University Honors Program Application


Application deadlines:

Any student accepted to DU may apply to the Honors Program. For incoming students, the 2014 application deadline is April 8.  Applications received before that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Because space in the program is limited, applicants who are not accepted initially may be put on a waitlist.  

Current DU and transfer students may apply for admission during the year by the following dates:
for Winter Quarter: December 1
for Spring Quarter: February 1
for Fall Quarter:   June 1

Email or Send Applications -
Shawn.Alfrey@du.edu or
University Honors Program 2199 S. University Blvd,
Mary Reed 2
Denver, CO  80208-4801

Honors Opportunities at DU

Admissions Process

Admission to the Honors Program is achieved in a number of ways.  Many highly qualified students are invited to apply upon admission to the University.  Still others apply on their own after discovering the program during the admission process or their first quarters at the University.  

The Honors Program uses a rolling admission process, reviewing applications beginning in January.  To ensure consideration, complete applications of students accepted for fall quarter 2014 must be received by April 8, 2014.  To maintain the high quality of the program, we must limit the number of students accepted; it is possible that the program will become full before that date.  Qualified students who apply after the program is full will be put on the waitlist.  If room becomes available, applications on the waitlist will be admitted between May 1 and June 1.  Current DU students have the opportunity to apply according to the schedule to the left.

Incoming students who believe they would be a good fit for the program, transfer students, and current DU students are all welcome to apply. Students admitted to the program typically have high school GPAs above 3.8, ACT scores of 30 or higher and SATs of 1300 (verbal and math). The averages for the class that entered in Fall, 2013, were 3.96, 32, and 1368, respectively.  Current DU students must have a letter of recommendation from a DU faculty member and a GPA of 3.5 or above.  Students should wait to apply until after they have been accepted to DU.  They will be informed if accepted within one month of submitting their complete application.

The University Honors Program offers a diverse liberal arts foundation and a sequence of courses that satisfies many university requirements. Because the Honors sequence includes lower division courses and the requirement that students enter their major distinction program, transfer students who have already met these requirements or have junior standing may find it impractical and sometimes impossible to complete the program.  Please contact us if you would like to explore the possibilities presented by your situation. 

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