There are two gateways to Polymathic Scholars:

  • Through the Honors application process when applying to the University of Texas at Austin. All incoming, non-transfer students must apply at the Honors Programs page at UT-Austin’s Admissions site. This application is restricted to incoming students applying to the College of Natural Sciences. View a Sample Polymathic Scholars Honors Program Incoming Freshmen Application

  • By direct application at the Polymathic website. Direct application is restricted to those who have completed at least one semester at UT-Austin or another four-year institution and are enrolled or applying to the College of Natural Sciences (CNS). Students must apply no later than December 15 of their second year. Applications for the fall semester are due August 2; for spring, December 15. Upon completion, students receive credit for the Evidence and Inquiry certificate. Admission is limited and competitive. Click here to apply. When prompted, select "guest account."

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

CNS Honors Center / Polymathic Scholars
T.S. Painter Hall, room 5.37
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin TX 78712-2550
(512) 232-1048