Texas Interdisciplinary Plan (TIP) Scholars is a small academic community for first-year students admitted to the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. The overall objective is to provide a supportive but challenging environment where successful high school students can continue their excellence as successful college students.
The mission of TIP Scholars program is to transform the learning experience for UT students by creating a small academic community that promotes academic excellence and intellectual investment. TIP Scholars are challenged to make the most of what a premier, large research university has to offer while also being a member of a close network of peers, staff, and faculty. The program creates this academic community by providing first-year students with peer mentors highly trained in the first-year experience, a common academic experience with linked courses, and in-house, first-year advising in a dedicated student space centrally located on campus filled with accessible staff.