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UNIVERSITY HONORS ADMISSIONS CRITERIA                                                                                                         

Entering freshmen: Top 10% of high school graduating class (or a 3.75 GPA if school does not rank) and 27 ACT score

*Note: The program does exercise some discretion when a student falls slightly below one of these criteria, but perhaps comes from a large or highly competitive high school or other pertinent factors apply.

Currently enrolled students: Cumulative GPA of 3.20 (based on NIU coursework) for admission

Transfer students: Cumulative GPA of 3.20 (based on all transfer coursework)                                                                               

*Students who are Honors-eligible are automatically invited to join; other interested students may apply

*No application deadline

*Students can enter or leave the Honors Program at any time.

Honors Program Video 

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