Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors College is a rigorous process. All applications are reviewed by a committee that discusses each applicant individually. We do not offer rolling or automatic admissions, and all applications are reviewed after the deadline has passed. Each student is holistically reviewed based not only on grades and test scores, but their resume, writing ability, and evidence of strong analytical skills. Meeting one or more of the standards below does not guarantee admission to the Honors College. Admission is not guaranteed to any student. 

Entering Freshmen

 Candidates for admission must fulfill at least one of the following criteria, depending on their classification, to be eligible to apply. 

  • Combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math SAT score of 1270
  • ACT score of 27
  • 3.5 unweighted high school GPA (U.S. high schools only)
  • Graduation in the upper 10 percent of their high school class (U.S. high schools only)

Note: Interested incoming UT Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) students are must apply for their entering Fall semester. If admitted, CAP students are required to earn early registration by participating in a minimum of three (3) Honors registration reward events by the posted deadline during their first semester. Additionally, CAP students are encouraged to fulfill the milestones of first-year Honors students. Those who are unable to meet these conditions will be dismissed from the Honors College. The Honors College will not admit CAP students who are in their second semester.

Currently Enrolled UTA Students 

  • 3.35 cumulative GPA after taking 12 semester credit hours at UTA and a minimum of 60 credit hours remaining to complete your degree

Transfer Students (New to UTA) 

  • 3.35 cumulative transfer GPA on a scale of 4.0 (the average GPA from all colleges attended prior to UTA) and a minimum of 60 credit hours remaining to complete your degree

Students who do not meet any of the above requirements may apply to the Honors College; however, they MUST complete the optional essay portion of the application. 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. 

We are unable to offer admissions to students in programs offered exclusively through the Accelerated Online (AO) or online Academic Partnerships (AP) degree plans. 

Caroline King

Student Profiles

Meet Caroline

"I went looking for the Honors College after receiving my acceptance letter and applied as soon as I could."