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Plan II Academic Advising  

COVID-19 Changes: Beginning March 16, 2020, we are advising students remotely by appointment. No in-person, on-campus advising services are being offered. 

To schedule a remote 20 minute appointment with a Plan II Honors academic advisor, please click on the "Book Appointment" button below. Once you have scheduled a remote appointment, your advisor will reach out to you with instructions for connecting with them during your appointment time.

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.

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Important Add/Drop Dates:

  • January 11 – Registration system re-opens for students who have already registered
  • January 15 – Tuition bills due by 5:00pm for students who have registered by not paid
  • January 19 – Classes Begin
  • January 22 – Fourth Class Day – last official day of add/drop. Last class day to add a class on your own without department approval. 
  • January 25 – February 3 – Classes can only be added with approval from department advisors of course to be added. Each department has different policies during this process.
  • February 3 – Twelfth Class Day – last class day to drop a class for a possible refund.

Course Descriptions
Detailed course descriptions for all Plan II TC (Tutorial Course) and SS (Social Science) classes, and other cause 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 spring 2021 semester 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 when and if students may register for additional T C 358 courses.

UPDATE: Plan II sophomore may register for open spring 2021 TC 358 sections.

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.

Special Note regarding Study Abroad Maymesters:

UPDATE: Maymester classes will NOT be listed on the Spring 2021 course scheduleFor this academic year only, 2020-2021, 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 2021 will not pay additonal Summer semester tuition for Maymester coursework as determined by Texas Global and the Office of the Registrar. 

Students have been accepted to the Plan II Maymesters and the Rome Maymester is no longer accepting applicants. The following Maymesters extended the program deadline to Feb. 15.

For more information about each Maymester:

Check out this video about the program
Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)

Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)

Philosophy (PHL 610QB) Registration Policy

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.

Note: Students in Professor Deigh's PHL 610QA section this fall will be given priority regsitration with Professor Proops spring 2021 (419154192041925)

Modes of Reasoning (TC 310) Registration Information

Professor Lewis’s version of TC 310 (42515) 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. This course will be taught web-based.

PHL 313Q is offered FALL only.

Honors Social Science (SS 302) Registration Information
The SS 302 topics offered during the spring 2021 semester are as follows:

42415 – Prof. Chapman – Research and Methods in International Relations - WB

42420– Prof. Yeager - WB

Detailed course descriptions SS 302 courses offered in spring 2021 can be found here

Please note: Due to enrollment restrictions, SS 302 sections will be primarily restricted to graduating seniors.

PHY 321 Plan II Physics (57125) - Course Description

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.

M 310P Plan II Math (54755) - See spring 2020 syllabus for overview

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 330 Healthcare in the 21st Century Practicum with Professor Barnett - CLOSED

Students interested in this course should plan for another option; the course is closed to all students at this time. Please reach out to a Plan II Academic advisor for more information about the future of this course.

TC 127 Civic Viewpoints with Professor Lee Walker (42525) - Web-based
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 2021 Thesis (TC 660HA) Registration Instructions

If you are a Plan II senior or junior who plans to start your senior thesis Spring 2021, you MUST contact a Plan II advisor as soon as possible to review next steps as there is a detailed pre-registration process. Please visit the Plan II website to review those pre-registration steps:

For other concerns related to COVID-19, please check the main page for the latest information from University leadership. For Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and Academics, visit the Texas One Stop page:

For information about the spring 2021 semester, visit:

Questions about COVID-19 Testing? Please refer to this guide and follow the recommended processes.

Students enrolled in spring 2021 courses who need computer equipment, reliable internet access for online classes, or have other needs should complete the Student Emergency Fund application, and share specific information about their needs.


Plan II Academic Advisors:

Katie O'Donnell

Katie O'Donnell, Academic Advising Coordinator

 (on maternity leave Jan 22 - mid-April)




Peggy Sharp

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