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Honors Programs

The University of Texas at Austin offers a wide variety of opportunities for all students to pursue a rigorous, research-oriented undergraduate curriculum. However, if you are looking for more than the usual academic challenges, you may want to apply to one of the freshman honors programs. Honors classes are typically smaller than regular classes and offer an atmosphere that encourages intellectual exploration and engagement. Outside the classroom, honors students interact with faculty and fellow honors students in Honors Residence Halls or in the Joynes Reading Room in the University Honors Center.

Entering freshmen interested in participating in one of the University’s honors programs must complete the online honors program application and submit any additional required materials. Transfer applicants interested in applying to an honors program must follow the application process required for the individual program. To learn more about applying, please visit Be A Longhorn: Special Instructions for Honors Applications.

Additional honors programs exist within many academic departments. These departmental honors programs typically do not accept applications from first-year students. Contact your academic advisor to see if there is an honors program in your department.