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Students can apply to the Moody College Honors Program both as incoming freshmen, and while they are current students at the University of Texas at Austin.


Incoming Freshmen

Applications to the Moody College Honors Program are accepted through the UT Austin Freshman Honors Application, which is part of the regular freshman application process.

A high level of scholastic aptitude is beneficial, but far from the only trait that defines a Moody Honors student. We look for applicants who are capable of critical and independent thinking, with intellectual curiosity, creativity, and a variety of experiences and backgrounds. Freshmen applicants must select a major in Moody College as their first choice major in their admissions application.

University of Texas Admissions

Admissions Honors Application

Current UT Students

Current UT students may apply to join the Moody College Honors Program by completing our online application for admission.

In order to be considered students must:

  • Be a Moody College major in the fall following the application
  • Be in their 2nd or 3rd long semester at UT in the Spring semester during which they are applying
  • Be able to complete the Moody College Honors Program without delaying their graduation
  • Have a suggested GPA of 3.5 or higher

Preference may be given to students who have completed Moody coursework.

Application requirements:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Response to honors essay prompt
  • Resume

Due to the competitiveness and high volume of applications, meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission to the program.

Students who are accepted into the Honors Program and who complete the Moody College Scholarship Application will be given priority consideration for scholarships.


The application for Fall 2020 is now closed.

Decisions will be announced in mid-April.