Admission to University Honors: Current UC Students

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.

The transition process is very competitive and we are limited in the number of students that we can accept. As a result, there are many outstanding, high achieving students that we are not able to admit through this process.

Applicants must have a cumulative university GPA of 3.2 or above and be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time on main campus in order to be considered for admission. 

Application Timeline 

The application cycle is now closed. Applications for 2018-2019 will open by late September 2018.

Application Process

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.  

  1. Applications will be due in early November. In addition to a completed application, please note the following requirements and considerations.
  2. Academic Record: We will access your UC academic record at the end of the fall semester. Your overall university GPA must be at least a 3.2 to be considered. By completing the online application, you give us permission to access that information. 
  3. Resume: Submit a resume with a listing of your campus and community engagements to Please include all of your co-curricular involvement / experiences (including any experiences involving leadership, individual / team activities, competitive events, study abroad, etc.), as well as any work history. Knowing what you have engaged in so far in your UC experience is very important to our selection process. 

Application Review

All applications will be reviewed in November and December. Final considerations will be made after all fall semester grades are posted. Applicants will be informed of their status on Friday, December 21.

Gateway to University Honors Class

All admitted students are required to enroll in the one credit hour Gateway to University Honors course (HNRS1010) in spring semester 2018. At this time three tentative sections will be offered - you must be able to enroll in one of these class sections:  

  • Section 001 - Wednesdays, 3:30-5:45pm (tentative)
  • Section 002 - Thursday, 3:30 - 5:45pm (tentative)
  • Section 003 - Wednesday, 5:30-7:45pm (tentative)

All sections will begin meeting the first week of the spring semester. Because winter season days will begin on December 22 through January 1, students will need to register online for HNRS1010 once they have been admitted to the program.

All students must take HNRS1010 in the spring. Students with academic conflicts, co-op, or study abroad who can demonstrate unavoidable conflicts that are requirements of their academic plans may be permitted to take an online version of the course. Space is limited to only students who demonstrate these conflicts. Student organizations, volunteer opportunities, commutes and work schedules are typically not acceptable reasons.  

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.

Consider Participating in an Honors Seminar

UC students with a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than a 3.2 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.


Contact us at or 513-556-6254.