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Sophomore Applications

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Sophomore Applicants

The Canfield BHP Sophomore Transfer Application will open on April 1, 2021 and close on June 1, 2021.

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.

COVID-19 Pass/Fail Courses 2020-2021

Students by university policy can COVID-19 Pass/Fail up to three (3) courses during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Canfield BHP employs a holistic application review including rigor of courses. If you have COVID-19 Pass/Fail courses this academic year you are strongly encouraged to provide context in your application. Students may upload additional documents in the application system with a brief statement regarding how COVID-19 impacted their academics this past year.

Students may apply for COVID-19 Pass/Fail courses from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 until May 28, 2021. More information regarding COVID-19 Pass/Fail can be found here: onestop.utexas.edu/faq-covid19/

Non-COVID-19 Pass/Fail courses or "regular" pass/fail will not count towards required coursework for admission consideration.

Criteria

  • 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.

2020 Admissions Stats

  • Applications: 121
  • Admitted: 17
  • Average GPA: 3.98

2019 Admissions Stats

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

Information Sessions for Spring 2021 Coming Soon!

Application Requirements

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

  1. Complete and submit the sophomore application (application opens April 1 and closes June 1).
  2. Write a personal statement that explains your future goals and desire to join the Canfield BHP community.
  3. Submit a detailed expanded resume (only include what you have done during college).
  4. Submit a letter or recommendation from a professor or TA 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 and non-graduate student TAs will not be accepted.
  5. Agree on the application to have your record checked with UT Student Conduct and Academic Integrity 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 408Q, or M 408R

If you have an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from taking the courses listed above, please contact the Canfield BHP office at CanfieldBHP@mccombs.utexas.edu to discuss your situation.

Students are advised to enroll in classes such as Government, History, Calculus, and Economics at the University of Texas at Austin during their freshman year to show a challenging course load.

First Semester Canfield BHP Transfer Student Required Courses:

  • ​ACC 311H, STA 235H, BA 324H, MAN 327H, BA 151H, BA 101H*, and MAN 101H* = 12-14 hours
    • *Current McCombs students will take BA 101, STA 301, and MAN 101 in their first year, these classes will count towards Canfield BHP requirements.
  • Students who are admitted to McCombs and Canfield BHP (transferring from another UT college or to UT/McCombs externally) will work with their Canfield BHP advisor regarding STA 301 completion.
  • All incoming Canfield BHP students should prioritize Canfield BHP course registration in their first admitted semester.

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 CanfieldBHP@mccombs.utexas.edu.

  • 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, STA 235,  BA 324,  MAN 327,  MAN 336, OM 335, OM 235, FIN 357,  MKT 337,  LEB 323,  MAN 374, DS 235
  • 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 301 (non-honors) during their freshman year.
  • McCombs students will take BA 101 and MAN 101 in their freshman year.