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Plan II Honors Standards and Admission Criteria

Strictly speaking, there are no specific “requirements” to apply to or get admitted to Plan II Honors, however an applicant must be admissible to the University of Texas at Austin to be considered by Plan II Honors. See UT application requirements.

Plan II Honors conducts a holistic review of our applications including the following areas:

 Writing

(Essay A, 3 short answer responses and Honors application short answer response)

  • What does the applicant say and how the applicant say it?

  • Grace & style, command of language, logical argument

Personal achievement

(Outside of the classroom activities: clubs, religious activities, sports, music, Scouting, arts, student government, community/volunteer activities, internships, work, etc.)
  • length and level of commitment

  • breadth, as well as depth, of interests

  • leadership positions held by the applicant

  • awards & honors

  • service to the community and/or dedication to volunteerism

  • work experience

All quantitative scores and data

(AP, IB, class rank and GPA, etc)

Breadth & Range: the “Plan II-ness” of the applicant

  • broad interests: HS course choice & non-academic choices

  • What will the applicant bring to the Program?

  • Will the applicant make the best use of what the Program has to offer?


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    University of Texas at Austin
    305 East 23rd St
    RLP 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250
    512-471-1442