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Applying to the University Honors Program:  Incoming freshman students are admitted to the University Honors Program on a competitive basis. In addition to the ApplyTexas or Coalition for Access & Affordability application for university admission, incoming freshmen must submit a supplemental application and sign a Housing contract with Residence Life by the deadline for their application year.

Freshmen admitted to the University Honors Program are required to live in the Honors Housing Community and participate in the Honors First Year Experience course (UGST 181). To remain in the program, all students (freshman and continuing students) must make progress toward the Honors Fellows Distinction and meet minimum co-curricular participation requirements.

University Honors Program Freshman Application (applications for Fall 2018 will open 8/1/17 and close 12/15/17). Review of applications begins after the deadline. All initial notifications will be sent by March 31, 2018.


Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, the Texas A&M University Honors Program extends its deadline for incoming freshmen applications for Fall 2018 to 11:59 pm Tuesday January 16, 2018.

Continuing students may apply each spring for entry in the fall prior to completing 60 credit hours at Texas A&M. This application requires students to have a 3.5 cumulative TAMU GPR and have developed a plan for completing distinction requirements. Continuing Student applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with an Honors Advisor to help develop this plan prior to application.

University Honors Program Continuing Student Application (applications for Fall 2018 will open 12/1/17 and close 2/1/18)

Applications are evaluated on the basis of the student’s record of academic achievement and demonstrated potential for creativity, intellectual ability, imagination, curiosity, willingness to try new things and self-awareness.  Once admitted to the Honors Fellows curriculum, students are designated as “Honors Students” and may then access specific privileges and resources, including additional advising, priority registration, contracting non-honors courses for Honors credit, Honors Independent Study, and enrolling in graduate-level courses for undergraduate Honors credit.  Honors Students also receive priority for the Honors Housing Community and advising for competitive national fellowships.


To apply to college or departmental Honors programs, please visit http://honorsprograms.tamu.edu.