Requirements for Admission
Before you apply to the Honors College, you must be admitted to the university.
Candidates for admission to the Honors College must fulfill at least one of the following criteria depending on their classification:
- Combined 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)
- An ACT score of 27
- Graduation within the upper 10% of your high school class
Current UT Arlington students:
- A 3.35 cumulative Grade Point Average
- A 3.35 cumulative transfer Grade Point Average on a scale of 4.0 (the average GPA from all colleges attended prior to UT Arlington)
The criteria above are minimums. Admission is not based solely on grades or scores. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence in the application of strong analytical skills and college-level writing ability; thus, a strong essay is an important consideration in the admissions process. The Honors College Admissions Committee meets monthly. Your application will be processed within 4-6 weeks. Applicants will be notified of their status via an email to their MavMail account.
Instructions for filling out the application
UT Arlington's Honors College application contains 21 items.
If you are an entering freshman, you should already know your SAT/ACT scores and your rank in your high school graduating class.
If you are a continuing student, you should know your current cumulative GPA.
If you are a transfer student, you must provide your cumulative transfer GPA (the average GPA from all colleges attended prior to UT Arlington).
The required essay and résumé must be uploaded as electronic documents. You need to complete your application in one online session. Only the following file formats are supported: OpenDocument word processor format, plain text, Rich Text Format, Adobe PDF, and Microsoft Word. Any other file format or a file larger than 150 kilobytes will be discarded. If a file is discarded or cannot be opened, the Honors College will make an effort to contact you by means of the contact information you provide in your application. Until all the materials are provided, your application will not be processed.
Please make a selection
Fill out an Application for Admission to the Honors College
Fill out the Texas Common Application online ( good for all Texas public universities )