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 period for Spring 2022 admission has passed. The next opportunity for current UC students to join University Honors will be Fall 2022. Applications usually open in late September. We invite you to join our outreach list to get email notifications when we re-open the process next year. 

Join our Outreach List

Stay informed on the Fall 2022 application process by completing the outreach survey.   Update emails will start in summer 2022. 

Fall 2022 Application Timeline

Fall 2022 Application Timeline
Event Date Time Additional Information
Transition Application Opens late Sept   Available on the UHP website
Student Interest Panels
Transition Application Closes
Nov 27 11:59pm  Applications are now closed.
Fall Semester GPA Checks
Dec 15   Must have 3.2 overall
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

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.