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Dr. Mike Raney is University Extension's academic advisor. He can help you with questions about your academic progress, such as meeting prerequisites, degree completion rules, course equivalencies, or even how to get started on your academic career.

Advising Via Email

Dr. Raney will conduct academic advising via email until further notice. Please contact him by email with your questions.

Walk-in Advising

Typically, Dr. Raney is available to meet with students in person on specified monthly advising days or by appointment.

We will evaluate future walk-in advising dates and update the schedule below, as needed. Walk-In Advising is held in the Will C. Hogg (WCH) Building, Room 2.216 (specific times noted), on the following dates:

Date Time
Tuesday, April 21 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13 4-6 p.m.

Additional Walk-In Advising Days will be posted on this web page when they are available.

Course Approvals

Select courses indicate a prerequisite of "Approval of the University Extension advisor." To request this approval:

  • Email Dr. Raney at
  • In the subject line, include your name and the course(s) you want to enroll in.
  • In the email, specify the course type (semester or self-paced online) and provide all prior course history relevant to the course(s) you want to take. For example, if you want to enroll in BIO 311C, you would summarize what math and science courses you have taken, where, and your performance.
  • Include information about any assessments or placement tests you may have taken (CBE, ALEKS, AP, etc.)

Note: you can submit your registration at any time, but you will not be officially enrolled until our office has received Dr. Raney’s approval.

A picture of Dr. Mike Raney standing in front of a building on UT Campus

Dr. Mike Raney, Academic Advisor