Apply to the Honors College

Applications for admission to the Honors College will open around October 1, 2020.

The Honors College is mission driven. Throughout their time in the Honors College, students are evaluated based upon their development in the four honors mission pillars – resilience, ingenuity, stewardship, and equity. The definitions of these pillar areas used by the Honors College are listed below for your reference.

  • Resilience refers to the ability to persevere in the face of challenges and adversity.
  • Ingenuity refers to the capacity to think creatively to solve problems and generate new knowledge.
  • Stewardship refers to the act of managing and developing a resource for which one has responsibility, including one’s own talents and intelligence.
  • Equity refers to the practice of providing personalized resources and opportunities to every individual so that all may enjoy success.

How to apply the Honors College

The Honors College application form is accessed through the general University admissions portal. You must create an account and apply to the University prior to applying to the Honors College. Once you have applied for admission to the University, access the portal again and select “Application for Honors College Admissions” from the drop-down menu in order to apply to the Honors College.

In order to complete the Honors College application form, applicants must supply basic demographic and educational information as well as information on significant past activities. A 500-word essay is also required. In order to complete the essay, select the honors mission pillar that interests you most and/or responds best to your strengths and describe how membership in the Honors College will support your development in this area. The application for the honors living learning community is optional (see below).

Applicants should monitor the status of their recommendations by logging into the application portal. Additional copies of test scores and transcripts are not required by the Honors College.

Honors Residential Scholars Community

If you are interested in living in the Honors Residential Scholars Community (Honors LLC), you must complete the Honors LLC application at the same time that you apply to the Honors College. On the “Background Continued” page of the application, selecting “I am interested in living on campus in the Honors LLC” will prompt the Honors LLC application to appear. An additional 500-word essay related to a second honors mission pillar is required to complete the Honors LLC application. Please be advised that you will not be able to access the Honors LLC application after you submit your Honors College application.

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