How could you pursue a competitive edge after achieving admission into the Honors Program?
Current Illinois State University students who have at least three semesters remaining until graduation, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, and evidence of extracurricular/community involvement are encouraged to submit an application. Students are invited to apply during the spring semester of each academic year and are required to begin their Honors coursework the following fall semester.
The application consists of two parts: Students report their academic credentials and compose written responses to the provided prompts. Each student’s application is carefully reviewed, with academic credentials and the quality of written responses having equal importance.
Admission to the Honors Program is competitive and space is limited. All students admitted to the Honors Program will take a 1 credit-hour Honors Mindset Seminar in Fall 2017. Successful completion of this seminar, in addition to meeting Honors Program GPA requirements, is required to continue in the Honors Program.
View the Current Student Quick Reference Card to discover the opportunities and benefits associated with participation in the Honors Program.
All questions related to Honors Program admission should be directed to HonorsProgram@IllinoisState.edu.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 admission has passed. The next application process will take place in Spring 2018 for Fall 2018 admission. The application will open February 1, 2018.