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Plan II Academic Advising  - Fall 2021

**Advising between October 4 - November 5 is for Spring registration advising only. Appointments and walk-ins are 20 minutes max.**



All appointments can be scheduled via BookingsPlease pay attention to the mode of the appointment and the days that mode is available when you are scheduling – in person or virtual. Plan II Advising will be closed for lunch from 12-1pm every day.

Please note:

*Peggy works remotely on Mondays and is therefore only available by Zoom.

*Sarah works remotely on Wednesday and Friday mornings and is therefore only available via Zoom.

**You may select a Zoom appointment for in person days if virtual is your preferred mode.**



Starting TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, Plan II advisors will be available for in person walk-in advising on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the Plan II Office.


Prospective Plan II students are not permitted to meet with a Plan II academic advisor. Please contact Kerry Pasquale, Plan II Admissions Director, with questions at



The Spring 2022 Course Schedule will be published by Wednesday, October 13 at 5pm. Check your Registration Information Sheet for your registration access time periods.


Course Descriptions
Detailed course descriptions for all Plan II TC (Tutorial Course) and SS (Social Science) classes, and other course offerings from the College of Liberal Arts, can be found at the following here.

Advising Resources

The Advising Resources page on the Plan II website is where you can find approved course lists for Non-US History, Plan II Fine Arts, Degree Checklists (be sure to look at the correct catalog based on your first semester at UT), the Plan II Science Guide, and many other useful planning tools.

Maximum Hours

Students wishing to enroll in over max hours (17) for the fall 2021 semester will be able to do so during the August add/drop period (graduating seniors may get permission during early registration). At that time, students should meet with a Liberal Arts Student Division Advisor to initiate the process. Plan II Advisors can discuss the merits of this idea and the drawbacks with students, but cannot actually approve them to take additional hours, here is information on the policy/process.

Mode of Instruction Definitions (Click Here)

Junior Seminar (T C 358) Registration Policy
To ensure that students can register for the classes they need to progress in their degree plan, registering for multiple topics of T C 358 (Plan II Junior Seminar course) in the same semester is prohibited. Students who register for more than one section of T C 358 in the same semester will be dropped. Once everyone has had a chance to register for at least one T C 358, if seats remain open students may then attempt to register for an additional course. An announcement will be posted in Plan2News and on the Plan II website here if or when students may register for additional T C 358 courses.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY T C 358 sections fulfill the Junior Seminar requirement. T C courses offered under other numbers DO NOT fulfill the Plan II Junior Seminar requirement.

Detailed course descriptions for all TC 358 sections can be found here.


Plan II Study Abroad Maymesters

Maymester classes will NOT be listed on the Spring 2022 course schedule. Classes scheduled to start in mid-May and carry into June or later will now be included as part of the Summer term in 2021. Maymester courses will be connected to Summer semester, but students enrolled full-time (12 hours) spring 2022 will not pay additonal Summer semester tuition for Maymester coursework as determined by Texas Global and the Office of the Registrar. 

The Maymesters program deadline is November 15, 2021.

For more information about each Maymester:

Pope Francis's Catholic Church: The Making of the Modern Papacy - Rome, Italy (Learn More)
Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)
Exploring UK Education (Learn More)
Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)


Philosophy (PHL 610QB) - Required for all second-year students

Students taking the second half of Plan II Philosophy (PHL 610QB) this spring must register for the same professor. Switching sections mid-year is typically not permissible. Please try to work out any time conflicts by adjusting your other planned courses. Contact a Plan II Advisor if you need further assistance.

Logic and Scientific Reasoning (PHL 313Q, aka Plan II Logic)
PHL 313Q is only offered during the fall semester. 

Modes of Reasoning (TC 310) Registration Information

Professor Lewis’s version of TC 310 (unique 41720) focuses on Medical Problem Solving. The course has a prerequisite of credit for or concurrent enrollment in a Chemistry and Calculus course. The Chemistry course should be intended for Pre-Health students or those pursuing a Natural Science Major; CH 301 or higher level. Students not meeting both prerequisites will be dropped from the course. 

Professor Navratil's version of TC 310 (unique 41715) focuses on Computer Programming. The course has no pre-requisites; however, some background in programming can be helpful. 

NOTE regarding LOGIC and MODES: Plan II students are required to take either Logic (PHL 313Q) or Modes of Reasoning (TC 310) or an approved substitution in order to fulfill the Plan II requirement.

Detailed course descriptions for both TC 310 (Modes) sections can be found here.

Honors Social Science (SS 302) Registration Information
Four S S 302 sections will be offered in Spring 2022:

  • S S 302C URBAN CULTURES (unique 41610)
  • S S 302D PSYCHOLOGY (unique 41605)
  • S S 302F ECONOMICS OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE (unique 41615)

Detailed course descriptions SS 302 courses offered in Spring 2022 can be found here


PHY 321 Plan II Physics  (Physics for Presidents) (unique 55930)

This course covers essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders.  Topics covered include the physics of energy, atoms, gravity, radioactivity, chain reactions, electricity and magnetism, waves light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity.  These are discussed in relationship to specific technological applications and policy questions. Please refer to spring 2020 syllabus for additional information about the course.

NTR 365 Plan II Nutrition (Nutritional Biochemistry: Busting Nutrition Myths) - offered in Fall only

The approved substitution for Plan II Physics. This one-semester substitution will fulfill the Plan II upper division science requirement, but will NOT fulfill UT Core requirements**. This course is approved for the Liberal Arts Natural Science Requirement. 

The course has a prerequisite of credit for BIO 301E, BIO 311C, or BIO 315H and will be enforced by Plan II Honors, not the registration system.

Click here for the course description.

M 310P Plan II Math (unique 53655) - See Spring 2021 syllabus for overview

Plan II/KIPP Partnership (T C 126 and T C 125K) Registration Information
Mentorship of younger students attending an Austin-area Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) school. Through mentoring and class meetings, students will be deeply immersed in issues related to education reform, (in)equality of educational opportunity, and in promising strategies, such as those used by KIPP, for addressing such issues.

  • TC 126 – unique 42790: Reserved enrollment**: students must have applied and be accepted into the year-long course/mentoring program.
  • TC 125K – unique TBA: Reserved enrollment**: students must apply to volunteer as KAL Mentor or PlanTutor to take this course.

**APPLICATION Due April 12: You can find the application and more information here!

Students who have taken TC 125K are not required to retake the course to continue to volunteer in KIPP schools.

TC 302 First Year Signature Course Information

First-year students should enroll in the TC 302 course they received in the course lottery at orientation this past summer. If you are unsure of which professor/section you received in the lottery, please contact a Plan II Advisor.

TC 127 Civic Viewpoints with Professor Lee Walker ( unique 41730

Explore civic engagement and innovative solutions for societal justice. This course is open to all Plan II students regardless of classification and can be taken more than once. The course is a lecture series featuring Austin community leaders, focusing on areas of education, healthcare, human rights, and civic engagement. Professor Lee Walker leads each session, which includes an engaging lecture from the week’s speaker and a period of question-and-answer from the audience.

Spring 2022 Thesis (TC 660HA) Registration Instructions

STEP ONE:  Thesis Topic Approval by a Plan II Associate Director – By October 22, 2021

STEP TWO: Register for TC 660HA during spring 2022 registration, October 25-November 5. An approved topic approval form is REQUIRED in order to register for the course.

STEP THREESecure a Supervisor and Second Reader - By December 3, 2021


*DEPARTMENTAL THESIS OPTION: Students with approval to register for an honors thesis course with your 2nd major (or 3rd/4th), should complete the Departmental Thesis form (available on the Plan II website) and send to The form does not need to be approved by Plan II. Students enrolled in a departmental thesis course are not required to attend the Tuesday evening meetings for TC 660HA or TC 660HB, but are welcome to if they wish. More details about the departmental thesis option can be found in the Plan II Thesis Manual.

**Thesis required forms, the Thesis Manual, Supervisor guidelines and other links can be found here.

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Plan II Academic Advisors: 

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