UNC Honors Program
Program Admission Requirements
Students are urged to join the Honors Program as freshmen, but they may typically enter up to the second semester of their junior year. All applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation and a written statement of intent.
Typically entering freshmen will have either a minimum 3.5 GPA from High School or have scored a minimum ACT of 27 (composite) or SAT of 1170 (critical reading and math). However, students may apply to the Program without these minimum scores, since the most important element of Honors admissions is a desire to go above and beyond the normal classroom work, tackling projects outside of class and diving deep in a "problem-solving" context. Students should apply for the program if they believe they have the passion to go beyond the walls of the classroom and want to achieve academic success while in college.
Prospective students already enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado or those transferring from another college or university need a minimum GPA of 3.25 to be considered for the Honors Program.
Once accepted to Honors, students are expected to register for full-time studies and to maintain at least a 3.25 GPA.
Graduating Honors students are recognized during commencement ceremonies, on their diplomas, and on their transcripts as having graduated with Honors Program Distinction.