Have quick question? Visit us during virtual walk-in advising sessions. Please note: Prospective internal transfer students must attend an internal transfer information session before they are able to meet with a BSW advisor. Newly admitted students should attend new student orientation before they are able to meet with a BSW advisor.


Please email the BSW Programs Team at BSWadvising@austin.utexas.edu if you have any questions. Include your UT EID in all emails sent to the BSW Programs Team.

Schedule a  long-term planning appointment to successfully map out your path to graduation. Please note: These appointments are meant to last for an hour. For quick questions, attend a virtual walk-in advising session.

How to prepare for registration

Check RIS

Check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) to find out your registration times and see if you have any registration bars. RIS pages will be updated for registration soon.

Review IDA

Review your Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) to see which degree requirements you still need to meet. Click the “Access IDA Now” button. Then click on “Audit Results” on the left-hand side—there should already be a recent audit there for you to review.

Review degree plan

Look at your Degree Plan to review degree requirements. Find Core Curriculum Lists here.

Explore class options

Review the Course Schedule to explore class options. You can see course descriptions for social work courses here.

How to register

Need a reminder of how to register? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on the registration process.

Helpful tips

  • Check prerequisites by clicking on the unique number (blue 5-digit # on course schedule). If you register for a class and don’t meet the prerequisites—you may be dropped eventually.
  • Social work course waitlists will be activated as soon as a class fills up. Classes listed as “closed” on the course schedule have full online waitlists. You cannot get permission from the instructor to add a social work class listed as “waitlisted” or “closed.” Contact the BSW Programs Team if you have questions.

If you are…

A student changing their major outside of social work
  • You are required to schedule a registration advising appointment before changing your major.
  • Visit the Vick Center for Strategic Advising or speak with someone in the department you plan to transfer to. Make sure to ask the advisor you meet with log a toolkit note on your record.
  •  Email us at BSWadvising@austin.utexas.edu to let us know.
A student entering field
  • You are required to schedule a registration advising appointment with the BSW Program Team.
  • During your appointment, we will go over a degree check to make sure all requirements are met and you are on your way to graduation.

Helpful links



Find support, mentorship, connections and more through the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

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BSW Student Handbook

All you need to know about the BSW program curriculum, academic policies and standards for social work education.

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Policies and procedures regarding registration, drops, withdrawals, probation and more