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Entering Freshmen: Apply for the Fall Semester 2023


In order to join FRI in the fall of your freshman year, you must have been accepted to the College of Natural Sciences a freshman. 

**If you are a transfer student or advanced student, you should Apply for Spring or Apply for Summer

As a college we are committed to making UT Austin a welcoming and inclusive place for all students. We have many different Cornerstones Communities and work to match every incoming student with a small academic learning community of peers with similar academic interests. 

All incoming students will be informed of their Cornerstones placement on April 21st!


Partner Programs

The following partner programs grant students who are admitted to the partner program automatic acceptance into FRI:



If you have questions about the application process, please e-mail friadmissions@utexas.eduPlease include your EID. 


FRI Application Timeline