Advising | University Extension | The University of Texas at Austin



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, Phone or Zoom

Dr. Raney will conduct academic advising via email, phone or Zoom. Please contact him by email with your questions, or to schedule a call or video chat.

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 BCH 369, 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.

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