College of Arts and Sciences
Honors

Application to the Program

  • Application to the program is by invitation only. Qualified students who have been admitted to Seattle University will receive a letter of invitation to apply for University Honors. 

    After you receive an invitation, click here to download a copy of the application form.

    Your completed application should be submitted to the Assistant to the Director of University Honors as an email attachment. An admissions committee of Honors Program professors will review all the applications received. Selection is based upon high grade point average in college preparatory courses, SAT and/or ACT scores, indication of program fit, the quality of the written responses in the application, and the letters of recommendations. 

    Submit your completed application to Thorne Clayton-Falls:

    claytont@seattleu.edu
    (206) 296-5305

    Letters of Recommendation 

    Letters of recommendations should be sent separately.  The letter writer should submit the letter as an email attachment to claytont@seattleu.edu or mail a hard copy to:

    Seattle University
    University Honors
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98122

    Students who are admitted to the program receive an Honors scholarship in addition to the financial aid awarded by the University. University Honors Program scholarships are awarded for four years, so that they follow the student after completing the program.

    Application Deadlines

    Students who apply to the program before the early application deadline of February 1 will be notified by March 1.

    Students who apply to the program before the early application deadline of March 1 will be notified by April 1

    Students who apply after March 1 will be notified prior to May 1

    For additional information or questions about the program, please contact the Director of the Program:

    Sean H. McDowell, Ph.D.
    mcdowell@seattleu.edu
    (206) 296-5306