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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 30 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.  

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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 will not be approved to do so until January after fall grades have come in and must initiate the process through the College of Liberal Arts Student Division. The exception is spring 2021 graduating seniors who may be eligible for approval during early registration, but still need to do so with Student Division Advisors. 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.
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:

During the Nov 2 - Nov 13 registration period all Maymester classes will be listed on the course schedule; all interested students should apply to their program of choice by the Nov. 15 deadline. 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)
Info Sessions for more details:
Monday, November 2nd
4:30pm (added date)
Meeting ID: 948 1451 5758

Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)
Info Sessions for more details:

Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)
Info Sessions for more details:
Oct. 28 at 12pm, Sign-up Here

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 Coming Soon

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 (42525)

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 2021please read the following registration instructions carefully:
1. Prepare: Read through the Plan II Thesis Manual and carefully consider your thesis topic ideas. Talk to your professors. Consult the model theses listed on the Plan II website at posted on Texas ScholarWorks for ideas and inspiration. Think about questions and issues you have studied in previous courses that you find intriguing and exciting.

Consider watching this 18 minute informational video about the thesis pre-registration process:

2. Topic Approval, Completing the Part One Form &Registration: Bring the Thesis Registration Form Part One (also attached) to a Zoom meeting with either Plan II Director Alexandra Wettlaufer or Associate Director Janet Davis.

 Sign-up to meet with Dr. Wettlaufer or Dr. Davis during their office hours using this Google Form.

  • In this meeting, Dr. Wettlaufer or Dr. Davis will help you refine your topic idea and brainstorm possible faculty supervisors.  If appropriate, they will approve your Part One form which will clear you to register for the first thesis course, TC 660HA.
  • To register for TC 660HA during the spring 2021 registration period, November 2 - November 13, you must have this step completed and submitted to Plan II no later than November 6. If you are not able to meet with Dr. Wettlaufer or Dr. Davis before November 6, please work to meet with them as soon as possible as you will not be able to register for the class without their approval.

***special note: You do not need to be sure of your thesis topic to come in for this meeting; in fact, if you are uncertain that means you should come in EARLY. Our Directors are here to help you refine your ideas and give you direction!

3. Find YourThesis Advisors & Complete the Part Two Form: Once your topic idea is approved, begin scheduling meetings with potential faculty Supervisors and Second Readers to discuss your thesis. Bring the Thesis Registration Form Part Two with you to these meetings.  If they agree to work with you, ask them to sign your form. Once you have signatures from two professors, attach a brief description of your thesis topic and a copy of your resume. 

  • Submit the completed Part Two form to the Plan II office no later than December 4.
  • Failure to turn in a completed Part Two form will result in being dropped from the thesis course, TC 660HA.

Completing a Departmental Thesis? If you will be completing your senior thesis through courses offered by your second major, your only pre-registration requirement is to complete the Departmental Thesis Form and turn it into the Plan II office.  See the "Departmental Thesis" section of the Plan II Thesis Manual for more details.

Questions? Concerns? Check out the Thesis section of the Plan II website

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 2020 semester, visit:

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

Students enrolled in fall 2020 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





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