How To Apply

If you are an incoming freshman recipient of the UNT Meritorious Scholarship for National Merit Finalists, Terry Foundation Scholarship or a President’s Level or Dean’s Level UNT Excellence Scholarship, you do not need to complete an application—you are automatically admitted into the Honors College.  If you receive one of these scholarships please email and attach a copy of your award letter, making sure your name is visible.  Please make sure you include your 8 digit UNT student ID number.
Students that are not automatically admitted to the Honors College may apply to join the Honors College after being admitted to UNT. Once you have been assigned a UNT Student ID number and a UNT email, use the link below to complete your application. The first question on the application asks that you indicate whether you are an incoming freshman, a continuing student, or a transfer student. 

  • Incoming freshmen are often referred to as first time in college students.  If you graduate High School in Spring of 2021, and are not currently enrolled in classes at UNT or another institution, please select the Freshman designation.
  • If you are currently enrolled in UNT classes, choose the Continuing Student designation. 
  • If you have completed one or more semesters of classes from another college or university please select the Transfer Student designation. 

Incorrect responses to this question may delay the processing of your application. If you have any questions about how to complete the application, contact 

Before beginning the application, assemble all required components. All applications require a personal statement and a resume. These files should be saved as Word or PDF documents.

Your personal statement should respond to one of the prompts below (personal statement should be double spaced and between 250-750 words).

  1. The UNT Honors College attracts students with a wide range of interests and goals. How do you envision Honors College membership furthering your academic, personal, or professional goals? 
  2. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? 
  3. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share your story.

Your resume should summarize your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and work history. 

Incoming freshman will also be asked to provide their high school GPA, class rank (if available), and ACT/SAT scores (optional). 

If you wish to explain anything in your application, you may submit an addendum. An addendum is appropriate if you think the admissions committee is likely to have questions about your application. For example, if you do not believe your standardized test scores and high school grades accurately reflect your ability to succeed in the Honors College, you may use an addendum to tell us why and to share what you believe indicates your potential. Addenda should be saved as Word or PDF files and uploaded with your other application materials. 

The Honors College is only open to undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelors Degree.