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Eligibility And Application

Who is Eligible?

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The Honors Program accepts incoming first-time freshmen as well as current UIW students and transfer students with less than 60 college credit hours. All admissions are based on a holistic review, accounting for academic preparation, extra-curricular activity, leadership, and other examples of scholarly and community achievement.

See below for eligibility requirements.

Incoming Freshmen

  • Minimum High School Cumulative GPA of 3.3+

Transfer Students

  • Cumulative College GPA of 3.3+
  • 60 completed credits or less

Current UIW Students

  • Cumulative Institutional GPA of 3.3+
  • Completion of one full semester at UIW (Fall or Spring)
  • 60 completed credits or less

Although interviews are not required of applicants, we strongly encourage prospective students to  visit campus, attend an Honors course, and meet with the Honors Leadership Team. You may contact the Honors Program at HonorsProgram@uiwtx.edu to set up your visit. Once you have been accepted to the program we will help you fulfill the requirements of the Honors Program.

How Do I Apply?

Freshman:

You are a freshman if you:

  • are a student without college credit or
  • earned college credit prior to high school graduation (dual credit/early college high school)

Incoming Freshman may apply to the UIW Honors Program by completing the Honors Program section on the University ApplyTexas, CommonApp, or GoUIW applications. 

Transfer: 

You are a   transfer  if you:

  • earned college credit after high school graduation (during fall/spring semester) and
  • do not have a bachelor’s degree and
  • do not qualify for readmission

Transfer students may apply to the UIW Honors Program by completing the Honors Program section on the University ApplyTexas, CommonApp, or GoUIW applications. 

Current Students:

You are a   current student  if you:

  • have completed one full semester at UIW and
  • do not have a bachelor’s degree

Current UIW students may apply to the UIW Honors Program by completing the Honors Application

Please review the eligibility requirements to be sure you meet the minimum GPA and test scores before completing an application.

Application Deadlines

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March 1 is the priority deadline for incoming freshmen who are interested in Honors Housing. Applications from incoming freshmen, transfer students and current UIW students are accepted through May 1. This ensures that we can accommodate students in our Honors classes and the New Honors Student Orientation (NHSO) in August. However, spots are competitive and we may fill the roster before these dates. Students will have until June 1 to confirm their attendance.

We advise submitting an application even if you are not sure of your college choice. Knowledge of your admission to the UIW Honors Program is one more piece of information that you have to make an informed college selection. We also encourage everyone serious about the university to visit campus, meet students and attend classes. We can make arrangements for you to attend an Honors class and visit with current students.