Current UofU Students
The Honors College seeks intellectually curious students who are concerned with the world around them. The Honors Curriculum and Community is designed to engage students in a breadth and depth of study culminating in a thesis in the student’s major.
How to apply?
Current UofU students may apply by uploading a response to the essay prompts in our application. Please include your university ID number (uNID), full name, and expected graduation date. *Current students will receive notification of admission status before classes begin for the following semester (Fall applicants notified before Spring, Spring applicants notified before Fall).
*Note: if you are an incoming student who did not apply to the Honors College via your transfer or Common App application, you may utilize this form to apply for your entering semester.
The Honors College at the University of Utah offers the nation's only Praxis Labs. Honors College Praxis Labs gather students from different majors to collaborate on innovative project-based solutions to big societal challenges. Students in these classes analyze a topic through in-depth classroom and field research such as lectures, panels, one-on-one interviews, readings and off-campus trips. After problems have been identified, students work together to put their solutions and ideas into action in the community.
(In 500 words) Please describe your idea for a Praxis Lab. You can visit our Praxis Lab webpage to take a look at previous ideas. Tell us what community or social problem you would focus on, why this problem is critical to address, and what role collaboration must play in development of a concrete solution.
(In 50 words) What is it that interests you about the Liberal Arts and Sciences education (hint: look this term up) offered by the Honors College?
**Please submit both of your responses in one single document. Uploads must be pdf or doc. files only.
Freshman, Sophomores, and previous transfer students are welcome to apply. Applicants are encouraged to have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at time of application. Current students may apply at any time. Notifications are sent once grades post for the semester in which the applicant applies (e.g. a UofU sophomore student applies November 2020, they will be notified near the end of December 2020 of their decision).