Entering Freshmen: Apply for the Fall Period

In order to join FRI in the fall of your freshman year, you must have been accepted to the College of Natural Sciences as a freshman.  If you are a transfer student or advanced student, you should Apply for Spring or Apply for Summer. Please be advised that acceptance to FRI is contingent upon a qualifying math score. Qualified students in the College of Natural Sciences have the highest priority in joining FRI.


Early Application

Students who plan to join UT-Austin for the 2017-18 academic year and are interested in the FRI Program may submit an online application to the FRI Early Application starting on February 1st.

Key Dates for Early Application


Late Application

Students who are admitted to the College of Natural Sciences for the 2017-18 academic year and miss the April 7th early application deadline can submit a Late FRI Application. Closing and acceptance dates for this deadline will be posted by April.


Waitlist Application

Students who miss the early and late FRI application cycles may submit a Waitlist Application. These applications will be considered on a rolling basis, as space becomes available.  If you recieve a placement, we will contact you during the summer.



If you have questions about the application process, please e-mail friadmissions@utexas.edu.