Apply to University Honors

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We invite you to apply to the University Honors Program. Admission is selective and based on a holistic review of your entire application. Honors students are driven, curious, and committed to improving themselves. Outstanding applicants have a demonstrable track record of academic achievement and are engaged leaders who want to make positive contributions to the NIU community and beyond.

Please note: You must maintain a cumulative NIU GPA of at least 3.30 in order to remain in good standing and graduate with honors.

Apply Today

Complete an online application:

Or pick up an application from our office in Campus Life 110.

Your application includes an essay of no more than 500 words on how you would benefit from and contribute to the NIU honors community.

First-year Retreat Fee

There is no fee to join the University Honors Program. However, there is a cost to participate in the first-year retreat at Lorado Taft (payable at the time of registration).

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

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