Plan II Honors does not have a guaranteed response date for Plan II admission notification. Those applicants who complete their application on or before October 15 will be reviewed first, however we do not always finalize the admission decision and/or notify every applicant at the time of review. We read all applications in the order in which they applications were completed. So those who submit earlier and are reviewed earlier are, however, more likely to receive notification earlier.
We will release SOME decisions as early as late-October. Plan II expects to release two or three batches of notification before the Winter Break—by mid-December. These will be mostly offers of admission, but we may also begin to release denials. Not receiving a notification at this time does not have any relevance on the eventual decision, positive or negative. We receive a very large number of very strong applications, and while they may not all be the very strongest applications imaginable, they are still very, very good. That very high range of applicants make up the greatest proportion of our applications, and so we wait until a good number have been received and reviewed to make sure that we have a clear picture of the applicant pool before finalizing the bulk of our decisions.
We always have all the Plan II Honors admission notifications out long before April 1. For the past five or six years, we have had our admissions review processes wrapped up by late February. This year we are aiming for February 25, but we may still have a few envelopes (both happy and not-so-joyous) to mail the first week of March.
All (complete) applicants will receive a written notification from Plan II. Plan II admission decisions are released on paper only and sent through the US mail. An admission to Plan II will NOT reflect on the electronic Status Check web site with other UT admission decisions. However every applicant should track admission documents and UT admission status using MyStatus.
If an applicant has not heard from Plan II by March 15, he or she should email me Jennifer Scalora (including the full name, UT EID and birthday). We will research the matter and respond immediately. Although it is very rare, we have had an envelope or two (again, both happy and not-so-happy) go missing in the US mail. And, we always have one or two applicants who do not receive notification who have moved without updating their address with UT or Plan II Honors.