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Applying for Honors

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

Regular Deadline: The ApplyTexas or Coalition application is due by December 1 to be considered for the regular deadline. Students may apply to honors and submit all additional honors application items until December 9.

Extended Deadline: The ApplyTexas or Coalition application is due by December 15 to be considered for the regular deadline. Students may apply to honors and submit all honors application items until December 21.

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 Coalition application for admission and gaining access to MyStatus.or by completing our online honors application.”

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.