The Appeal Process
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. For three years in a row Plan II was unable to offer the wait list option to any applicants. The number pressures were too extreme due to steadily rising numbers of applicants and rising yields (more applicants who were offered admission were accepting the offer of admission).
For the last two years, although the number of applicants to Plan II was at an all-time high, we gambled and once again offered the wait list option to a limited number of applicants. We did offer admission to a small number of wait listed applicants in each of the past two admission cycles.
This year, we have offered the wait list option to approximately 120 applicants. We only consider those who respond in writing to the wait list offer in May, after we have determined the yield from the original offers of admission. Unfortunately, that number is the most unpredictable number we deal with each year in admissions and enrollment management. Therefore we are unable to predict whether or not Plan II will make a few offers of admission, many offers of admission or no offers of admission to those on the wait list.Send letters of appeal to:Kerry PasqualePlan II Honors AdmissionsThe University of Texas at Austin305 East 23rd, CLA 2.102Austin, TX 78712-1250