Download the University Honors brochure to learn more.
We know that there are many outstanding, high achieving undergraduate students at UC who are not admitted to University Honors as incoming freshmen. We encourage interested students to apply through our transition process.
Please keep in mind that the transition process is very competitive and we are limited in the number of students that we can accept. As a result, there are also many outstanding, high achieving students that we are not able to admit through this process due to the number of applications received. In the 2014-15 process, we had 135 applications with 79 students admitted. (a 58% acceptance rate). We expect the same number of applications (if not more) in the 2015-16 process.
Applicants must have a cumulative university GPA of 3.4* or above and expect to have earned at least 24 semester hours of college credit by the end of spring semester 2016 in order to be considered for admission to University Honors. *Please be aware that the GPA of students who are admitted is typically much higher, above a 3.8.
Application Opens - October 5, 2015 (tentative)
Application Deadline - January 22, 2016 (tentative)
Info sessions on the UHP and the transition process will be held during the fall of 2016. Dates TBD.
Applicants will be notified of their status via email by February 2016.
The transition application process is currently closed. Current UC students who are interested in applying to the UHP are encouraged to apply during our next application period, which will open in the fall of 2015 with applications due in February 2016.
University Honors Program
P.O. Box 210007
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0007
All admitted students are required to enroll in the one credit hour Gateway to University Honors course (HNRS1010) in spring semester 2015. The course will begin March 2, 2015. Two sections will be offered - you must be able to enroll in one of these class sections:
Section 001 - Wednesdays, 3:30-5:45pm
Section 002 - Thursday, 3:30 - 5:45pm
Both sections will begin meeting on March 2 and will conclude on April 25. The UHP will give admitted students add slips to enroll.
Gateway to University Honors (HNRS1010) does NOT carry a fee. If the student is taking the maximum number of credit hours (18) as a full-time student, s/he can still enroll in the class without being charged additional tuition fees. Students must receive authorization from their college academic advisor to register for the 19th credit hour.
UC students with a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than a 3.4 are eligible to enroll in honors seminars. Students should contact University Honors for permission to enroll. If the seminar has a study abroad component, students must also complete the required application and interview. Incoming first-year students without an established UC GPA are not eligible to enroll in fall semester seminars.