Applying as an Incoming Freshman

UT Tyler Honors College

Every year, The University of Texas at Tyler Honors College seeks highly motivated and academically talented high school seniors to join UT Tyler's prestigious Honors College. Any first time freshman entering UT Tyler in Fall 2024 with:

  • an unweighted high school gpa of 3.75+
  • or an SAT score of 1350+
  • or an ACT score of 29+

is encouraged to complete a scholarship application to join the Honors College following the information below. The application consists of several short answer questions and includes an essay. Once the completed application has been received, applicants may be invited to interview with the Honors Committee.

The Honors Committee will review all completed applications. A candidate's application is evaluated holistically (short answers, essay, and interview) and is not based on any single metric.


The application deadline to start Fall 2024 is December 1, 2023.

Procedure for Applying

We encourage you to review this sample paper to guide your writing.