Prospective Freshmen

We're looking for highly motivated students with strong math and science backgrounds.  Evidence of leadership as exhibited by significant extracurricular involvement is a plus.

Turing Scholars/BHP Partnership

The Turing Scholars Program is excited to announce a new partnership with the McCombs School of Business Honors Program the honors program for outstanding Business undergraduates at UT Austin. A very small group of elite students who are interested in dual honors majors of Computer Science and Business will be admitted under the joint BHP/Turing partnership. These students will be challenged through rigorous coursework in both areas of study. Students with incoming credit for calculus, economics, and other core curriculum coursework could feasibly complete both programs in four years. Students with fewer credits should expect to spend more than four years completing these two challenging degree plans, depending on whether they choose to undertake summer coursework.

To apply to both programs, select both a first and second choice major in Computer Science and Business on the ApplyTexas application (first choice major should be the one you are most interested in), and check both the Turing Scholars Program and BHP boxes on the UT Online Honors Application. If you are not admitted to either program, you will still be considered for general admission to UT Austin, with foremost consideration given to the major you identify as your first choice.


Apply online to both UT and the Turing Scholars Honors Program by following the directions on the UT admissions web page.  You will need do the following (before the December 1st deadline for Fall and October 1st for Spring):

  • Submit the UT common application
  • Fill out the Online Honors Application
  • Submit letters of recommendation from math, CS, and other science teachers

Honors Housing

Students in the Turing Scholars Honors Program are eligible to apply for the honors dorms that house students from UT's various honors programs.  Interested students should apply for on-campus housing by the priority deadline.  Each Spring, our department forwards to the Housing office a list of students who have been accepted to the Turing Scholars Honors Program.  Once Housing has received and processed the list, parents or students may contact that office to request a space in the Honors Dorm.  We typically have enough space to accommodate all Turing Scholars students who apply early for housing.

Students should apply for housing as early as possible, preferably when applying to UT.


Outstanding students who have weak or nonexistent high school CS backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the Turing Scholars Honors Program; if accepted, they will be expected to complete one CS class at UT or some other college before embarking on the programming portion of the Turing Scholars curriculum.