How to Apply
Before students can apply to the Honors Program, they have to apply as an incoming, full-time student and receive notification of an acceptance.
Apply to the university
Students who have applied and received a letter of acceptance may apply to the Honors Program.
You will be prompted to sign into your application portal.
- 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
The honors selection committee will continue to consider applications beyond the dates noted above and notify students on an ongoing basis. We look forward to receiving your application.
The program is small and seeks a broad range of students from all undergraduate areas. If you are not selected for the Honors Program as an incoming student, there is a second opportunity to apply later in your first year.
The Honors Program seeks students who want to engage their intellectual curiosity and academic leadership. We look at all the ways a student might contribute to our community, including:
- High school GPA and activities
- Unique perspectives and/or life experience shared in the application essay
- Standardized tests
We aim to create a community of students and faculty that helps us think and learn. Students must be willing to pursue their own interests, be intellectually adventurous or be curious about the world.
Although a select group of students are encouraged to apply to Honors, the application process is open to all admitted and intellectually curious students.
Entry to the program is by application, which includes a 500-word essay explaining your interest.
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.
If you are a first-year student in your second semester at Quinnipiac and you're interested in transferring into the Honors Program, please visit MyQ to learn more about the requirements and process.
Connect With Us
We welcome you to reach out with any questions you have about the Honors Program. Please contact the director of the program, Melissa Kaplan, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org