Application Process


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 letter of interest 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 Honors.


  • Complete the Honors Program application.
  • Personal Statement: in two to three paragraphs, outline why do you want to join a community whose focus is on making interdisciplinary connections, championing academic excellence, and serving as future leaders in our communities across the region. 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


Online Application for Admission to the Honors Program:

  • Contact Residential Life, 1-888-350-4255, or the Honors Program Office, 218-755-3984, for more information.
  • Describe (2-3 paragraphs) why you believe you are a good fit for the Bemidji State University Honors Program. You may also submit your statement via email to: