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Transfer Honors Admission

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Transfer Honors offers students the full benefits of the Honors Program​ with the opportunity to fulfill requirements using courses taken at previous institutions.  For students admitted to Transfer Honors, the Honors curriculum replaces Liberal Studies requirements.  Evaluation of transfer credit toward Honors requirements is done on an individual basis, and specific Honors requirements vary according to a student’s college and major.  
Students who transfer to DePaul with fewer than 16 quarter hours of college credit will have the same Honors requirements as students who begin the program as freshmen.  

Please note that Transfer Honors is a residential program with most classes offered during the day on the Lincoln Park Campus.  Students in the School of Music, the Theatre School, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are not eligible for Transfer Honors.
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Transfer Honors Requirements
Students who enter Transfer Honors will consult with an Honors Program advisor to determine how transfer credit* can apply to the following Honors requirements:

HON 100 - Rhetoric and Critical Inquiry
HON 101 - World Literature
HON 102 - History in Global Contexts
HON 104 - Religious Worldviews and Ethical Perspectives
HON 105 - Philosophical Inquiry
HON 180 - Data Analysis and Statistics
HON 201 - States, Markets, and Societies
HON 203 – Seminar in Multiculturalism
HON 205 – Interdisciplinary Arts
HON 225 - Honors Lab Science Topics or any Scientific Inquiry: Lab course
HON 302 – Junior Seminar in Social Justice
HON 350/351 – Honors Senior Seminar or HON 395 – Honors Senior Thesis
12 quarter hours of a foreign language (the equivalent of one year of college-level study)
Fine Arts elective
Honors Approved electives
Experiential Learning

Transfer Honors with an Associate’s Degree
Students who have earned an Associate’s of Arts or Sciences degree at an Illinois college or who have completed the Illinois Articulation Initiative will complete Experiential Learning, twelve quarter hours of a foreign language (completed at DePaul or at another institution), and five courses that replace requirements in the Liberal Studies Program:

HON 104 - Religious Worldviews and Ethical Perspectives
HON 105 - Philosophical Inquiry
HON 203 – Seminar in Multiculturalism
HON 302 – Junior Seminar in Social Justice
HON 350/351 – Honors Senior Seminar or HON 395 – Honors Senior Thesis

All Transfer Honors students must complete these five courses regardless of the credit hours transferred in.

* Transfer courses do not need to be designated as honors at a student’s previous institution in order to apply toward DePaul Transfer Honors requirements.

How to Apply:
To apply to Transfer Honors, you must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.  You will be asked to submit a 1400-2000-word sample of academic writing from a college-level course, and students with fewer than 24 quarter hours of transfer credit will need to upload an unofficial high school transcript.  Students may only apply to Transfer Honors after being admitted to DePaul and should be aware of the following deadlines:

For students admitted to DePaul for Autumn 2021:
Apply to Transfer Honors between January 1, 2021 and March 15, 2021
Priority review deadline: February 1, 2021

For students admitted to DePaul for Winter 2022:
Apply to Transfer Honors between July 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021  

Space in Transfer Honors is limited, so apply early!

Have any questions?  Please contact us at honorsprogram@depaul.edu