Eligibility and Membership Requirements

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.

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

Freshman Applicants will submit (1) a written component, 2) a resume, and 3) an optional addendum. We will take into consideration the student’s high school academic record that the university has on file. Detailed instructions for the application can be found on our Apply Now page.

Transfer Students and Currently Enrolled UNT Students will submit (1) a written component, 2) a resume, and 3) an optional addendum. We will take into consideration the student’s collegiate academic record on file with the university. Students with more than three long semesters (fall/spring semesters) remaining in their coursework are welcome to apply to the Honors College. Detailed instructions for the application can be found on our Apply Now page. 

Honors College members pay a $25 program fee each semester. This fee provides students with Honors College benefits of priority registration, advising, access to Honors College courses, and extensive co-curricular programming. If a student admitted to the Honors College does not activate their membership by enrolling in an Honors College course, the fee is fully refunded and will not be charged in subsequent semesters (specific requirements can be found under "Membership in the Honors College" in the Honors College Handbook).

 

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The application for Spring 2023 will open October 1, 2022 and close on Jan 1, 2023.  The application for Fall 2023 will open on February 1, 2023 and close on June 1, 2023.

On campus walk-in appointments with the recruiter are hosted in Sage Hall 320 every 2nd Saturday of the month from 12 pm - 4 pm.  For additional questions about joining the Honors College or to make an appointment, please contact HonorsCollege@unt.edu.