Eligibility Requirements

Invitations to the honors program are sent to the following:

• Entering first year students who have been offered a Trustees' Scholarship by the end of March will be invited to apply. Applications will automatically be mailed to those who qualify.

• Rising NU Sophomores (with fewer than 48 credits) and Transfer students (with fewer than 48 credits) who have a cumulative 3.50 or higher in all prior college coursework. (Invitations are emailed in the summer after one’s first year.)

Note: An invitation to apply is not a guarantee of admission to the program. Admission to the Honors Program is a selective process. As part of the application process, applicants must submit a short essay demonstrating they possess qualities compatible with the honors program mission statement. First-year applicants must also submit two separate recommendations. More details are included in the application materials sent to the invitees.