Current UC Students

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 is now live. The deadline to apply is November 28. We still invite you to join our outreach list to get email reminder and notifications or our Teams for more in-depth knowledge about the program and access to UHP Ambassadors to get answers to your questions from current students. Please read the materials below before starting your application. 

Join our Outreach List or Teams

Stay informed on the application process by completing the outreach survey to tell us how you'd like to stay informed throughout the fall semester. 

Fall 2021 Application Timeline

Fall 2021 Application Timeline
Event Date Time Additional Information
Transition Application Opens Sept 27   Available on the UHP website
Student Interest Panels
Oct 1 4pm Swift 800
  Oct 12 2pm Swift 720
  Oct 13 6:30pm Swift 720
  Oct 14 7pm Swift 720
  Oct 18 8pm Teams (virtual)
Transition Application Closes
Nov 28 11:59pm  
Fall Semester GPA Checks
Dec 16   Must have 3.2 overall
Decisions Announced
Dec 17   Decisions sent by email


  • Current UC undergraduate, baccalaureate student 
  • Overall UC GPA of 3.2 after Fall 2021
  • Graduating Spring 2023 or later

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 2022. Spring 2022 Gateway sections have been announced and listed below. 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.