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Program Benefits

Academic and Professional Development

  • Exclusive honors advising
  • Priority registration for courses
  • Access to small and exclusive honors-only classes capped at 15 to 25 students
  • Ability to work one-on-one with a faculty member on a senior capstone
  • Official transcript notation, giving you the opportunity to articulate experiences and accomplishments for graduate school/employment

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Personalized guidance when applying for national scholarships
  • Opportunity to compete for honors-only scholarships
  • Opportunity for student positions within honors, such as University Honors Fellows
  • Opportunity to apply for the prestigious McKearn Fellows program after freshman year

Connections

  • Freshmen retreat at our Lorado Taft campus
  • Opportunity to live with other honors students in the Honors House community in New Residence Hall East
  • A distinctive externship program to connect students with notable alumni in various career fields
  • Access to an Honors-only computer lab, graduate school preparation materials and quiet study space
  • Honors Preferred Program providing discounts for students at local businesses and attractions

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694
Email: honors@niu.edu