The Honors College selection process for beginning students is by invitation only. To receive full consideration for the Honors College, interested beginning students must have a complete admission application on file by no later than *November 8*. This information is subject to change without notice.
Update for Fall 2014 applicants:
The Honors College selection committees are currently reviewing admitted applicants. Students who had a complete application on file by November 8th are automatically considered on a holistic basis. Formal invitations to join the Honors College will be mailed out starting mid-January, and will continue until the end of February. If invited, you will also receive an invitation to visit campus during one of two Golden Honors Days.
Golden Honors Day is an on campus, invitation only, program that would allow you to learn more about Honors, and have the opportunity to hear from, and interact with, Honors students and faculty. Also, you will have a breakout session with representatives from the College/School you were offered admissions into. These sessions are designed to give you a better insight how Honors works within specific disciplines.
Also, if you are not offered an invitation to join Honors at this time, you will be able to apply for admissions once you have established a record at Purdue.
Admission to Purdue
For more information about how to apply to Purdue University, please visit: www.admissions.purdue.edu
Frequently Asked Questions About Applying to the Honors College
Q: Why should I join the Honors College? What are the benefits of membership?
A: The benefits of joining the Honors College are intellectual, communal, and professional. A member of the Honors College pursues rigorous honors coursework, builds relationships and networks with other highly motivated students and honors faculty members, and graduates with a citation from the Honors College on his or her diploma. While such recognition distinguishes an honors graduate among others applying for professional positions and graduate school, many of the rewards of joining the Honors College are less tangible but equally powerful: personal growth and the satisfaction of intellectual challenge. Honors college students engage the community in a variety of ways and are encouraged to become leaders at Purdue and beyond.
Honors College membership also comes with the following resources:
- The option to live in honors housing throughout your time at Purdue (Incoming students who live on campus are required to live in honors housing during their first year)
- Honors College co-curricular and extracurricular activities
- Leadership opportunities
- Priority registration
Q: How do I join the Honors College?
A: If you are an incoming student, Honors College admission is by invitation only. If you are a continuing Purdue student or an admitted transfer student, you may apply to the Honors College online at this link: http://www.purdue.edu/honorscollege/apply/
Q: Who can apply?
A: Any continuing Purdue student or admitted transfer student who meets Honors College entrance requirements may apply. Application deadline is the second Friday of each semester.
Q: What are the Honors College entrance requirements?
A: To join the Honors College, a student must have a 3.50 grade point average or higher and at least four semesters of study remaining before graduation. Students entering the Honors College must agree to complete the Honors College curriculum, which may be found here.
Q: May I transfer into the Honors College from my current honors program and then return to that program later under its current requirements?
A: UHP students who transfer into the Honors College may not rejoin the UHP, membership for which is now closed. Students in college honors programs should seek the advice of the program director.
Q: May I join a college honors program instead of the Honors College?
A: No. As of fall 2013, all admission to honors will be through the central Honors College rather than individual college honors programs.
Q: May I pursue an honors program within my home department instead of or in addition to the Honors College?
A: Yes. Departmental honors programs are distinct from the Honors College. A student may pursue either or both types of honors.
Q: How do I remain in good standing within the Honors College?
A: HC students need to maintain a GPA of 3.50 or above. Students whose GPA drops below 3.50 for two consecutive semesters will no longer have priority registration or the guarantee of doing a thesis or scholarly work under faculty supervision. Privileges will be reinstated if the student’s cumulative GPA rises above 3.50.