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Admission Requirements

The Honors College seeks intellectually engaged, well-rounded students who want to make a difference in the world they live in.  Students who apply and are accepted into the Honors College are making a commitment to a liberal arts curriculum, the pursuit of an Honors Degree and participation in the Honors community of scholars. Each of our students brings a unique set of assets to the Honors community: a history of community engagement (including service, church, community groups, social justice, political activism), a particular intellectual passion, international experiences, varying multicultural perspectives, a commitment to artistic pursuit.

Admissions for Fall 2014 have closed. An updated essay prompt and directions will be available in August 2014.

Admissions Requirements

The Honors College admissions cycle begins in August. All incoming students may only enter during Fall semesters. Current students may enter in Fall or Spring.


Each Year the Honors College selects a new essay prompt. The essay prompt for entering Fall 2015 students will be available this August. Applicants should submit their Honors Essay via the University Application.

Applicants are encouraged to have a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school or transfer gpa.

DefermentThe Honors College honors University deferment. To defer acceptance to the University, please contact the Office of Admissions. Only approved deferment from the University will be accepted by the Honors College. The Honors College does not have a separate deferment policy.