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How to Apply*

1. Apply for Admission to The University of Texas at Austin. Once admitted, confirm your acceptance by paying the enrollment deposit. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1, 2022. (Students are able to apply and be accepted to WINS before confirming their attendance at UT.)


2. Obtain a Housing Contract. You can apply for on-campus housing through the Division of Housing and Food Services before you are even accepted to the university. Apply early! Once you have been offered a housing contract, immediately sign and return it to Housing along with the required housing deposit. Contracts usually expire ten days after you receive them, so be sure to return them promptly.



3. Complete the online FRI/WINS Application. All eligible majors will be able to apply for WINS through the FRI application. Be sure to first read the WINS FAQ to determine if you will be eligible to apply and if WINS is the right fit for you. WINS Applications are due March 25, before the FRI deadline. 

Any WINS applications received after the March 25th deadline will be marked for our program waitlist. 
Final deadline: April 4

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4. Acceptance into your Cornerstone Community. WINS is just one of the many program opportunties for entering first-year students in the College of Natural Sciences. As a college, we are committed to making UT Austin a welcoming and inclusive place for all students. We have many different Cornerstones Communities and work to match every incoming student with a small academic learning community of peers with similar academic interests. All incoming students will be informed of their Cornerstones placement in late April 2022.

WINS applications will be reviewed by our admissions panel and acceptances will be announced on CNS Cornerstone Day in April 2022. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon a completed and returned UT Housing Contract.

*Subject to change - please check back for updated information before applying.