The application process is open to all admitted and intellectually curious students.
The Honors Program seeks students who want to engage their intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. We look at a wide variety of factors when considering how a student might contribute to our community, including:
High school GPA
Unique perspectives and/or life experience shared in the application essay
We aim to create a community of students and faculty who help us think and learn. Students must be willing to pursue their own interests, be intellectually adventurous or be curious about the world.
How to Apply
Prospective Honors Program participants must first be admitted to Quinnipiac as a full-time, undergraduate student.
The Honors Program application process is closed for Fall 2023. Students who enroll at the university in Fall 2023 may apply to the Honors Program as current students in the Spring term. Please see details below
If you have not yet applied to Quinnipiac
Before students can apply to the Honors Program, they have to apply as a full-time student and receive notification of an acceptance.
If you have been accepted to Quinnipiac and to the Honors Program
We admit some students straight into the Honors Program. Your acceptance letter will indicate whether you have been selected the program. If you were, please complete the “Honors Reply form” on your Applicant Portal to indicate your interest in joining the program.
If you have been admitted to Quinnipiac, but not yet applied to the Honors Program
If you have received your acceptance to Quinnipiac and are interested in the Honors Program, we invite you to apply according to the following:
January 15 - application deadline for Early Decision students
February 1 - applicants will be notified
February 1 - first application deadline
March 1 - applicants will be notified
March 1 - second application deadline
April 1 - applicants will be notified
After March 1 - The Honors Program selection committee will continue to consider applications throughout early summer, and notify students on an ongoing basis.
May 1 - Last day to apply to the Honors Program
The essay is the most crucial part of the application process. While the admissions committee notes excellent academic performance, the University Honors Program also requires its students to express themselves in writing. With that in mind, make your responses to the essay questions specific. Explain as clearly and concretely as possible, with examples where relevant, why you want to join the program, how it will serve your needs as a student and person, what qualities you bring to enhance the program and what you in turn expect to contribute to the program. This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your intellectual curiosity and passions. Creative expression is always welcome.
We look forward to receiving your application. The program is small and seeks a broad range of students from all undergraduate areas.
Applications are available on the university's applicant portal.
The Honors Program application process is closed for Fall 2023. Students who enroll at the university in Fall 2023 may apply to the Honors Program as current students in the Spring term. See below for details.
If you are a first-year student in your second semester at Quinnipiac and you're interested in joining the Honors Program, please visit MyQ to learn more about the requirements and process.