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UT Tyler Honors Program

Applying as a Transfer Student

Students transferring to UT Tyler have the opportunity to enter the Honors Program through a two-year commitment that focuses on expanding major-specific course work and offers the opportunity to pursue individual research.

In the first year, the students will contract with faculty members in upper-division courses within their major to complete additional work. Contracts may include an additional project, additional readings, additional meetings with a faculty member, additional research time in the faculty member's lab, etc.

In the second year, the students will investigate a research question in the fall and spring semesters, and compose either a paper for submission to an undergraduate research journal or a poster for presentation at an undergraduate research conference. Please refer to the Contract Course and Senior Research Project pages for more information.

In order to apply to the Honors Program transfer students must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from their previous institution.
  • Have been a member of the Honors Program or taken Honors classes at their previous institution*.
  • Submit a completed application form.
  • Submit a statement of academic and career goals.
  • Provide at least two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a faculty member at the student's previous institution.

Details regarding the statement of academic and career goals and the letters of recommendation can be found on the application form.

The review of applications will begin on May 1st, 2014.

Download an application and apply today!

*If a student's previous institution did not offer honors classes or have an honors program, please contact us at