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Honors application packages are evaluated holistically. This means that we do not have minimum requirements. Instead, community members are selected based on the combination of all pieces of the application: GPA, percentage of high school class, testing scores, and so forth. Thus, the personal statement is a crucial component of your application because it shows us why you’d like to learn with us and what you believe you can contribute to Honors.

Steps to apply:

  • Complete the Honors Program application.
  • Personal Statement: in two to three paragraphs, outline why you want to join a community whose focus is on making interdisciplinary connections, championing academic excellence, and serving as future leaders in our communities. As you write, keep in mind our four program ideals: inquire, connect, transform, and share. What might you offer to this community and how do you believe the community might help you grow as a citizen-scholar.
  • You may copy and paste the statement into the online application or you may submit the statement via e-mail to