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Honors Admission

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Are you interested in challenging yourself?  Consider applying to the University Honors Program after you have been accepted to DePaul University.​

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.

Application Deadlines for Freshmen Starting in Fall 2023:  

The first-year Honors Program application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 3.

February 1 – Priority deadline

​​March 20 -  Final deadline*
June 1 – Final deadline for Music and Theatre students  ​
​​*Except in the case of Music and Theatre students, applications received after April 3 are only reviewed on a space-available basis. 

Application Deadlines for Transfer Students:  

For students admitted to DePaul for Fall 2023:

June 1- Final deadline

Applications submitted after June 1 will only be accepted on a space-available basis. 

For students admitted to DePaul for Winter 2024:

November 15- Final deadline

Applications submitted after November 15 will only be accepted on a space-available basis. 

Space in Transfer Honors is limited, so apply as soon as you are accepted to DePaul.

Learn more about Honors admission requirements and access the Honors Program application.

Honors Admission

Transfer Honors Admission

​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 honorsprogram@depaul.edu​​ 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.​