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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Plan II Student Advising

Summer 2015 Walk-In Academic Advising Hours:

Monday - Summer Orientation
Tuesday - Summer Orientation
Wednesday - Summer Orientation
Thursday - 9am-4pm*
Friday - 9am - 4pm*

PLEASE NOTE: Plan II Academic Advisors will not be available on the following days due to Summer Orientation: June 8-10, June 15-17, June 29-July 1, July 6-8, July 13-15, August 19-20

*Sign-in for advising ends 15 minutes prior to end of advising hours

On rare occasion, the Plan II Advisors are out of the office or unavailable during the hours posted above due to meetings, appointments, trainings, etc...  Our goal is to be accessible to you for advising and to make the experience relatively painless; please feel free to contact us via email if you are unable to meet with us during walk-in hours.  Advisors see most students on a walk-in basis and typically do not make appointments.

Thesis Advising - By Appointment Only

Academic Advising

When you want to see one of the Plan II academic advisors in the office, stop by and sign in at the front desk. The student receptionist will let us know you are here. Have a seat in the office and wait for one of us to come out and get you. We see students in the order in which they signed up.

Please do not walk back to our offices on your own without being called by one of us. We must protect the privacy of other students that might be in our office.

Helpful links:
Plan II Advising Aids (degree checklists, non-US history course lists, science substitution guide, etc.):

Interactive Degree Audit (see your degree progress, what requirements you have already fulfilled, which ones you need to fulfill, and plan for graduation):

Liberal Arts Course Descriptions:

Course Instructor Surveys:

Sophomore Advising

With the first year of college successfully behind them, the time has come for second year students to think about the future —specifically how they want to spend the rest of their time at UT Austin and what they need to do to make certain they are well prepared for the next step in their lives (whatever that may be).

During their second year, Plan II students are required to participate in the Sophomore Advising Program, a year-long series of events that helps students set academic goals and learn about important career-related opportunities. The components of the Sophomore Advising Program include the Sophomore Summit event, a self-reflection questionnaire and resume, Plan II Career Week, and a one-on one advising session with a UT faculty member. Participants in the Sophomore Advising Program include Plan II staff and alumni, faculty from across the campus, multiple University offices and representatives from post-graduate programs. 

All four components of the Sophomore Advising program are required for Plan II second year students; failure to participate an any part of Sophomore Advising will result in an Advising Bar. It is our sincere hope students will take advantage of the Sophomore Advising program to learn more about themselves, the resources available to them, and how to best use the time they have left at UT to prepare for the future.

Peer Advisors

In addition to the academic advisors, you will have access to the Plan II Peer Advisors. These are Plan II seniors, juniors, and sophomores representing dozens of different second majors and student organizations. Trained by the Plan II Academic Advisors, it is their job not only to answer questions about courses, professors, scheduling, registration, and other academic concerns, but also to introduce you to the social and extracurricular aspects of UT and Plan II. The beginning of the year offers many opportunities to get to know your peer advisors and interact with them in non-academic settings like Freshman Getaway, Convocation, and a variety of other activities organized by the peer advisors.

Peer advising groups are made up according to your world literature course. With advisors, there are three to four advisors per world literature class. This breaks down to roughly one advisor for every five students. Your peer advisors will be responsible for getting important information to you, and will be available for any questions or concerns you might have. If you are worried that your specific advisors may not be familiar enough with your specific second major or area of interest, don't worry. All peer advisors are available for all students, and your peer advisor will be able to match you up with someone who is concentrating on a similar area of study when you are in need of academic advice.

Remember, the peer advisors are there to help you, so use them to their fullest. They have recently walked in your shoes. They are more than happy to help with any concern you might have.

Campus Climate Response Team

Click on the icon to report a bias incident at UT to the Campus Climate Response Team:

Campus Climate Response Team

  • Do you know of a student organization hosting a party with a racist theme?
  • Have you seen derogatory graffiti on bathroom walls and buildings regarding sexual orientation or gender identity and expression?
  • Have you overheard malicious threats intended to intimidate another person because of their religion?
  • Are you worried that somebody has created a hostile or offensive classroom environment?
  • Do you have concerns about a campus climate incident but you are not sure what to do?

If you prefer not to report the incident via the online form, other options are available during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday):

  • University of Texas at Austin students are encouraged to contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 512-471-5017 to report an incident and/or schedule an appointment with a staff member.
  • University of Texas at Austin employees, campus visitors and contractors are encouraged to contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 512-471-1849 to report an incident and/or schedule an appointment with a staff member.
  • Phone calls will be returned within two business days.

College of Liberal Arts Q Drop Policy

Beginning September 15, 2008, the University will track each student's Q-drops. Students are allowed only six Q-drops for academic reasons over the course of their undergraduate career at Texas public institutions per recent legislation. This law applies to all students who entered a Texas public institution of higher education in fall 2007 or later. If you first entered a Texas public institution of higher education before fall 2007, you are exempt from this legislation.

To Q-drop a class after the 12th-class day, students must visit the Student Division in GEB 2.200 in person.  When students request a Q-drop, Student Division representatives will research the total number of academic Q-drops on the student's record. If a student believes the requested Q-drop is due to urgent and substantiated, nonacademic issues, a student may file an appeal to have it not count against the allotted six academic drops.

Plan II Honors Program Academic Advisors:

Mary Dillman


Melissa Ossian


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Aims of the Plan II Honors Core Curriculum

The new Student Honor Code reads:

"As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the University and uphold academic integrity."

FERPA  (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 1974)


US Department of Education Policy Guide

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