Before you Apply: Students must be admitted to the University of Iowa prior to submitting an application for the Honors Program, but they do not need to accept admission to the university prior to applying for honors. 

How to Apply: Students will apply for the Honors Program through their Admissions Profile in MyUI beginning in September. If you do not see the application in your Admissions Profile, contact your admissions counselor to have the application added. There are no formal minimum requirements for entry into the Honors Program, nor are there guarantees of admission.

Housing: All housing inquiries must be directed to the Housing Team.

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Staying in the Program:

  • Honors students must take an honors class during their first semester in the program.
  • Students must have a total of 12 semester hours (s.h.) from honors classes by the end of their fourth semester in the program.

Graduating with University Honors:

  • In addition to the 12 s.h. of coursework, students must complete 12 credits of Experiential Learning.
  • Honors students must have a UI cumulative GPA of 3.33 or above at graduation.

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