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UT Tyler Honors Program

Applying as an Incoming Freshman

The application period for the 2016-17 academic year is now open.

The University of Texas at Tyler Honors Program seeks highly motivated and academically talented high school seniors to apply to the program.

Candidates who wish to apply to the Honors Program for the fall of 2015 will need to complete an application. The application consists of biographical and academic information and includes an essay. Applicants may be invited to interview with the Honors Committee. Interviews are conduct via a remote medium: Skype, FaceTime, or phone. Please note that you will only be able to sign up for an interview after your completed application has been received. 

The Honors Committee will review all completed applications. A candidate's application is evaluated holistically and is not based on any single metric.

For candidates interested in applying early, we offer an early admission option. In order to have their application considered for early admission, a candidate's application must be received by no later than October 2nd, 2015. Candidates who apply early will receive an expedited evaluation of their application. Candidates who apply early will receive a decision by no later than October 9th. 

The priority deadline for all applications to be submitted is March 18th, 2016. For applicants that apply by the priority deadline, all interviews must be completed by March 25th, 2016. 

Procedure for Applying

1. Download an application.

2. Upload the completed application to the website using this link or the one found in the application.

3. An Honors Program staff member will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm your application submission and set up an interview.

4. Following the interview, an application be notified by the decision dates listed below. 


Application Timeline

August 1st, 2015: The application for the 2016-17 class is posted

October 2nd, 2015: Application deadline for early admission applications

October 9th, 2015: Early admission applicants are notified of their decision

March 18th, 2016: Priority deadline for all applications

March 25th, 2016: All applicant interviews must be completed

March 28th, 2016: All applicants will be notified of their decision

*Students can apply after the March 18th deadline. However, applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and space in the program is limited.