Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies | College of Liberal Arts
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Advising

As an interdisciplinary major, Jewish Studies benefits greatly from expert advising through the College of Liberal Arts. The Academic Advisor provides one-on-one academic advising that includes providing information about the degree plan, degree requirements, petitions, internships, honors, and campus resources to help you succeed. You are encouraged to visit your advisor regularly to discuss your course plans and academic goals.  

Advising Hold

An advising hold is placed on the records of incoming freshmen and newly transferred students and on the records of students who are on scholastic probation. The purpose of an advising hold is to make sure students contact the Academic Advisor before they proceed with their degree plan.
Advising holds will be removed only after the student meets with the Academic Advisor.

 

Fall 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 the 'schedule an appointment' link.

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Appointments for Jewish Studies 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.

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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.

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Not a Jewish Studies major? 

If you are not a Jewish Studies major and have a quick question, please email us.

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'Declare the Major' Appointment

Current Liberal Arts students who wish to add or switch into the Jewish Studies major can simply schedule an appointment with the Advisor to do so.

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Internal Transfer Application

If you are a UT student NOT in the College of Liberal Arts, you must submit a UT Austin Internal Transfer application. Once you have submitted the application, the Advisor will reach out to schedule an appointment at the appropriate time.

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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. You can catch me bike riding on the weekends, volunteering as an alumni with my sorority, and/or watching my favorite 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 🤘
-Michelle

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Office: WAG 313
Phone: (512)475-9185

Email: mdescalante@austin.utexas.edu
Fall 2023 modality: M & F remote; W - TH on campus. 9AM - 4PM