The Religious Studies Undergraduate Academic Advisor provides one-on-one academic advising, as well as providing information about the degree plan, degree requirements, internships, honors, and connecting you with campus resources to help you succeed. You are encouraged to visit your advisor regularly to discuss your course plans and academic goals.
Advising is required for students new to the major, on scholastic probation, or with 90 or more hours of completed coursework.
Spring 2023 appointment modality
Advising appointments will be offered both virtually and in person. Students must request which they prefer when scheduling an appointment. More information can be found via 'schedule an appointment' link.Learn More
Appointments for majors
your appointment confirmation email will contain your advisor's personal zoom link. you can also find the link on the booking page where you scheduled your appointment.schedule an appointment
Have a quick question?
The best way to direct your request would be to email us. Depending on the nature of your emailed question, the Advisor may ask you to schedule an appointment..send an email
Not an R S major?
If you are not a Religious Studies major and have a quick question, please email us.
'Declare the Major' Appointment
Current Liberal Arts students who wish to add or switch to the Religious Studies major can simply schedule an appointment with the advisor to do so.
IMPORTANT NOTE: declare the major appts. will be paused on 3/7 to accomodate the high demand of current major advising appts for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 registration. Appts. are expected to resume after registration has completed- 4/15.
Internal Transfer Application
If you are a UT student not currently in the College of Liberal Arts, you should submit the UT Austin Internal Transfer application. Once you have submitted the application, the Advisor will reach out to schedule an appointment at the appropriate time.submit an application
Meet your Undergraduate Academic Advisor!
Hey there y'all, my name is Michelle D. Escalante and I use she/her pronouns. I am a Senior Academic Advisor overseeing not only Religious Studies majors, but Philosophy majors and Jewish Studies majors as well. As your Undergraduate Academic Advisor I am here to serve as a guide supporting you in all aspects of your undergraduate career, connect you with different types of resources UT has to offer, and empower you to realize and reach your academic/personal goals.
A little about me.. I was born and raised in the RGV (puro 956!). I am a first generation college grad and I am proud to have been a part of the last class to graduate from UT-Pan American with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. I have a Masters in Sociology from UTSA (birds up!). I've been at UT Austin since 2019 and after very brief hiatus in 2022 I am back on the 40 acres and not going anywhere!! You can catch me bike riding on the weekends, volunteering with my sorority an as alumni, and/or watching my queue of comfort shows.
As a reminder I am here to help you throughout your Journey on these 40 acres. Please let me know how I can be of support!
Hook 'em 🤘
modality: M - T remote; W - F on campus.
9AM - 4PM
R S Courses by AreaLearn More
Official RS Degree Plans
2022 - 2024 Catalog
2020 - 2022 Catalog
2018 - 2020 Catalog
2016 - 2018 Catalog