Application Materials

Technical issues can happen. Plan ahead. Give yourself at least a few days in advance to prepare and submit your materials. You never know when you'll experience technical difficulties.


Unofficial Transcript and Senior Year Courses


A PDF Version of Your Essay


Extenuating Circumstances (Optional)



Completing the Activities Section

In this section, you have the opportunity to share four (4) of the most meaningful extracurricular activities you were engaged in at some point during ninth grade to the present. We highly encourage you to provide a detailed description of those experiences. These descriptions should talk about what about this extracurricular activity was meaningful or important to you. Also note if you had a leadership role, if you won an award, and/or background information about the engagement. 

Don't feel limited to just the usual extracurricular activities either. Talk about your employment, time-consuming hobbies, non-traditional volunteering, internships, research, student government, publications, or caregiving responsibilities.

Activities Section Tips

Do's and Don'ts

When you're putting together your application, there are a few things we recommend you do and some things we recommend you don't do:


  • Read the instructions! Give a once or twice over to make sure you understand what we're asking for. 

  • Make sure you're answering the essay prompt. 

  • Ask people to look over your materials before you submit your application! Proofreading can go a long way. 

  • Give yourself time to submit your application. Don't wait till the last minute. 

  • Reach out to the Honors Program Admission team with any of your questions!


  • Upload unnecessary materials, such as your resume, pictures of yourself, or anything we don't ask for. 

  • Pander. Your accomplishments and experiences are important but don't pander to the admissions office. We can see right through it. 

  • Recycle an essay that you've written for another application, especially if it doesn't actually answer our prompt!