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Honors Program Application

For current UNC Students and Transfer Students

Application Deadlines

  • Priority deadline April 1 for Fall 2021
  • LAST CHANCE deadline August 1 for Fall 2021
  • December 1 for Spring 2022


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 one letter of reference from a faculty member or another who can attest to their academic interest and ability. 

For Current UNC students or Transfer students with more than 45 credit hours. Please complete the application below in the navy box. You may submit your application at any time.

For Current Honors Interdisciplinary Program Students

If you have completed at least one semester of the Honors Interdisciplinary Program and are looking to begin the Upper Honors Division Program (UHP), please complete the Honors "HIP to UHP Intent Form" below. While HIP students are automatically accepted into UHP assuming satisfactory academic progress has been made at UNC, HIP students must declare when they are ready to begin UHP by completing the intent form. This forms lets our office know that you wish to continue into UHP. Please only fill out this application if you are currently enrolled in HIP.

Honors HIP to UHP Intent Form - (Word Doc version)

Honors HIP to UHP Intent Form - (.pdf document)

Lower Division Honors Application

Looking for the Honors Interdisciplinary Program application? Learn more about the Lower Division Honors Program here!