Honors Program Application

Honors Program Application

The Honors Program seeks academically qualified, motivated students to apply to the University Honors Program. Graduating high school students, continuing University of Nevada students, and transfer college students are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated based on GPA, test scores, academic achievement, rigorous coursework, extracurricular involvement, community engagement, and motivation and commitment to academic excellence.

The application to the Honors Program is separate from the application for admission to the University, and the Honors Program applicant must apply to the University of Nevada, Reno in order to be accepted in the Honors Program. Reviews of applications begin on February 1 each year. 

Honors Program Qualifications
Qualifications for the first-year student applicant to the Honors Program include a 3.65 high school grade point average (unweighted), a score of 28 or higher on the ACT or combined SAT score of 1320 (math/verbal) or higher, top ten percent of high school graduation class, two letters of recommendation from high school teachers or counselors, and a written personal essay.

Qualifications for continuing and transfer students include a 3.65 college grade point average, two letters of recommendation from college professors, and a written personal essay. Review of applications begin on February 1 and November 1 each year. Before beginning the application process, note the application instructions.

Pay particular attention to the fact that there are various required sections depending on whether you are the following: 

  • A current high school student applying to the Honors Program
  • A current, full-time student at the University of Nevada applying to the Honors Program
  • A current student at another college transferring to the University of Nevada, and applying to the Honors Program OR
  • A current high school student who has been designated a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist, or National Merit Semifinalist

Honors Program Application