Undergraduate Studies

Honors Program

How Does One Join the Honors Program?

Prospective first-year college students may complete an application for Tier One of the Honors Program upon admission to Indiana University Southeast.  These applications are considered year-round.  Current and transferring students may apply for admission to the Program at any time.  While many current or transferring students apply for Tier Two of the Program, those students with fewer than 30 credit hours behind them may well find it worthwhile to apply for Tier One.  Applications are considered year-round.

Any student wishing to join the Honors Program should complete an application.  In addition to the application, students should submit the following:

  • Three references, to be completed by an instructor, employer, mentor, coach, or other individual capable of speaking to the student's strengths.  References may certainly include a letter of recommendation, but the completed reference form must accompany the letter.
  • A brief essay that will serve as an introduction to the Honors Council.  There are essay prompts on the application form.
  • Copies of recent transcripts (for continuing and transfer students only).
  • Any other pertinent materials which you feel the Honors Council should review.

All application materials can be found under Prospective Students tab on the Honors Program website.  Application materials may be submitted via email to iushp@ius.edu or via postal mail to the following address:

IU Southeast Honors Program
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN  47150

What happens after I apply?

Once all application materials are received, the Honors Council, which is comprised of faculty representatives from each school on campus, will review your application.  Council Members generally post their decisions within two weeks of receiving a completed application.  If you are accepted into the Program, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance.  Once you have confirmed your place, you will be considered for a Chancellor's Honors Program Scholarship.

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