How to Apply

There are four “portals of entry” into our honors programs:

Honors Scholar Program

  1. First time in college (Honors Scholar Program)
  2. Transfer from another honors program/college (Honors Scholar Program)

Touchstone Honors Program

  1. Transfer from another institution with no honors experience (Touchstone Honors Program)
  2. Current TWU student with no more than 60 hours earned (Touchstone Honors Program)

Apply to the Honors Scholar Program

In order to apply candidates must:

  • have been admitted to or have applied for admission to TWU
  • have copies of transcripts on file with TWU
  • have copies of SAT or ACT scores on file with TWU
  • complete the Application
  • meet eligibility requirements as outlined below

Candidates should generally be able to satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • a composite score of 28 or higher on the ACT or 1300 on the SAT (M+V)
  • graduation in the top 5% of high school class,
  • a minimum grade point average of 3.5 after 15 hours of college credit at TWU, or
  • completion of an honors program at a two-year college

Application Deadline: We are currently accepting applications. The priority application deadline is April 1st, however, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all available spots in the Honors Scholar Program are filled.

All incoming applicants admitted to the Honors Scholar Program will receive a $6000 annual scholarship or higher.

Apply to the Touchstone Honors Program

In order to apply candidates must:

  • have been admitted to or have applied for admission to TWU,
  • have copies of transcripts on file with TWU
  • attend TWU at the Denton campus
  • complete the Touchstone Program Application
  • meet eligibility requirements as outlined below

Candidates for The Touchstone Program should generally have earned:

  • a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.50
  • have at least four full-time semesters remaining at TWU, or
  • have completed 15-60 hours of college credits, excluding AP or other credit by examination

Application Deadline: We are currently accepting applications. The priority application deadline is April 1st, however, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all available spots in the Touchstone Program are filled.

Applications from nursing majors are not being accepted at this time.

Page last updated 12:09 PM, August 22, 2018