at The University of Texas at Arlington

Mailing Address

Honors Academy
Box 19222
Arlington, TX 76019-0222

Main Office

600 S. West St
College Hall, Suite 108

Phone: 817-272-7215
Fax: 817-272-7217

Requirements for Admission


Students must be high school Juniors or Seniors.
Students can enroll in up to two (2) courses per semester not to exceed more than eight (8) hours.

Program Requirements

High School juniors or seniors can participate in the UT Arlington Dual Credit Program by demonstrating college readiness through one of the following:

  • A rank in the top 20% of your current class, or
  • a PSAT score of at least 480 on Evidenced-based reading and writing, and 530 on Math, or
  • a PLAN composite score of at least 23, or
  • a 3.5 unweighted grade point average (4.0 scale), or
  • an SAT score of at least 1070 in combined Critical Reading + Math (test taken prior to March 2016) or an SAT score of at least 1140 in combined Evidence-based Reading + Math (test taken during or after March 2016), or
  • an ACT composite score of at least 23.

Additionally, students must satisfy the Texas Success Initiative requirement for college readiness (TSI) by achieving the minimum passing standards on the TSI Assessment Test or equivalent.
Equivalent methods to satisfy the TSI requirement include:

  • Achieving an SAT score of at least 1070 in Critical Reading and Math (with a minimum score of 500 in Critical Reading and 500 in Math) if taken prior to March 2016, or
  • An SAT score of 480 in Evidenced-based Reading and 530 in Math on the Redesigned SAT taken after March 2016; or
  • An ACT composite score of at least 23 with scores of at least 19 in both Math and English.
  • STAAR math score of at least 4000 for the Final Level II Score for Algebra II I exempts from the math requirement. STAAR English/language arts score of at least 2000 for the Final Level II Score for English III exempts from the reading and writing requirements.

Visit the UT Arlington TSI page for more information.


The cost is $50 per semester hour ($150 per three-hour course). Books and Parking are extra. Some courses have additional equipment and lab fees.

How To Apply

To apply for the Honors Academy, submit the following:

  • Online Apply Texas One Application
  • Application Fee: $60.00
  • Official high school transcript (including any necessary information for Admission)
  • UT Arlington Dual Credit Admissions Agreement
  • Course Selection form

Application Forms

Apply to UT Arlington with the Apply Texas One Application

Fill out and submit the following documents:
Download the UT Arlington Dual Credit Agreement (in Adobe PDF)
Download the Honors Academy Course Selection form (in Adobe PDF)
Download the Authorization to Access TSI Scores form (in Adobe PDF)

Download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Mail your complete application materials to:

UT Arlington Honors Academy
Box 19222
Arlington, TX  76019-0222

Attend UT Arlington After High School Graduation

Honors Academy students planning to attend UT Arlington after high school graduation*, students must submit the following information:

  • Completed Update Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (official scores can be sent to UT Arlington from SAT or ACT)

Mail Update Application and official high school transcript to the address below:

UT Arlington Honors Academy
Box 19222
Arlington, TX 76019-0222

Go to: http://wweb.uta.edu/aao/fao/content/scholarships/ for entering freshman scholarship information.

* Students are no longer eligible to enroll in UTA coursework at dual credit tuition and fee rates once the student has completed the requirements for the high school diploma.

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