Apply to Honors

The University Honors Program values diversity and seeks students who bring a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and skills to our program.

Honors is looking for exceptional students who are...

  • CURIOUS and passionate about changing the world
  • CREATIVE and thoughtful in problem-solving
  • COURAGEOUS and resilient when challenged
  • CONNECTED and engaged with their communities 

Honors students bring various interests and talents to our community, but they all share a passion for taking learning beyond the classroom. While we do pay attention to grades (most students enter with a 3.5 GPA), our essay-based application gives all applicants the opportunity to show us more than grades: we are equally interested in what our students care about and how they will bring that passion into our community. 

Apply now – we dare you!

Incoming First-Year Students

Honors welcomes new student applications until our incoming class is full. Students who submitted applications by January 10 will receive priority application review. If space remains, the program may review a limited number of later applications. Qualified students who are not admitted to this year's incoming Honors cohort may be invited to re-apply to the University Honors Program after their first semester at USU.

First-year applicants may also apply for Undergraduate Research Fellowships ($1000/year).

Current USU and Transfer Students

Honors accepts and reviews applications from current USU and transfer students on a rolling basis. Students must have enough time remaining at USU to complete all Honors requirements (usually four semesters).

We recommend that all applicants also

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