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The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors College is a rigorous process. Candidates for admission must fulfill at least one of the following criteria, depending on their classification:

Entering Freshmen

  • Combined Critical Reading/Writing and Math SAT score of 1270 (test taken during or after March 2016); Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1200 (test taken prior to March 2016)
  • ACT score of 27
  • Graduation in the upper 10 percent of their high school class

Currently Enrolled Students

  • 3.35 cumulative GPA

Transfer Students

  • 3.35 cumulative transfer GPA on a scale of 4.0 (the average GPA from all colleges attended prior to UTA)

The criteria above are minimums. Admission is not based solely on grades or scores. The admissions committee looks for evidence of strong analytical skills and college level writing ability; thus, a strong essay is an important consideration in the admissions process.