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All first-time freshmen who have been admitted to a baccalaureate college at UC are considered for admission to the University Honors Program (UHP). These students must have completed all elements of the UC application for admission by December 1st. Students do not submit a separate application to the UHP.
Admission to the University Honors Program is very competitive. Students invited to participate typically have*:
*Meeting the above academic parameters does not guarantee admission.
Admission is based on more than test scores and high school GPA. While we are looking for students who have excelled academically, we are also looking for students who demonstrate leadership capacities, a willingness to take on challenges and an interest in becoming engaged in local and global communities. We are looking for reflective learners. Students with high test scores and GPAs must also demonstrate the above in their application for admission to the university to be considered for the UHP.
With the above in mind, we pay very close attention to co-curricular activities as well as the personal statement and essay that are submitted as part of the application for admission to the University of Cincinnati. Applications are reviewed holistically, keeping all of these aspects in mind.
The following characteristics are descriptive of the incoming class. The test scores featured should not be viewed as program requirements for admission.
Students who have been admitted to the University Honors Program as incoming freshmen for fall 2016 will be notified in February 2016.
Students who have not been invited to participate in the University Honors Program as incoming freshmen will not be sent a notification.
We know that there are many high-achieving, highly-motivated students at UC who are not in the program. Due to limited capacity, we are not able to invite all high-achieving students to the program as freshmen. Students who are not invited to join the program as incoming freshmen are encouraged to apply to participate in the program through our transition admission process. Learn more about that process.
While the UHP does not offer tuition-based scholarships or financial aid, we are often asked by students when they will receive notification of their UC financial aid package and scholarship awards. Typically, admitted students receive this notification in mid-March. If you have questions about financial aid or scholarships, please contact UC's Office of Student Financial Aid.
Please contact Kathy Winters in the Office of Admission at 513-556-5652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been admitted to the UHP and have questions about honors housing, please see that section of our website.
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