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Are you a UC undergraduate student motivated to excel both in and out of the classroom? Are you looking to use your gifts and talents to explore your passions and make a difference on campus, in your local communities, or around the world? Do you want to be part of an innovative and inclusive community of driven student leaders with unique access to inspiring faculty and staff? 

If you've answered yes to any of those questions, then the University Honors Program is the place for you. We offer a number of unique benefits and exclusive opportunities to enable students to maximize on their undergraduate experiences. By graduation, we help students become global citizen scholars who lead innovative efforts to solving the world's complex problems.   

All students will be expected to complete all the requirements of all UHP students, which includes five experiences by graduation. While some opportunities in college prior to acceptance may count retroactively toward those five required experiences, at least one experience must be completed after conclusion of the Gateway to University Honors course. As a result, most successful candidates will apply during their first or second year.

The application period for Spring 2023 admission is now open through November 27. The application consists of four essays that we advise you write before starting your application. Those questions are available to you before you start the application. Once you have the essays completed, the rest of the application can take between 10-20 minutes to complete. 

Attend an Interest Panel

The dates and times of Student Interest Panels have now concluded for the fall, but you can still apply without attending one. If you'd like access to the Teams channel to access a recorded version, let us know. Just ask for access to the Teams channel to apply to UHP. 

Schedule of Interest Panel Sessions
Date Time Location Register
Thursday, October 13 5-5:45pm Swift 716 None Needed
Wednesday, October 19 7:30pm online Access the Recording
Thursday, October 20 11am Swift 708 None Needed
Monday, October 24 7pm Swift 716 None Needed
Friday, October 28 2pm Swift 708 None Needed

Fall 2022 Application Timeline

Fall 2022 Application Timeline
Event Date Time Additional Information
Transition Application Opens Sept 26   Will be available from this page
Student Interest Panels
October   See above for details
Transition Application Closes
Nov 27 11:59pm  Applications are now closed.
Fall Semester GPA Checks
Dec 15   Must have 3.2 overall GPA to be eligible
Decisions Announced
Dec 16   Decisions sent by email

Eligibility for Fall 2022 Process

  • Current UC undergraduate, baccalaureate student 
  • Overall UC GPA of 3.2 after Fall 2022
  • Graduating Spring 2024 or later

UC Online Students

Currently, the University Honors Program is unable to admit to UC Online students. UC Online programs are completely online programs. If you are unsure if you qualify, please reach out to us before completing the application.

Application Process Details

The transition application process is for current UC undergraduate students. Students who are transferring to UC from another university and are interested in applying to the UHP should apply through the transfer process.  

By completing the online application, you are authorizing UHP staff to review your UC academic record. This review will be to affirm that you meet the 3.2 GPA requirement and undergraduate, baccalaureate-seeking UC student. First-year students are eligible to apply as final decisions won't be made until the conclusion of fall semester when grades are finalized. 

The application will require that you submit an updated resume. We suggest that you list any campus or community engagements. High school experiences are still valuable, especially for first-year students. Consider leadership, individual and team activities, competitive events, study abroad, activism or other extracurricular activities in addition to any work history. Knowing what you have engaged in so far in your UC experience is very important to our selection process.

Gateway to University Honors Class

All new students admitted through this process are required to enroll in the one credit hour Gateway to University Honors course (HNRS1010) during Spring 2023. Spring 2023 Gateway sections will be announced and listed below by October. Registration will only be available to students once decisions are announced.  

  • Mondays 2:30-4:20pm
  • Wednesdays 3:35-5:25pm
  • Thursdays 2:00-3:50pm
  • asynchronous virtual option

All students must take HNRS1010 in the first semester they are admitted. We will continue to monitor the the COVID public health crisis for our offerings in the spring. Students with academic conflicts, co-op, or study abroad who can demonstrate unavoidable conflicts that are requirements of their academic plans will be permitted to take an online version of the course. 

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.


Contact us at honors@uc.edu or 513-556-6254.