitlist, before emailing the advisors or taking any other step.
Want to declare a history major?
All students declaring a history major must meet with an advisor for a "Declare the History Major" appointment. If you are currently in COLA, this is the only step you need to take to declare History.Schedule an Appointment
Not currently in COLA and declaring history?
If you are a UT student not currently enrolled in Liberal Arts, you should submit the UT Austin internal transfer application. Once you have submitted the application, you will be required to meet with an advisor before you can declare.Submit Application
Susan C. Somers
Academic Advising Coordinator
Susan’s time with the Department of History began in 2005 when she arrived in Austin to study early modern European history in graduate school. She began her career as an academic advisor for the Department in 2010. Over the years, she’s advised in History, Classics, and Philosophy, and in 2018 she returned home to Garrison Hall to lead the History advising team. Susan earned her BA in History and Philosophy from Washington & Lee University and her MA in History from The University of Texas at Austin. She is mom to two daughters who keep her busy with dance, Girl Scouts, and orchestra. Her husband teaches Economics at ACC. She loves Star Wars, figure skating, and urban transit.
Associate Academic Advisor
Aina joined UT Austin in Fall 2018 to study the History of Science as an undergraduate student. That semester, she became the student worker for the history advising office, where she worked for the entirety of her undergraduate years. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from UT Austin with her BA in History in Spring 2022, she began work as an Associate Advisor for the History Advising Office. She enjoys taking care of her pet tortoise, Snappy, watching and doing glassblowing, and doing ceramics.
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