Eligibility and Membership Requirements

First-semester students admitted for Fall 2020 receiving the following UNT Scholarships are offered automatic admission to the Honors College and do not need to submit an application.

  • UNT Meritorious Scholarship for National Merit Finalists
  • UNT Excellence Scholarship—President’s Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship Award Levels

Other interested students should complete the online application.

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

Freshman Applicants are required to submit (1) SAT or ACT scores, (2) a high school transcript that includes GPA and class rank, and (3) a short essay. We consider the student’s academic record in light of the types of courses taken and the nature of their high school curriculum.

Transfer Students and Currently Enrolled UNT Students submit transcripts for completed college work. In general, students with more than 72 hours completed and in-progress are not considered for admission to the Honors College. 

Profile of Admitted Students, Fall 2019

Incoming First-Year Applicants

Average High School GPA: 3.8

Average ACT: 28

Average SAT: 1310

Average Class Rank: Top 11%

Transfer Applicants 

Average GPA for College Work: 3.74

Continuing UNT Student Applicants

Average UNT GPA: 3.77



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Applications for Spring 2020 are due by January 1, 2020.
Applications for Fall 2020 are due by June 15, 2020.

For additional questions about joining the Honors College or to make an appointment, please contact Kelli.Butler@unt.edu.