UNC Honors Program

Applying to the Honors Program

Honors Student

Applications may be downloaded in PDF format at http://www.unco.edu/hsl/honors/forms.html

Honors Interdisciplinary Program Application Requirements
Students are urged to apply to join the Honors Interdisciplinary Program as incoming freshmen, but they may apply as late as the first semester of their sophomore year. All applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from teachers along with a statement of intent.  

Entering Freshman must demonstrate academic interest and aptitude through their entire application, and no specific minimum standardized test scores nor minimum GPA will be required. Generally, students with successful application will either have attained a minimum 3.75 GPA in high school or have an ACT score at or above 27 in at least one of the ACT areas or equivalent SAT.

Students that do not meet these general guidelines but can demonstrate a strong desire to do honors-level interdisciplinary work will still be considered.  Prospective Honors students already enrolled at UNC or transferring from another college need a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Upper Division Honors Program Application Requirements
Students with an interest in pursuing an honors thesis, creative works or applied scholarly project are encouraged to apply for Upper Division Honors in the second semester of their Sophomore year, and must have completed at least 45 credit hours before submitting their application. 

Transfer students or current UNC students may apply as late as their senior year, but must have enough time to complete all of the requirements and must demonstrate that they already have a thesis/project advisor. 

All applicants must have a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative college GPA and must provide two letters of reference from faculty or others who can attest to their academic interest and ability.