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Plan II regularly offers a wait list option to a small number of applicants. If the number of admitted applicants who accept the offer of admission is low, and our entering freshman class has spaces available, Plan II will make offers of admission to some applicants on the wait list.

An applicant cannot request the wait list option.  

Unfortunately, we can’t give any firm number on anyone’s chances of admission from the wait list. In years past, about 50% of those offered the wait list responded that they wanted to remain on the list. Assuming similar numbers to past years, the “active wait list” in any given year might include about 30-50 names. From that list, we might admit a modest number of applicants.


How the Wait List Works

We will notify anyone on the wait list prior to the May 1 deadline if we are able to admit any applicants from the wait list. What usually happens is that more students than we can manage respond positively. So, often we are waiting for applicants to change their mind about coming just to lower our numbers down to where we wished to be in the first place. We have lowered our number of original offers of admission, but the “yield” factor (the number of applicants who accept Plan II’s offer of admission) is unpredictable, as is the original number of applicants—neither number follows any reliable trend.

Appealing your Plan II admissions decision

Plan II has an appeal process. Applicants who have been denied admissions to Plan II Honors and wish to appeal, must send a formal appeal letter addressed to the Plan II Admissions Committee.  This must be a hard-copy letter sent via US mail.  We will NOT accept an email or or a letter attached to an email. The appeal letter may result in a denied applicant moving from Denied to Wait List status.

We can’t give any prediction of the likelihood of admission from the wait list.

The appeal letter should request that the application will be reconsidered. What an applicant includes in addition to that is up to the individual.  Plan II has received three sentence appeal letters and three page appeal letters. If you have strengths or experiences you feel may have been overlooked or that you did not have the opportunity to explain, you should highlight these in your letter.  Emphasizing strong motivation and writing a strong letter of appeal are very important.

Those applicants who were offered the Wait List option rather an admission or denial, will be considered for admission if spaces are available, before those applicants who are placed on the Wait List through the appeal process. It's important to emphasize that chances of success are rather limited. 

Send letters of appeal to:
Kerry Pasquale
Plan II Honors Admissions
The University of Texas at Austin
305 East 23rd, CLA 2.102
Austin, TX  78712-1250

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