Undergraduate Studies

Honors Program

How Does One Join the Honors Program?

Applications to the Honors Program are considered year-round, but we encourage interested students to apply at the earliest convenience, as many Honors privileges (including priority registration and priority scholarship consideration) are time-sensitive. 

Prospective first-year college students may complete an application for Tier One of the Honors Program upon admission to Indiana University Southeast.  While these applications are considered year-round, we encourage first-year students to submit their applications the semester prior to their first semester (for instance: a student entering in Fall 2020 should submit an application in Spring 2020). 

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.  As with Tier One students, 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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