Graduating with Honors

There are two ways to graduate with Honors at the University of Iowa: University Honors and Honors in your major.

University Honors

If you complete your degree application and your Honors degree audit shows that you have fulfilled University Honors requirements, you will receive preapproval to graduate with University Honors within two weeks after the degree application deadline.

If your Honors degree audit shows you have completed the required coursework but does not reflect 12 experiential learning credits, you will receive a form via email within two weeks after the degree application deadline through which you can apply for the University Honors designation. If you believe you should have received this form and have not, please contact us at

Honors in the Major

If you are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Education, you must fill out the Honors in the Major Graduation Application during your last semester at Iowa.

If you are in Engineering, Nursing, or Tippie you must apply for Honors with your college.