Entering first-year students who do not meet the eligibility requirements to receive an invitation to join Honors at Iowa have the option to utilize a selective admission process. Incoming students who wish to apply for admission to the University of Iowa Honors Program must submit the following items:

  1. A personal statement explaining why you want to be a member of Honors at Iowa (1-2 pages)
  2. One letter of recommendation from a teacher at your current school supporting your admission to Honors at Iowa
  3. A copy of your high school transcript showing your academic performance during high school (this does not have to have an official seal)
Send Materials To:

Fax: 1-319-335-0549
Mail: University of Iowa Honors Program, 420 Blank Honors Center, Iowa City, IA 52242-0454

Your application materials can be sent to us through any of the above methods. Please try to send all materials through one method, but if it is necessary to send separate pieces through multiple delivery methods, that is acceptable. 

Fall 2018 Deadline

You must apply for selective admission before May 1 and be a member of the program by May 15 to qualify for Honors at Iowa benefits. Please allow 7-10 business days after Honors at Iowa receives all documentation for processing. A decision letter will be mailed to your home address. Questions about the selective admission process should be addressed to honors-program@uiowa.edu.