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Ace the Application Process

We’re here to help you through applying to the Canfield Business Honors Program, as we have with countless students and parents through the years.

Application Requirements

To apply to the Canfield Business Honors Program, you must:

  1. Complete the steps listed in order to apply to the McCombs School of Business.
  2. After you start your ApplyTexas or Common application (having listed "Unspecified Business" as your first choice major), you will be able to select that you are interested in honors and answer the honors essay prompt(s).
  3. Answer the "Canfield Business Honors Program" essay prompt: Canfield Business Honors is more than a major and program at the University. It is a community. During the last four years of high school, what community have you had the most impact in and how did you achieve that impact? Limit 250 words.
  4. Once your application is complete, you will have access to your MyStatus page after ~24 hours. Use this page to upload your expanded resume (Resume Tips for Canfield Business Honors). You may also use the Common Application document upload for your expanded resume submission. 
  5. Submit a letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher, professor, etc.). Please note that you must use the Document Upload System in MyStatus, which will email your recommender a request to submit their recommendation to us directly or the Common Application letter of recommendation upload system. 

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About Phone Interviews

Canfield BHP will offer a select number of phone interviews with a Canfield BHP alumnus. Phone interviews are by invitation only. These interviews allow the admissions committee to collect additional information about the applicant that can't be obtained through the application. If selected for a phone interview, you will be contacted by a Canfield BHP alumnus via email.

 

Consider the Texas CSB program

Texas Honors Computer Science and Business is an integrated honors degree program between the Canfield Business Honors Program and the Department of Computer Science. Texas CSB provides a rigorous four-year undergraduate curriculum aimed at preparing students for top technology careers.

 

To apply to Texas CSB, you must:  

  • Apply to UT Austin using either the ApplyTexas or Common applications. Select Unspecified Business and Computer Science Entry Level as your first and second choice majors. Your first choice major should be the one you are most interested in.
  • Indicate your interest in an honors program towards the end of the application. By selecting the Unspecified Business and Computer Science Entry Level major combination, you will be able to complete the honors prompt for Texas CSB. Depending upon your first choice major, you will also be able to apply to either the Canfield Business Honors Program or Turing Scholars.
  • Complete all other requirements to apply to UT Austin.
  • Submit a detailed, expanded resume through MyStatus or the CommonApp documents section. The Activities section of CommonApp does not meet the resume requirement, a separate document must be provided
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher, professor, etc.). Please note that you must use the Document Upload System in MyStatus, which will email your recommender a request to submit their recommendation to us directly.

Additional Texas CSB Admissions Information

Consider the Texas ECB program

Texas Honors Electrical and Computer Engineering and Business (Texas ECB) is a new integrated honors degree program between the Canfield Business Honors Program (Canfield BHP) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Texas ECB provides a rigorous four-year undergraduate engineering and business curriculum complete with a senior capstone project.

To apply to Texas ECB, you must:

  1. Complete the requirements to apply for admission to UT Austin. Select Unspecified Business and ECE as your first and second choice majors (first choice major should be the one you are most interested in). Students must select a combination of Unspecified Business (McCombs School of Business) and ECE (Cockrell School of Engineering) for their major choices to be considered for Texas ECB.
  2. After you select in your application Unspecified Business and ECE for you majors to UT Austin, you will be able to access the honors essay prompts later in the application.
  3. Designate Texas ECB as one of your honors choices by replying to the provided prompt. Students may also apply to either Canfield Business Honors or ECE Honors, depending on which major is their first choice. Students must select Unspecified Business as their first choice major to be reviewed for Canfield BHP in addition to Texas ECB. Students must select ECE as their first choice major to be reviewed for ECE Honors in addition to Texas ECB. All students admitted to Texas ECB are members of both Canfield Business Honors and ECE Honors. 
  4. Once your application is complete, you will have access to your MyStatus page after ~24-48 hours. Use this page to upload your expanded resume, required for Texas ECB consideration. Students may also upload their documents via the CommonApp. 
  5. Submit a letter of recommendation from an academic source (teacher, professor, etc.), required for Texas ECB consideration. Please note that you must use the Document Upload System in MyStatus, which will email your recommender to submit their recommendation to us directly or provide a letter via the CommonApp recommender portal. 
  6. Students entering Texas ECB MUST be ready for M 408D and have M 408C credit. This link can provide test information for M 408C credit or credit for M 408K + M 408L (Calc I and II) at a community college/university. Proof of M 408C completion can be provided in the UT Austin application or honors materials. 

Any questions about applying? Ask us, and we’re happy to answer!