Frequently Asked Questions

Only undergraduate students who meet our eligibility requirements may apply. Each application is reviewed individually once the current deadline passes, and we do not offer rolling or automatic admissions. Each student is holistically reviewed based not only on grades and test scores, but their resume, writing ability, and evidence of strong analytical skills. Admission to the Honors College is not guaranteed to any student.

Full admissions requirements and application details can be found here: Honors College Admission Requirements

Students majoring in any on-campus undergraduate degree-seeking program can apply for admissions for the Honors College!

We are unable to offer admissions to students in programs offered exclusively through Academic Partnerships (AP), Accelerated Online (AO) degree programs, University Studies, or other fully-online programs. 

The Honors College offers students the opportunity to obtain an exceptional education in a small academic community within the larger University. The Honors curriculum is designed to offer a special interdisciplinary emphasis at each level of the student's academic career. UTA's Honors College is one of only six such institutions in the state of Texas.
New Honors students must be advised by an Honors Adviser during their first semester at UTA and are encouraged to be advised early in the semester or they will lose their Honors status and privileges. There is no probationary period for students who fail to make and keep this appointment. All Honors students must maintain a 3.2 grade point average. Progress is reviewed each semester. If a student loses their Honors status, they must reapply to the Honors College if they wish to regain it.
Honors courses are designed to offer a challenging interdisciplinary perspective to students who enjoy a rigorous program of study. Emphasis is on allowing students more personal involvement, discussion time, and interaction with Honors faculty and other Honors students. Typically, Honors students do much better in their Honors courses than their regular courses because of the small class size and the opportunity for individual contributions. Grades in Honors courses are computed exactly as in other courses. Faculty set the standards, taking into account the different nature of the Honors courses; students are not penalized for participating.
Honors courses are not "accelerated" as are many high school honors courses. Instead they are designed to offer greater flexibility in teaching techniques, more faculty/student interaction, and a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Honors courses satisfy many of the regular University requirements and correspond closely to regular sections in preparing students for further courses.