Our mission is to provide comprehensive academic advising and effective student success programming to support a rewarding and successful college experience for all BME students. We do this through personalized academic advising, professional and personal development support, student success programming, and career transition workshops.

Advising 2017

Prospective Students

The BME Academic Advising Office participates in Prospective Freshmen Sessions organized by the Office of Admissions. If you are interested in learning more about BME at UT Austin, we strongly suggest that you attend one of these very informative sessions. Sign up online.

If you are unable to attend a session, BME Peer Advisors in BME 3.308 can also talk with prospective students and their families about what it is like to be a UT Austin BME student. We also provide visitors with a free packet of information during normal business hours.

New Students

New incoming students are provided instructions for attending registration advising during summer UT Orientation. Please register for UT Orientation after accepting your offer of admission.

Current Students

All current BME students must receive academic advising every semester. During registration periods—typically in March and October—we communicate required advising procedures to students by email. Students not receiving our emails should contact us in BME 3.308 immediately. Resources are provided to students in advising sessions.

  • BME Academic Advising
    • Registration Advising, Claiming Course Credit, Course Substitutions, Degree Planning, BME Courses Offerings, Degree Audits, Minors, Repetition of a Course, UGS Core Petitions
  • Engineering Student Services Advising in EER 2.848
    • Q Drop, Withdrawal, Concurrent Enrollment, Graduation, Honors, Change of Major, taking classes Pass/Fail, Probation, Dismissal, Registering for Over 17 Hours 


Graduates of the UT Austin BSBME program are welcome to walk-in or contact us for career transition advising any time. The Engineering Career Assistance Center also serves recently graduated alumni.

Contact Us

Margo Cousins, M.A., Academic Advising Coordinator
Chase Dawkins, Associate Academic Advisor

BME Building, Room 3.308
Phone: (512) 471-4254
Open Monday through Friday, 8 am-noon, 1 pm-5pm
Closed on holidays
Advising Appointments: Students may schedule an appointment online (UT EID required)
Peer Advising Walk-ins: Anytime during normal business hours






Advising Team

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Margo Cousins, M.A., Academic Advising Coordinator
BME 3.308AE
Contact for questions about current and new student advising, prospective student questions, student organizations, study abroad opportunities, alumni and industry relations, student employment, and experiential opportunities.

Chase Dawkins, Associate Academic Advisor
BME 3.308AD
Contact for questions about current and new student advising, prerequisites, waitlists, appeals, course catalogs, and course schedules. 

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BME Peer Advisors are available in BME 3.308 on a walk-in basis for current, new, and prospective student questions.