Application Process


If you meet any of these requirements, you may apply to join the Bemidji State University Honors Program.

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5+ or a transfer GPA of 3.25
  • Be in the top 10 percent of the high school class
  • Have an ACT score of 26+
  • Interest in pursuing the Honors Program learning goals
  • International students, please contact the Honors Program Office directly to establish eligibility.

The process for application includes the following steps:

  • Completion of the Honors Program application, submitted online or via paper form to:     Season Ellison, Honors Program Director,
    1500 Birchmont Drive NE #23, Bemidji, MN  56601-2699
  • Register for the offered Honors Class (varies depending on semester of admission).



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: