University of Iowa

Applications for Fall 2019 program membership will be available March 1 - May 1, 2019. Applications for Spring 2020 program membership will be available October 1 - December 1, 2019.

  • Applicants should be prepared to maintain the 3.33 minimum cumulative UI GPA required for retaining membership in the honors program.
  • Current UI students who are completing an application to join the program are strongly encouraged to meet with an honors Peer Mentor as they develop their application materials. Students who do not meet with a Peer Mentor prior to applying may be asked to complete an appointment before receiving an application decision if the application we receive demonstrates a lack of understanding of the University Honors program or curriculum.
  • Applications are available to students new to the program as well as those who were previously members and would like to join again.

Be sure to read through your Next Steps here.

Staying in the Program

You must meet honors membership and curricular requirements in order to remain a member of the University Honors Program.

If your UI cumulative grade point average falls below 3.33, you have one semester to rectify the situation. In other words, if your UI cumulative GPA is lower than 3.33 for two consecutive spring and fall semesters, you will be removed from the program. You can rejoin if your UI GPA reaches 3.5 or higher.

Your membership does not guarantee you will graduate with University Honors.