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Freshman Honors Admission

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First-year Honors students
The Honors Program is a community of scholars.
The Honors Program brings together students from across the country in an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates a well-designed liberal education with the cultural resources of a great city. Working in small seminars under the direction of a dedicated faculty, Honors students join a lively and challenging scholarly community.​

Who Should Apply?

We encourage any student with a strong commitment to academic study and a passion for intellectual exploration to consider applying to the Honors Program.

We practice a holistic admissions 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. We are looking for students who are creative; eager to grow as writers, readers, researchers, and thinkers; excited about working closely with faculty; and ready to contribute to the Honors community, both in the classroom and beyond. If you're looking for the academic experience of a small liberal arts college with all of the resources of a large urban university, then the DePaul Honors Program might be for you!

Apply to the Honors Program as soon as you're admitted to DeP​aul.  Deadlines for applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are:

February 1 – Priority deadline

March 20 -  Final deadline

Applications received after March 20 are reviewed on a space-available basis. 

June 1 – Final consideration for Music and Theatre students  

 ​​ Click here for Honors application

​If you are an active 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.