What stats should I have for Plan II Honors?

<p>Hello, I'm in the top 5% of my class. What are the typical stats of an accepted Plan II Honors student, such as ecs, SAT I, SAT II, and IB/AP scores? What is perhaps the lowest stat of an accepted Plan II student? Which is easier to get into, the liberal arts honors or the Plan II honors?</p>

<p>Thanks alot.</p>

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Profiles of past admitted and graduated classes</p>

<p>Liberal Arts Honors is far easier to get accepted to than Plan II. Many PII kids use LAH as their fallback choice within UT if they don't get Plan II.</p>

<p>Usuall Plan II kids are at the 1400+ level on the SAT. Only 11% of the accepted kids were below 1300. 67% were in the top 5% of their high school class.</p>

<p>Hope this helps.</p>

<p>For being in top 5% of your class, a 1400 on SAT math/verbal combined will guarantee admission. A 1300-1350 will still leave you a decent shot.</p>

<p>LAH is way easier than Plan II... but you don't wanna be in that.</p>

<p>Also, a few 700+ SAT2s will help make up for a sub 1400 SAT. But really just break 1400. It's not like it's that hard.</p>

<p>I wouldn't be so sure that 1400 and top 5% is a shoe-in for Plan II. They pay very serious attention to your essays, ECs, and overall profile too. Plan II applicants are basically Ivy-league (+ Stanford, Duke, U Chicago, etc) material.</p>

<p>Liberal Arts Honors is better than nothing, especially if UT is the best one can do. It will give people a leg up on graduate and professional school admission, and it means fewer classes with the typical community college types who pervade many of the LA majors.</p>

<p>picox, your attitude is astounding</p>

<p>my D is doing LA, and there is nothing wrong with community college</p>

<p>when you bash whole groups the way you do, you show ignorance and arrogance, and nothing else you say has any merit or meaning</p>

<p>just an fyi</p>

<p>Hey guys thank you so much for your advice. I got in to Plan II!</p>



<p>I have a question though: Can you take Liberal Arts Honors courses instead of the general UT ones if you are in Plan II?</p>

<p>Yeah, but you do have to speak to an adviser/the professor about it.</p>

<p>You can? I was told by the LAH director that as I was in Plan II, I couldn't be in LAH.</p>

<p>So do I just ask my advisor at orientation if I can register for an Honors section?</p>

<p>i just got into plan 2 too. i didn't think i would. but i did have above a 1400 and i am in top 5%. BUT i have pretty much solid B's in AP english and history for sophomore and junior year. and limited ECs. soooo. if that gives anyone hope..</p>

<p>Kcb my stats are lower than yours and my hope has pretty much died anyway so I'm just waiting on my rejection letter haha</p>

<p>Grades and SAT scores are ONLY 20% of the total. You can get in with not-so-great grades and SATs. In fact, some people have been accepted to P2 but then rejected by the university because of those grades and scores.</p>

<p>However, usually the kids with the best grades and scores are the best writers, and the essays are 40%, so that makes a big difference. That's why there are a lot of kids accepted with high grades and scores BUT it is NOT mandatory to have them.</p>

<p>Aaah loneranger you're a star. Haha no but seriously, you're such a great help on here. Can't wait to see you next year (and probably not know who you are)!</p>

<p>lalalexi08, don't lose hope yet.
like honestly. my application essays were absolutely mediocre. i'm not even a good writer. i got a 6 on the SAT essay both times i took it. i think they really look for some special quality. like maybe my sat scores and class rank completely saved me... i dun know. does plan 2 practice affirmative action? anyone know? cuz that mighta saved me too...</p>

<p>Haha I don't think they do. It would be INCREDIBLY great if they did, since I'm a black female and there are like NONE in Plan II. But yeah, I'm secretly crossing my fingers but I don't want to get my hopes up.</p>

<p>Rejection letters will be mailed our pretty soon.
Good luck.</p>

<p>^Aaaahhhh my heart just dropped into my stomach at that one.</p>

<p>I just got in today! Totally wasn't expecting such an early reply. The letter was dated 2/27, so I got accepted into Plan II Honors about a week ago. I am so incredibly excited :)</p>

<p>My stats were: 3.65 unweighted/4.48 weighted GPA; 1510/2310 SATs; no class rank; most rigorous courseload possible.</p>

<p>Now, just waiting for BHP...</p>