Honors Admission

Types of Admission

First-year Admission

As a first-year undergraduate applicant to UConn, you will automatically be considered for admission to the Honors Program. Your application will be thoroughly reviewed through a holistic approach, both for admission to UConn and to the Honors Program. There is no separate Honors Program application for entering first-year students. Admission to UConn’s Honors Program is highly competitive. If admitted, you will receive an invitation to join the Honors Program as part of your acceptance letter to UConn.

While UConn’s main application deadline for freshmen entering in the fall semester is January 15, we highly recommend that you apply to UConn by December 1. Priority consideration for admission to the Honors Program and for merit scholarships will be given to students who apply by this earlier date.

Current UConn students

Current UConn students in their first or second year at the University may apply for admission to the Honors Program, to begin in the fall of the following academic year.

Transfer admission

Transfer sophomores or juniors applying to UConn may apply to the Honors Program for Honors admission upon transferring to UConn. A separate transfer Honors Program application is required, in addition to your university application. This separate form is submitted directly to the Honors Program. Your Honors application will be reviewed once you have been admitted to the University by UConn Admissions.

Alternatively, transfer students may also apply after one semester of enrollment at UConn through the current UConn student process.

Readmission

Upon readmission to the University, you may seek readmission to the Honors Program. Find out more here.

Please note: If you were accepted to the UConn Honors Program as an incoming first-year student but chose to attend another school and are now transferring to UConn, you will not automatically be admitted to the Honors Program. You must reapply.


Admission Deadlines

Admissions Timetable for Current UConn and Transfer Students


Admission Process

Incoming First-year Students

Honors admission is based on a holistic review of every student’s application. Factors include, but are not limited to:

  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Your high school class rank (if available)
  • Your high school grade point average
  • Rigor of your high school academic program
  • Leadership in co-/extra-curricular activities
  • Diversity in ethnicity, geography, interests, and talents

Typical first-year Honors students:

  • Averaged a combined SAT score of 1400 (excluding the writing component); 32 on the ACT
  • Graduated in the top 5 percent of their high school classes

Current UConn Students

Admission is based in part on:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher
  • Your college academic record
  • Application essays
  • Faculty evaluation
  • Available space in the Honors Program
  • Approval by faculty in your major department (for rising juniors)

Transfer Students

Admission is based in part on:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher
  • Your college academic record including participation in an honors program or college
  • Application essays
  • Faculty evaluation
  • Available space in the Honors Program (for rising sophomores)
  • Approval by faculty in your major department (for rising juniors)