Why Honors at UNT?

Thank you for your interest in the University of North Texas and the Honors College. Higher Education should be a transformative experience, and you should grow as a student and as a person while you are here. The purpose of an Honors education is to prepare you for graduate study, career building, and all the learning pursuits of a lifetime. It is about academic challenges and intellectual growth in a world of opportunity. Ideal candidates for the Honors College are students who love learning and see a world of accomplishment ahead of them as contributing members of society.

 

Membership in the Honors College has many benefits. Honors students at UNT may take advantage of any of these opportunities at no additional cost.

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  1. Specially designed classes to provide a challenging but supportive academic environment;
  2. Training in research methods and skills, and opportunities to present research at undergraduate conferences;
  3. Advising by the Honors academic counselor;
  4. Eligibility to live in Honors Hall, a new residence hall designated for students in the Honors College;
  5. Free tickets to cultural events, including concerts and plays;
  6. Lunches with professors and deans so students can get to know members of the academic community;
  7. Invitations to special Honors events such as the Welcome Back picnic, the Honors Convocation, and all Stress-Free Week events;
  8. Assistance in applying for major scholarships;
  9. Special library privileges; and
  10. Priority registration.

When you graduate, you will be honored at a special reception and receive the Honors College Medallion to keep and wear at commencement. Your UNT transcript will note your involvement in the Honors College and the level of distinction you received.

Honors College members are also eligible to apply for membership in the Honors Council (PDF - requires Adobe Acrobat), a student-run organization that represents the interests of students in the college. Honors Council officers serve for one year and are expected to attend all Honors Council meetings and participate in Honors activities, as available.