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Honors Admission

​Any prospective student interested in joining the Honors Program is welcome to apply after they have been accepted to DePaul University.​

Freshman Honors Application


​​​​Freshman Honors Admission Criteria

We practice a holistic admission strategy, carefully examining each student's entire application and high school record for the qualities and achievements that indicate a good fit for the Honors Program.  

While we do consider GPA, class rank, submitted test scores, and writing samples, the most important quality in a DePaul Honors student is a demonstrated passion for learning and a proven commitment to community involvement. 

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.

Apply to the Honors Program as soon as you are admitted to DeP​aul.  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.