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Transfer Students

How to Apply as an Incoming Transfer Student

To apply for admission to the program and to be considered for Honors Program scholarships, students must first submit an Application for Admission. Approximately 48 hours after submitting an online admissions application, students will be able to access the MyScholarships application through their Admission Status Check Page.

To apply to the University Honors Program, please complete the My Scholarships application, including the Honors essay and the request for a reference.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

The University Honors Program seeks scholars interested in research, change agents interested in engaging local and global communities, and individuals seeking to explore their curiosity and express their creativity.  Participation in the University Honors Program is not a reward for past achievement; rather, we examine past achievement to better understand the potential in the individual applicant. Essays, college grade point averages, and a record of seeking challenges and taking on responsibilities help us better understand the whole person behind the application.

We will not consider transfer applicants’ high school records; rather, we will review the college record.  Transfer applicants need to have at least a 3.3 GPA in their college courses, a reference from a professor of one of their college classes, a record of engagement while in college, and an essay explaining how participation in the Honors Program will benefit their college education.  Admission is competitive as we have many more strong applicants than available spaces in the Program.


Incoming transfer applicants to the University Honors Program who apply by February 1, for fall admission only, will be considered for the University Honors Program Scholarship, a four-year, $1,500/year scholarship.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2020 Application Deadline (to be considered for program admission): December 1, 2019

Fall 2020 Early Application Deadline (to be considered for scholarships): February 1, 2020

Fall 2020 Final Application Deadline (to be considered for program admission): May 1, 2020

Last updated: 1/16/2020