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The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

Apply to the Honors College

Application Form


Honors College Application for New Entering Freshmen

Dates and Deadlines

The Honors College accepts applications throughout the year, but only admits students three times per year. Consult the timetable below for deadlines and dates.

Summer 2019 Application Cycle:
Apply by: April 30th
Notification: between April 30th and May 15th

  • Fall 2019 Entering Freshmen students applying in this cycle are eligible for Honors housing consideration, if space is available. They will also be eligible to enroll in Honors-designated courses when they attend New Maverick Orientation.
  • Fall 2019 Continuing and Transfer students applying in this cycle will be eligible to enroll in Honors-designated courses for Fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Application Cycle:
Apply by: July 31st
Notification: between July 31st and August 15th

  • Fall 2019 Entering freshman, continuing, and transfer students applying in this cycle will be eligible to begin their Honors coursework in the Fall semester; however, they will only be able to enroll in Honors-designated courses if spaces are available.


Applicants need to complete their application in one online session; therefore, you should compose your essay and résumé prior to filling out the form.
Applicants will be notified of their status via an email to their MavMail account.

Please note, Chrome's incognito mode is known to interfere with saving the application. It is possible that other privacy modes and plugs-ins will also affect the saving of your application.

Section I. Your Personal Information

*UTA MavID Number:   (this is a number)
*First Name:
*Last Name:
Middle Name:
Current Address and Phone Number:
*Street Address:
Apartment #:
*Postal Code:
*UTA Email:

Section II. Your Academic Information

The Honors degree consists of 24 hours of Honors coursework, including a senior project. These hours typically take at least four long (fall and spring) semesters to complete. If you have fewer than either four full long semesters or 60 hours remaining to graduate, please contact an Honors Advisor ( Additional documentation will be required with your application in order for the Admissions Committee to accurately assess your ability to complete the Honors degree requirements within your anticipated time frame. Your application will not be processed until we have received these additional documents.

*Starting semester:
*Estimated university graduation:
*Please indicate your major:
*Have you earned Honors credits at other colleges or universities? Yes No
You may receive Honors credit from your transferred courses towards your Honors degree at UTA.
*Name of High School:
*High School City:
*High School State:
*High School Country:
*High School Rank in Class:
(U.S. high schools only)

If your high school does not rank or you are a homeschooled student, enter 0 of 0.
*Are you a National Merit Scholar or Finalist?
Yes No
*I am a CAP student:
Yes No

Note: Incoming freshman students who are in the UT Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) are required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of Honors credits in their first semester and a minimum of 3 hours of Honors credits in their second semester. CAP students 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.

*Provide your score(s) from at least one of the standardized tests.
Composite ACT:
SAT Evidence-based Reading & Writing:
SAT Math:

*How did you learn about the UTA Honors College? (Choose all that apply.)

High school counselor
High school teacher
UTA representative visited my high school
College information event
Family member or friend
Letter or brochure in the mail
College professor or advisor
UTA campus event
UTA Honors website
Freshman Orientation
Invitation email from the Honors College

Section III. Supporting Documents

The Essay:

Directions: Select an essay topic from the list below and write a response in 400-500 words. Essays longer than 500 words will be truncated when saved.

The essay complements the objective information in your test scores and résumé. The Admissions Committee will read it carefully. Your essay also demonstrates how well you organize your thoughts and express yourself in writing. Because it says much about you, it should be thoughtfully composed and carefully produced. There is no "correct" answer.

Tips for writing the essay:

  • Address the topic. Write a clear argument that responds to the issue.
  • Support your argument with concrete examples.
  • Be specific. Avoid sweeping generalizations.
  • Avoid clichés.
  • Write to express, not to impress. Communicate your ideas clearly.
  • Organize your essay logically.
  • Avoid unnecessary formatting (italics, borders, etc.).
  • When writing college essays, “don’t” is “do not”. In other words, do not use contractions.
  • If using sources, cite them appropriately.
  • Proofread carefully for grammatical and typographical errors.

Keep in mind this essay is an academic endeavor. Given this, your submission should not include informal or conversational language. If you are currently enrolled at UT Arlington, we encourage you to visit the Writing Center ( for feedback and assistance on your writing sample.

Select a prompt from the list and review it below:

*Insert your spell-checked and edited text below:

Word Count:

The Résumé:

Please list, in priority order, the organizations, activities, jobs, and internships that indicate your special contributions, talents, honors, and abilities in the areas of extracurricular activities, service, and work. Avoid acronyms; identify organizations by fully spelling out their names and clarify as necessary the nature of the organizations in which you have participated.

Each field has a word limit so carefully choose the most significant items for each category. Any section over the limit will be truncated to the limit when saved.

*  Education
Word Count:

*  Work Experience
Word Count:

*  Volunteer Experience
Word Count:

*  Activities
Word Count:

*  Skills
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*  Interests/Hobbies
Word Count:

Section IV. Your Signature

Failure to complete, sign, and date this portion will result in a delay in the review of your application.

I certify that the information I have provided is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge (including future online submission of application materials). If admitted, I agree to abide by the policies, rules and regulations of the Honors College at the University of Texas at Arlington. I authorize the Honors College to verify the information I have provided. I further understand that the information submitted herein will be relied upon by the officials of the Honors College in determining my admission and that the submission of false information is grounds for rejection of my application, withdrawal of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment in the Honors College, and/or disciplinary action taken by the University.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants are responsible for submitting all required materials to the Honors College and for supplying all requested information. Omissions may delay the Admission Committee's decision. A student will be considered for admission only after submitting all application materials.

After you click Submit, you will receive an application receipt by email. Final admission decisions will be sent to your MavMail account.