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sophomore applicants

Sophomore Applications

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Sophomore Applicants

The sophomore transfer application is now closed. The fall 2020 application will open on March 15, 2020.

All students interested in applying as a sophomore transfer need to complete a Canfield BHP Sophomore Application. External transfer applicants must also apply to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin. Internal transfer students must also apply for acceptance to the McCombs School of Business.  


  • Number and academic challenge of courses taken (min. 24 hours).
  • Earned (non-placement) GPA for the first year courses. *Due to the competitiveness of the application process, a student with a grade point average of less than 3.60 in at least 12 hours their first semester is unlikely to be admitted to Canfield BHP.
  • Evidence of college-level extracurricular activities and leadership.

2019 Admissions Stats

  • Applications: 135
  • Admitted: 11
  • Average GPA: 3.97

Application Requirements

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

  1. Complete and submit the sophomore application (application opens March 15 and closes May 15).
  2. Write a personal statement.
  3. Submit a detailed expanded resume (only include what you have done during college).
  4. Submit a letter or recommendation from a professor you had freshman year. Please note that you must use the system, which will email your recommender a request to submit their recommendation to us directly. *Letters from BA101 professors will not be accepted.
  5. Agree on the application to have your record checked with UT Student Judicial Services for any prior academic violations. Any violations will be taken into consideration by the admissions committee. 
  6. Complete a phone interview with a Canfield BHP alumnus (by invitation only throughout June).


Required Completed Coursework

Canfield BHP Sophomore applications require the following completed coursework:
  • Students must have completed at least 24 semester hours of college level coursework in the fall and spring semesters of their freshman year.
  • Coursework must include:
    • Economics 304K and 304L
    • Complete Calculus sequence: M 408K/L, M 408C/D, M 408N/S, or M 408R

If you have an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from taking the course sequences listed above, please make an appointment with the Canfield BHP admissions director to discuss your situation.

Students are advised to enroll in GOV, HIS, and ECO classes at the University of Texas at Austin during their freshman year to show a challenging course load.

Course Transfer Restrictions

Please note the following restrictions for Canfield BHP sophomore admissions. If you have questions about these, please contact the Canfield BHP office at

512-475-6325 or
  • Applicants who complete any other course from the honors core (listed below) will not be eligible for sophomore admissions.
    ACC 311, ACC 312, STA 371,
    BA 324, MAN 336, O M 335, FIN 357,
    MKT 337, LEB 323, MAN 374
  • No student admitted to Canfield BHP will be permitted to receive credit for any of these courses if they are taken during a summer session after the freshman year.
  • Students are encouraged (but not required) to complete MIS 301 (non-honors) and STA 309 (non-honors) during their freshman year.
  • McCombs students will take BA 101 in the spring semester of their freshman year.