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Admission Requirements

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 must typically have...

  • Maintained a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA
  • Earned a minimum USU index score of 126
  • Demonstrated in their honors application essays and extracurricular resumes the potential to be curious, engaged learners both in and outside their majors at USU
Outstanding first-year applicants are automatically considered for Undergraduate Research Fellowships ($1000/year).

Click here for the Incoming First-Year Student Application


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


Click here for the Current and Transfer Student Application