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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.

Interest in joining?

Thank you for your interest in the University Honors Program (UHP). The application period for Spring 2023 admission is now closed. The next application period is scheduled to open in September 2023. 

UHP is always recruiting for our next cohort of global citizen scholars who seek to take the next steps toward solving the world's complex problems. Please complete this form to be added to our outreach email. We usually begin sending emails in late summer to prepare for each fall's recruitment cycle. 

Fall 2023 Application Timeline

Fall 2023 Application Timeline
Event Date Time Additional Information
Schedule Released Sept   Check back in September 2023
Transition Application Opens     Will be available from this page
Student Interest Panels
Transition Application Closes
     Applications are now closed.
Fall Semester GPA Checks
    Must have 3.2 overall GPA to be eligible
Decisions Announced
    Decisions sent by email

The dates and times of Interest Sessions have now concluded and won't be scheduled again until Fall 2023.

Eligibility for Fall 2023 Process

  • Current UC undergraduate, baccalaureate student 
  • Overall UC GPA of 3.2 after Fall 2023
  • Graduating Spring 2025 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.

Attend an Interest Panel

Schedule of Interest Sessions
Date Time Location Register
Thursday, October 13, 2022 5-5:45pm Swift 716 None Needed
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 7:30pm online Closed
Thursday, October 20, 2022 11am Swift 708 None Needed
Monday, October 24, 2022 7pm Swift 716 None Needed
Friday, October 28, 2022 2pm Swift 708 None Needed

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 2024. Registration will only be available to students once decisions are announced.Spring 2024 Gateway sections will be announced and listed below by October 2023. These are typical days and times sections are offered:

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

Applicants are expected to manage their schedule to accommodate one of the sections. Alternatives will be offered only to students with unavoidable academic conflicts such as co-op and study abroad. Student organizations, volunteering, campus leadership, and employment are not considered unavoidable academic conflicts. Please plan accordingly.  

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.