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Applying for Honors

Interested in an honors program at The University of Texas at Austin? 

You can start the process to apply for Freshman Honors Programs by indicating interest on the admissions application and responding to the short-answer questions(s) of the program of your choice within the application.

Not ready to apply for an honors program right away?  You may also apply by using the separate online honors application available after submitting your ApplyTexas or Common App application for admission and gaining access to MyStatus or by completing our online honors application.”

Honors Application Deadline Extension: Summer/Fall 2023
The Common App or ApplyTexas summer/fall application is due December 1. Students may submit the honors application (via MyStatus/Honors tab) and supporting credentials until Friday, December 9 (11:59 p.m. Central).

The honors application

To apply for freshman honors indicate interest on the admissions application and respond to the program specific short-answer question(s). If you decide to apply for freshman honors after you have submitted your admissions application complete the online honors application once gaining access to MyStatus.

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Program-specific requirements

Complete any additional requirements for the programs to which you are applying. Most freshman honors programs also require a separate expanded résumé and some require one letter of recommendation.

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Track Your Status

Track the completion of your honors application in MyStatus—see the Honors tab.

Note: Additional honors programs exist within many academic departments. These departmental honors programs typically do not accept applications from first-year students. Contact your academic advisor to learn more about programs and their application processes.