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Freshman Honors Admission

First-year Honors students
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.

Most students who enter DePaul's Honors Program are in the top 10 percent of their high school class, with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher and an ACT composite score of at least 28/SAT composite score of 1250 (if submitted). However, we understand that standardized tests are simply one measure of scholarly ability, so we carefully examine each student's entire application and high school record, looking for the qualifications and independent learning that identify good honors candidates. We encourage any students with a strong commitment to academic study, and strengths in reading and writing, to consider applying to the Honors Program.

If you are an already-admitted 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. The Honors Admission Committee individually reviews each Honors application, taking into consideration all components of the student’s academic profile, particularly the content and quality of the essay.  Admission to the Honors Program for current DePaul students is very limited and dependent on the space available.

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

February 1 – Priority deadline

April 20 -  Final deadline

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

June 1 – Final consideration for Music and Theatre students  

Apply here :   go.depaul.edu/honorsapp