Application to the Program

Applications for academic year 2020 - 2021 are currently closed. Congratulations to the incoming Honors Cohorts!


Applicants beginning their freshman year in the fall of 2021 wishing to apply to Honors should do so during the next application cycle.


Competitive applicants to the University Honors program generally have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and SAT scores of 1200+/ACT composite score of 26+.

University Honors students receive an annual $1,800 Honors scholarship in addition to other merit scholarships and financial aid.

The first step in applying to Honors is to submit your Common Application to the university. Once your application has been processed by the admissions team, if you have applied to a program compatible with Honors, you will see an invitation to submit an application to the Honors program towards the bottom your SU application portal/checklist.


Please note:

  • The Nursing major is compatible only with Innovations. Nursing majors should apply to the Innovations track
  • The Computer Science major is compatible only with Innovations. Computer Science majors should apply to the Innovation Track
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound majors should apply to the Intellectual Traditions or Society, Policy & Citizenship track
  • String Performance majors should apply to the Intellectual Traditions track.
  • Majors that are credit-intensive with required courses in the first year, such as science majors, fit best with the Innovations track.
  • At this time, engineering students cannot be admitted to the University Honors Programs because of class schedule conflicts.
  • Matteo Ricci students are ineligible for the University Honors Program because its program of study has a separate curriculum.

Do you have questions about the Honors Program?

Contact Thorne Clayton-Falls at or (206) 296-5305