Common questions about applying to honors programs Honors Application FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
May I apply to more than one honors program?
Yes, you may apply to all of the honors programs for which you’re eligible.
If I want to apply to more than one honors program, do I need to submit multiple online applications?
If you have not submitted your online Honors Application, you may go to the first page of the application and select as many honors programs as you'd like (and for which you are eligible to apply). Submit your online application, and you'll be considered for the programs you selected.
If you have already submitted your online Honors Application and decide you want to apply to one or more additional programs, you'll need to request access to your honors application so you may make changes.
Is there a paper honors application?
No, the Honors Application is only available online.
Some honors programs require additional materials that are not part of the online Honors Application. These additional requirements are listed in the Application Requirements section on the Special Instructions page.
When is the Honors Application due?
The online UT Austin Honors Application and all required documents must be received in the Office of Admissions by December 1. Some programs have earlier recommended deadlines that may increase your likelihood of admission to the program. Check with the honors program of interest for more information.
I'm applying for spring (or summer) admission to UT Austin. Can I apply to an honors program?
No, only freshman applicants applying for fall admission may apply to an honors program.
If you are applying for spring or summer admission, contact the honors program in which you're interested to learn more about opportunities available to you once you've begun your studies at UT Austin.
I’m applying for transfer admission. Do I use the online honors application?
No, transfer applicants should follow the application instructions found on the individual honors programs websites.
Online Application and Requirements
Why isn’t the honors program I want listed as a choice on the honors application?
You may only apply to an honors program (or programs) in the college or department to which you’re applying on your application for admission.
Why can’t I access the online Honors Application and recommendation system?
You must first complete and submit the ApplyTexas Application for Freshman Admission. After your application for admission has been loaded to our computers, you will then be able to access the online Honors Application and recommendation system.
It can take up to 24 hours for us to receive your ApplyTexas Application once you submit it, so please be patient. (We know it's hard to wait.)
How do I know if you received my honors application and the additional materials that I submitted?
Log in to your MyStatus page (using your UT EID and password) to find out what items we’ve received and what items are still missing. It may take 3-5 business days (once we receive your items) to process your materials and update the information on your MyStatus page.
How do I cancel my UT Austin Honors Application?
If you decide you'd no longer like to be considered for any honors program to which you've applied (or even begun to apply), it's not necessary for you to cancel your application. If your Honors Application is incomplete, you simply will not be considered for admission to an honors program.
However, if you'd like to formally cancel your application for ALL honors programs for which you are eligible, log in to your honors application and select the Cancel All Honors Applications button at the bottom of the first page (Step 1).
IMPORTANT: If you’d like to cancel an application for a particular honors program, log in to your application and uncheck the program(s) for which you no longer would like to be considered. You can do this on Step 1 of the honors application.
Save your application by selecting Next Step at the bottom of the page. The honors application(s) for the programs you unchecked will be cancelled.
Do I need to submit additional copies of my admissions application materials (transcript, resume, essays, etc.) directly to the honors program office(s)?
No. You do not need to (and should not) submit duplicate copies of application materials to the honors program office. All application items for admissions and honors should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. All admissions and honors items (transcripts, essays, resume, letters of recommendation, etc.) are shared with the honors programs.
I didn’t indicate interest in honors programs on the admissions application. May I still apply?
Yes, you may still apply to a freshman honors program using the online honors application.
Can I submit a paper letter of recommendation as part of my honors application?
No. If you are applying to an honors program that requires a recommendation, the recommendation must be submitted online using the Honors Recommendation System.
Paper letters of recommendation that are faxed or mailed to the Office of Admissions or an individual honors program office may be added to your honors application file but they will not be used when considering you for an honors program. Please use the online Honors Recommendation System.
Any letter of recommendation you submit by fax, mail or online will, however, be added to your admissions application file.
How do I submit an additional recommendation request?
When you submit a request for an individual to submit an honors program recommendation on your behalf, you’ll have the opportunity to enter the contact information for one individual. (No honors program requires more than one recommendation.)
If you want to send a recommendation request to another individual, you’ll need to start over at step one of the online recommendation process and submit another recommendation request.