Honors College

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The Honors College is open to all majors and is made up of committed students who want to make the most out of their college experience.

The Honors College adds more value to your degree by providing unique opportunities to meet students outside of your major and gain a variety of experiences that will help you reach your personal and professional goals.

Honors students boldly chart their own path through a combination of coursework and out of classroom learning that engage them in service, internships, research, study abroad, and more, to help facilitate their success as future leaders. Honors College classes are smaller and intellectually engaging, but they aren’t necessarily harder. The Honors Experience is hands-on, project-based, and requires students to think deeply about how their experiences in and outside of the classroom support their future endeavors.

First-year students live on campus with other honors students in a supportive, close-knit community designed to help them succeed. We not only focus on academic belonging but also social belonging.

As a student in the Honors College, you’ll have access to the following:

  • Primarily experienced-based curriculum that is highly customizable to fit each student’s goals
  • Help designing a college experience plan that is based on your career interests
  • Access to awards totaling more than $400,000 in scholarships each year
  • Unique benefits like priority registration, eligibility to honors scholarships, financial assistance for research and more

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Future Roadrunners are automatically considered for admission into the Honors College at the time of their admission to UTSA. If you aren’t invited into the Honors College at that time, don’t worry! You will have the opportunity to be considered again during your Roadrunner journey. Learn more about the Honors College admissions process for new, transfer and continuing students.

UTSA Honors College also houses two scholarship programs for eligible high achieving students. Please note to apply to these programs, students must apply to UTSA and submit all required admission documents; as well as the separate Top Scholar or Terry Scholars program application by December 1.

UTSA Top Scholar Program

The UTSA Top Scholar program is a premier scholar program, well-known and highly regarded across the state for developing award-winning, academically talented and exceptional servant leaders. We search the state for exceptional students and provide experiences that empower and fuel their passions in a supportive community. Applicants who have the best chance of being invited to an on-campus interview will be first-time college freshmen who are Texas residents, score 1440+ SAT or 32+ ACT, rank in the top 5% of their graduating high school class, and have a record community volunteerism and leadership activities in school. Benefits of this program include:

  • Four-year scholarship that includes funding for tuition, fees, and room and board
  • Support for a funded global experience
  • Priority registration, one-on-one advising, smaller classes
  • Live in Honors housing
  • Access to numerous internship and research opportunities
  • Exclusive interaction with university and community leaders

For more information visit topscholar.utsa.edu

UTSA Top Scholar Program

The UTSA Top Scholar program is a premier scholar program, well-known and highly regarded across the state for developing award-winning, academically talented and exceptional servant leaders. We search the state for exceptional students and provide experiences that empower and fuel their passions in a supportive community. Applicants must be a Texas resident (U.S. citizen or permanent resident), be in the top 25% of a Texas high school, and demonstrate financial need. Benefits of this program include:

  • First-time freshmen receive up to $75,000 over four- years (amount varies based on financial need)
  • Additional funding (up to $5,000) to support a study abroad experience (based on GPA)
  • Live in Honors housing
  • A community that participates in regular service projects

For more information visit terryscholars.utsa.edu


How to Apply

  1. Apply to UTSA and submit all required admission documents by December 1.
  2. Complete the scholar application by December 1:
  3. Terry Scholars applicants must also submit a FAFSA to UTSA by December 1. The UTSA federal school code is 010115