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Applying for Honors

Interested in a freshman honors program at The University of Texas at Austin? 

Most freshman honors programs require a separate application. But you may apply to Dean’s Scholars, Polymathic Scholars and Health Science Scholars in the College of Natural Sciences by indicating an interest and responding to the prompt in your admissions application. In order to be considered for a freshman honors program, you must apply for fall admission. Spring and summer applicants are not eligible. To apply to other honors programs, submit the following in addition to your application for admission:

The honors application

Complete our online honors application only once—even to apply to multiple programs.

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Program-specific requirements

Complete any additional requirements for the programs to which you are applying.

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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.