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Apply to Honors

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

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students must typically have...

  • Maintained a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA
  • Earned minimum test scores of 27 (ACT) or 1280 (SAT)
  • Demonstrated in their honors application essays and extracurricular resumes the potential to be curious, engaged learners both in and outside their majors at USU

Incoming First-Year Student Application


Due to the volume of applications by the priority deadline, APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED for review until MARCH 1, when they will reopen, if space permits. Please contact honors@usu.edu with questions.

PRIORITY DEADLINE: January 10, 2019
Honors will notify priority applicants of admissions decisions in March.
TENTATIVE REOPENING: March 1, 2019

Outstanding first-year applicants are automatically considered for Undergraduate Research Fellowships ($1000/year). 


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Current USU and Transfer Students

Transfer and current USU students must typically have...

  • Maintained a minimum 3.5 cumulative college GPA
  • Earned at least a B+ in English 2010 or equivalent course, if previously taken
  • Time remaining to complete all honors requirements (usually 4 semesters)
  • Demonstrated in their honors application essays and extracurricular resumes the potential to be curious, engaged learners both in and outside their majors at USU

Current and Transfer Student Application


DEADLINES: October 15 (begin Spring term); March 15 (begin Summer/Fall term); June 15 (begin Fall term)