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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 in their first year may apply to join the Moody College Honors Program by completing our online application for admission. 10 students will be admitted each year.

In order to be considered students must

  • be currently enrolled at UT Austin
  • be a Moody College major as of Fall 2021
  • have at least three years of enrollment to complete at UT Austin
  • be able to complete the Moody College Honors Program without delaying their graduation

Application requirements:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Response to honors essay prompt

Students who are accepted into the Honors Program must register for COM 307H - Life of the Mind in Fall 2021; the course is set to be offered on Tuesdays and Thursday from 12:30-2:00.


Apply Now

The application for Fall 2021 is due at noon (central time) on March 11, 2021.

Decisions will be announced in mid-April.