UT offers its most academically accomplished and exceptionally talented students a nationally distinctive system of honors programs and opportunities. The programs provide a range of academic challenges, enhancements, and enrichment opportunities that facilitate the honors students’ quest to realize their full academic potential. UT honors students also enjoy substantial scholarship support through the guaranteed and competitive scholarship award process, as well as numerous additional academic privileges and benefits. Members of UT’s honors programs are among the university’s most intellectually curious and creative students, most active and high-profile student leaders, and most successful and admired alumni.
Chancellor’s Honors Program
The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) anchors UT’s system of honors programs and opportunities. The Chancellor’s Honors Program is UT’s largest university-wide honors program and is designed to serve honors students from new student orientation, when CHP students first receive priority in course registration, through commencement, when CHP students receive a Chancellor’s Honors Program-designated degree and Honors Key. While sizable, the CHP is also highly selective, serving 5 to 10% of undergraduate students.
The Haslam Scholars Program is UT’s premiere specialized honors program. Haslam Scholars enjoy unsurpassed benefits, including UT’s top competitive Chancellor-level scholarships and an intensive four-year curriculum. In addition to receiving a laptop computer and participating in specialized extracurricular, service learning, and summer enrichment experiences, Haslam Scholars also receive the equivalent of $4,000 in support of a joint study abroad experience and over $5,000 in support of individual thesis research.
Who Should Apply, and How?
Incoming first-year and sophomore transfer students should consult the Chancellor’s Honors website for admissions information. Returning students should consult college and department websites for pertinent honors admissions and retention procedures and policies. Those wanting to be Baker Scholars can apply to the program during their freshman year or later.
Still Have Questions?
All questions regarding admissions and university-wide policies are best directed to the Chancellor’s Honors Program, which is the hub at the center of UT’s expanding system of specialized honors opportunities.