How to Apply to the Honors Program

Before you learn about applying to the UD Honors Program, take a moment to view our 2017 class profile.


To be considered for admission to the Honors Program, students must complete the Common Application, answering "yes" to the Honors interest question in the "Academics" section, and penning an additional essay within the "Writing Supplement."

If you are not admitted into Honors, your application will be automatically reviewed for general admission to the University.

All Honors students are selected by the University of Delaware Admissions Office, not the Honors Program, so please contact the Admissions Office with admissions related questions (302-831-8123). For further information, please see the Admissions Office web site.

Transfer Students

Transfer students with outstanding academic records from another institution apply for Honors through the University's application for admission. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (302) 831-8123.

Current University of Delaware Students

Students who did not apply or who were not admitted to Honors as incoming freshmen may participate later. Full-time matriculated University of Delaware students who have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in at least 12 credits at the University of Delaware are eligible to take Honors courses on a space-available basis. Students who wish to apply to the University of Delaware Honors Program must be full-time matriculated University of Delaware students and have a minimum 3.40 cumulative GPA at the University. They must also have completed a minimum of two Honors courses (6 credits) with grades of B or better and submit an application, along with two letters of recommendation from Honors faculty members who have taught you and given you a final grade in an Honors course. The committee reviews applications twice a year; the deadlines for submitting applications are October 15 and March 15.

Instream Application (current UD students only)

For more information, call the Honors Program Office, (302) 831-1195 or 831-2734. Upon acceptance to the program, students are eligible to work toward the Honors Degree or Honors Degree with Distinction, where available. They may also participate in the extracurricular activities and benefits available to all students in the Honors Program.

Honors Enrichment Award Reports

Visit our official blog, 186 South College, for updates on the Honors Enrichment Award Reports. Click here to read more.

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