For Prospective Students

Admission to the Honors College

New students coming directly from high school may be admitted to the Honors College if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher, or equivalent SAT

Students with 12 or more credits from UTRGV, or from another college or university (not dual enrollment or concurrent enrollment) may be admitted to the Honors College if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Students graduating from the UTRGV Math and Science Academy earn up to 9 credits of lower-division honors coursework as high school students.

Students transferring from South Texas College's honors program can have up to 9 credit hours of their STC honors coursework count towards UTRGV Honors College graduation requirements.

Apply for admission to the Honors College by clicking on one of the links to the left (under "Quick Links"). There is no deadline for application to the UTRGV Honors College; completed applications are reviewed periodically.