Texas A&M offers Honors Programs at University, College, and Departmental levels. Students may participate in one or more programs that are applicable to their major(s).
Admission to some Honors Programs as an incoming Freshman requires a separate application
. Admission to other Honors Programs requires only an indication of interest and the proper qualifications. In either case or to confirm choices made through ApplyTexas please click on the "Apply to any Honors Program" link after August 1.
Students not enrolled in an Honors Program may still register for Honors courses 1) one week before the start of classes as an incoming freshman if they graduated in the top 10% of their high school class and have an SAT of at least 1360 (reading/writing + math, with minimums of 660 and 620, respectively) or a composite 28 on the ACT (minimum score of 27 each on verbal and math) OR 2) at their regularly scheduled registration time as a current student if they have earned a cumulative GPR of 3.5 or better. See Student Rule 16
Please note that TAMU has gone "test-optional" for Fall 2024 freshman applicants, and Student Rule 16 has been temporarily changed such that it does not depend on test score.
The pertinent section for incoming freshmen, 16.1.1, reads: Incoming freshmen who are not in an Honors program will be considered Honors-eligible if they graduated in the top 10% of their high school class or have been identified as National Merit Semifinalists, National Merit Scholars, or National Recognition Scholars. Students eligible under this part of the rule will have that eligibility marked after the last New Student Conference.
Apply to Any Honors Program