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Polymathic Scholars
CNS Honors Center
Painter Hall (PAI) 5.37

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station G2500
Austin, TX 78712-0806

Mollie Marchione, Coordinator
T: 512-232-1048


There are two gateways to Polymathic Scholars: one for high school seniors applying to UT-Austin, the other for college transfer students.

high school seniors

All incoming, non-transfer students may apply via either the ApplyTexas or Coalition common application, or the separate Honors application at UT-Austin’s Admissions site by December 1. Students who have submitted their application to UT-Austin but did not apply to Polymathic Scholars must use the separate Honors application to apply. Application to Polymathic Scholars is restricted to students applying to the College of Natural Sciences.


Transfer applications are onlineSelect "sign in as guest." Deadline for the spring semester is December 15; for the fall, July 31. Students who have completed more than three semesters of college coursework are not eligible for transfer admission to Polymathic Scholars. Applications require a short essay, a résumé, and a letter of recommendation. Detailed instructions are on the application itself.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mollie Marchione at:

CNS Honors & Scholarships
T.S. Painter Hall, room 5.37 (mail code G2550)
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin TX 78712-2550
(512) 232-1048