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The Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas

Applying to the Honors College at UT Dallas

Students interested in participating in the Honors College at UT Dallas should apply directly to one or more of the constituent programs.

Applying to Honors College Cohort Programs

The Collegium V Honors Program

The Collegium V Honors Program provides a four-year honors experience that encourages intellectually creative, inquisitive, and highly motivated students to extend their educational experience beyond the scope of the traditional undergraduate curriculum. Small classes, innovative instruction, world class faculty, bright and inquisitive colleagues, and an array of extracurricular events offer Collegium V members special opportunities for professional and personal growth at the university. For more information regarding program eligibility and application guidelines, please see the Collegium V Honors Program website.

The Terry Scholars Program

The Terry Scholars Program at UT Dallas provides ambitious student scholars the intellectual, social, cultural and financial support necessary for their preparation as the future leaders of Texas and our nation. It was established in 2006 when Houston-based Terry Foundation expanded its program to include UT Dallas. The Terry Foundation is one of the largest providers of private scholarships in the state of Texas having awarded scholarship funding to over 3,700 scholars state-wide since 1986. Their goal is to aid students who show promise of future leadership distinction and to provide ample funding to students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. Students interested in applying to the Terry Scholars Program must apply directly through the university. For more information, please visit the Terry Scholars Program website.

The National Merit Scholars Program

The National Merit Scholars Program at UT Dallas offers students a generous financial package and admission to the Collegium V Honors Program. In addition, the National Merit Scholars Program will host social, cultural and academic events to facilitate interaction between National Merit Scholars at UT Dallas. For more information regarding program eligibility and application guidelines, please see the National Merit Scholars Program website.

Applying to Honors College Advanced Programs

The Office of Distinguished Scholarships

The Office of Distinguished Scholarships supports students’ efforts to realize their highest professional and intellectual future aspirations through distinguished national scholarships. National public policy and generous philanthropic giving have provided myriad scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students. Generally, a distinguished national scholarship has a national or international applicant pool of students in the top fifth of their academic class and provides an award or recognition to less than a third of applicants. For more information regarding featured scholarship eligibility and deadlines, please see the website for the Office of Distinguished Scholarships at UT Dallas.

The Archer Program

The mission of the Archer Program is to educate the next generation of leaders from Texas for local, state, federal, and international service. Students in the program attend classes in Washington D.C. while pursuing a full-time internship. For more information regarding program eligibility and application guidelines, please see the Archer Center website.

Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. The UT Dallas chapter of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members each year. For more information about the local chapter of the honor society, please visit the UT Dallas Phi Kappa Phi website.