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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. 

CURRENT STUDENT ADVISING: To schedule a remote 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.

Admitted/Incoming Fall 2021 Students: You will meet with a Plan II academic advisor at your summer orientation session and beyond. Before you attend orientation, please direct all questions to Kerry Pasquale, Plan II Admissions Director.

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

Book Appointment Link


Registration will reopen in June. Check your Registration Information Sheet for your next access period.


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. During the add/drop period in August, if seats remain open students may then attempt to register for an additional TC 358 section.

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.


Professor Rove's TC 358 (unique TBD) is titled The Modern Political Campaign. Registration is reserved and requires an application. The application can be found on Box and the completed document should be submitted by email to Anne McCreary at The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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

Using ancient and modern texts, students usually consider problems in ethics, political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology. These classes are larger than the first-year seminar courses, but still small for UT standards. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for two semesters.

° Students are required to take the full year-long sequence, both the fall (PHL 610QA) and spring (PHL 610QB) semesters, with the same professor/student-cohort.
° Both the fall and spring PHL 610Q courses are worth three credit hours each, six total credit hours for the year-long sequence.
° Students planning a semester away from UT Austin next year (study abroad, etc.) should discuss the timing of the PHL 610Q sequence with a Plan II academic advisor.

Logic and Scientific Reasoning (PHL 313Q, aka Plan II Logic)
PHL 313Q is only offered during the fall semester. This course (unique numbers: 42305, 42320, 42325) provides an introduction to formal proofs, semantics, quantifiers, inductive methods, decision theory, and scientific reasoning. There are no prerequisites.

Modes of Reasoning (TC 310) Registration Information

Professor Lewis’s version of TC 310 (unique 42780) 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 42779) 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 and PHL 313Q (Logic) can be found here.

Honors Social Science (SS 302) Registration Information
The SS 302 topic is Methods/Theory during the fall 2021 semester:
42680 – Prof. Gregg 
Unique TBD– Prof. Schooler

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

PHY 321 Plan II Physics - will be offered Spring 2022

**If you are a graduating senior fall 2020 and lack PHY 321 AND your Part I/Part II requirement for the University Core, please contact Plan II Advising at your earliest convenience.

Note: Plan II Physics (PHY 321) will be offered the spring 2022 semester. The instructor of record for that course is TBA. PHY 321 will continue to satisfy the Core Natural Science, Part I and Liberal Arts Natural Science Requirements. If you are a graduating senior spring 2022 and lack PHY 321 AND your Part I/Part II requirement for the University Core, you should plan to take PHY 321 spring 2022 or contact a Plan II Advisor to discuss alternative options.

NTR 365 Plan II Nutrition (54170) - Fall 2021

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. 

Please note the Plan II Nutrition class is #54170 in the Fall 2021 course schedule. The professor is Molly Bray and the title is Nutritional Biochemistry: Busting Nutrition Myths. No other section of NTR 365 will count for the Plan II 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 (55240) - See fall 2020 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.

Fall 2021 Thesis (TC 660HA) Registration Instructions

STEP ONE:  Thesis Topic Approval – Set-up a Zoom advising meeting with Plan II Associate Director, Dr. Janet Davis or Director Dr. Alexandra Wettlaufer, to discuss thesis topic ideas. Complete Part One of the Thesis Registration Form prior to this meeting. Discuss your topic and supervisor ideas using Zoom screen share to review your Part One form. Dr. Davis or Dr. Wettlaufer will sign-off on your Part One form via UT Box. Please upload the form to UT Box after your conversation using the widget on the Plan II thesis website.

Check the Plan II Website & Sign-up for Available Appointment Times – use notes section to indicate your preferred outreach method


STEP TWO: Register for TC 660HA during fall 2021 registration, April 19-30. An approved form will not be required this semester to register for the course, but please note that you will be dropped for failure to satisfy all Plan II Pre-Registration requirements during the summer registration session.

STEP THREESecure a Supervisor and Second Reader. Students should make arrangements to contact appropriate faculty members based on the approved topic. Meet with your intended supervisor/second reader first by email or video conferencing. If they say yes, send the following Qualtrics form in lieu of an electronic signature:

Once you’ve secured a supervisor and second reader, submit the completed Part Two form as well as a resume and brief abstract to UT Box through the widget on the Plan II Thesis Website. If your supervisor and/or second reader is signing the Part Two form via Qualtrics, you only need to include their name under authorizations on the Part Two Form.


*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 Dr. Davis or Dr. Wettlaufer. 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.

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

** Due to the continued disruption of normal University operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all deadlines for the Plan II thesis pre-registration process are considered strongly recommended and Plan II will be flexible through the end of the semester in completing both forms by May 7 and possibly beyond. We strongly recommend these specific dates because it usually becomes increasingly difficult to communicate with faculty during the summer semester and we want to ensure you start your project off on the right foot. Please keep in touch if you experience significant difficulties satisfying the pre-registration requirements.

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 fall 2021 semester, visit:

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


Plan II Academic Advisors: 

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Peggy Sharp

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