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How to Apply to Plan II Honors will open for Fall 2020 applications on August 1, students may also use the Coalition Application

Application deadline for Fall applicants:  December 1

Plan II reviews applications in the order that the applications are completed.  The later an applicant completes the application, the later that application will be reviewed.  Plan II Honors can only admit students that are admitted to UT Austin.  Plan II admission offers are non-binding and non-exclusive regardless of the date of the offer of admission


Application Checklist for Plan II Honors Applicants:

  • ApplyTexas Application (or Coalition Application) for Freshman Admission (Plan II is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts must be 1 of your college choices; note we DO NOT have to be 1st choice)

  • $75 Application Fee (Application Fee Waiver information)

  • Student Information Form (if applicable)

  • Official High School Transcript and rank

  • SAT or ACT scores

  • Essays 

  • Complete Plan II Honors prompts on Apply Texas (Coalition) OR on Honors Application

  • Expanded Résumé

To apply to Plan II Honors, submit:

Students may apply for Plan II Honors on the ApplyTexas or Coalition application or via the on-line HONORS APPLICATION, which is accessible only after an applicant has completed and submitted the ApplyTexas (or Coalition Application) application.  Plan II is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, therefore, Liberal Arts must be 1 of the 2 college choices.  If you do not complete the honors application on ApplyTexas (Coalition Application) you may access the application via My Status. CLICK ON THE HONORS TAB on your MY STATUS page to access the honors application. Details on how to complete your ApplyTexas or Coalition application can be found at Texas Admissions.

The Plan II PERSONAL STATEMENT will be listed as an additional prompt to answer on ApplyTexas (or Coalition). The Personal statement consists of five sentences allowing you to tell the reviewer about yourself.  Please use these five sentences to describe yourself, your life, and your experiences that taken together form an accurate view of who you are and why the interdisciplinary nature of the Plan II honors program appeals to you.  This is your chance to shine.   Be creative! Be unique!  Do not list what was provided in other areas of your application. Plan II also requires a short answer response to this question:  What do you see as the largest problem facing society today? What do you see as the negative effects of this problem and how would an interdisciplinary education in Plan II Honors give you tools to begin to solve this challenge to the greater good?(250 words) In addition you must submit the EXPANDED RESUME Plan II tips on the résumé


Additional Information:

  • Plan II has discontinued the requirement for a teacher or counselor recommendation.
  • Do not send any application materials to the Plan II Honors office.  All materials must be submitted to the University of Texas at Austin Office of Admissions.  Electronic submission preferred in all cases.

Any documents submitted via US Mail should be sent to the following address:

Office of Admission-Processing
University of Texas at Austin  
PO BOX 8058  
Austin, TX 78713-8058

For express delivery services (DHL, FedEx, etc):

Office of Admissions
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive, Main 13
Austin, TX  78712

Tel: 512-475-7387


An applicant may apply for on-campus housing as soon as the UT Austin application process is complete.  

Because housing choice order is based on the date of the housing application, the earlier the application is submitted, the better.

Applicants should NOT wait until they receive an admission offer or until they have made their college choice decisions if they want to live on the UT Austin campus.

The Housing application may be found at applicant's MyStatus site, under the Housing tab.

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    305 East 23rd St
    RLP 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250