Who should apply?

We're looking for highly motivated students with strong math and science backgrounds. A demonstrated interest in computer science through classes or personal projects is a plus, and evidence of leadership as exhibited by significant extracurricular involvement helps as well.

The program is open to the following groups of students

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Transfer students (after first semester in-residence at UT Austin)
  • Current UTCS students

How do I apply?

Most students enter the Turing Scholars Honors Program by applying as high school students in parallel with their application to UT Austin. However, we also welcome applications from current entry-level UT CS students and transfer students from other colleges (after first semester in-residence at UT Austin.)

Please visit Texas Admissions for information on applying to UT Austin and Honors Programs.

Honors Housing

Incoming Turing Scholars are eligible to apply for the Honors Housing, which house students from UT Austin's various honors programs. Interested students should apply to on-campus housing after they submit an admission's application. 

Current UT Austin Students

If you are interested in joining the Turing Scholars Honors Program and have excelled in your current CS and math courses at UT, please consider the following options:

Join the Turing Scholars program

Current CS majors may apply for admission to the Turing Scholars Honors Program by submitting this online application, and then emailing a resume to the address on the online application. Applications will be accepted beginning November 29 through December 13 for students wanting to begin the program in Spring 2022. Successful applicants will be placed in honors courses as appropriate for their background.

Enroll in individual honors courses

Our CS honors courses typically have a limited number of spaces available for non-Turing Scholars.  Any strong student is welcome to apply for enrollment.

You may fill out a request for each CS honors course that you wish to take.  Separate requests are needed because the forms are evaluated by the individual faculty members who teach the course. In some cases, faculty may ask you to also make an appointment for a brief interview.

If you are selected for enrollment in a CS honors course, the CS Advising Center will add you to the course and email you (you need not be present for the add).

Students interested in applying for the Turing Scholars Honors Program are particularly encouraged to apply for individual CS honors courses.  These courses not only allow you to explore the Turing Scholars program, but a strong performance in these classes greatly enhances your chances of being admitted to the Turing Scholars Program.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a look at some questions often asked by students interested in the program.