A high school student interested in becoming a Junior Scholar must have
a composite SAT score of 1,030 or better, or a minimum ACT composite of
22. Students who are not TASP exempt, must provide TASP (Texas Academic
Skills Program) results or take Quick TASP, which is available at the
UTEP Testing Center, Education Building, Suite 210. TASP results are
used for placement and are required before a student can register for
classes. If a student plans to enroll in a math class, they need to
take Accuplacer for math placement. The test schedule is available at
the Testing Center: (915) 747-5009 or on their website at academics.utep.edu/testing
Students in grades 8-12 are eligible to apply and should obtain an application form from the Honors House, and return it to:
The University of Texas at El Paso
UTEP Junior Scholars Program
El Paso, Texas 79968-0607
Scholars must also submit a official high school transcript and have
their ACT or SAT scores sent directly to UTEP from the Educational
Testing Service (ETS). Copies of SAT/ACT scores will not be accepted.
Before a student can be admitted, ALL application materials are due at
the Honors House no later than two weeks prior to the first day of
classes each semester.
Students who are accepted to participate in the Junior Scholars Program
should visit the Honors House with one or both of their parents or a
guardian. A representative of the Junior Scholars Program will explain
how the program functions and assist help them make choices about
courses, scheduling and other details.
Junior Scholars receive a
UTEP ID which entitles them to use all UTEP facilities open to regular
students: library, most special events, drama and film series, swimming
pool, tennis courts, etc.
Our 24-hour telephone number is: (915) 747-5858