Honors Program > Admission
If you are looking for the personalized academic experience of a small liberal arts college combined with the resources and opportunities of a large urban university, then the DePaul Honors Program might be for you.
The Honors Program brings together students from across the country in an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates a well-designed liberal arts education with the cultural resources of a world-class city. Working in small seminars under the direction of dedicated faculty, Honors students join a lively and challenging scholarly community.
We encourage any student with a strong commitment to academic study, a passion for intellectual exploration, and an intrinsic appreciation of learning to consider applying to the Honors Program.
We are looking for passionate students who are eager to grow as writers, readers, researchers, and thinkers; who are excited about working closely with faculty; and who are ready to contribute to the Honors community, both in the classroom and beyond.
Students are encouraged to apply to the University Honors Program as soon as they are accepted to DePaul University.
February 1 – Priority deadline
March 25 - Final deadline*
June 1 – Final deadline for Music and Theatre students
Students who submit their Honors application by the priority deadline will receive a decision letter within two weeks of applying. Students who submit their application by the final deadline will receive a decision letter by mid-April. Music and Theatre students who submit their application by June 1 will receive their decision letter by mid-June.
*Except in the case of Music and Theatre students, applications received after March 25 are only reviewed on a space-available basis.
June 1- Final deadline
Students who submit their Honors application by the final deadline will receive a decision letter within two weeks of applying.
Learn more about Honors admission requirements and access the Honors Program application.
If you are a current freshman in your first quarter at DePaul and would like to be considered for the University Honors Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request information on how to apply.
Honors classes are taught as in-person seminars, most of which take place on the Lincoln Park campus; thus, students who are in fully online degree programs are not eligible to participate in the Honors Program or the Transfer Honors Program.