Honors Program

Admission Process

The Honors Program brings together students from across the country in an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates a well-designed liberal education with the cultural resources of a great city. Working in small seminars under the direction of a dedicated faculty, Honors students join a lively and challenging scholarly community.

The Honors Program replaces the required Liberal Studies Program for a small group of highly motivated students. Providing a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, it is compatible with a wide variety of majors. The core courses in the Honors Program emphasize global, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Third-year and fourth-year courses encourage self-directed learning through individual research projects. Throughout, expectations are high: students gain experience in analysis, critical and creative thinking, discussion, and writing. The program also offers a range of co-curricular activities, including a mentor program, peer advising, a quarterly newsletter, student-faculty dinners, film and lecture series, a student government, cultural outings, and opportunities for community service.

Interested in applying for the 2014-2015 school year?

Only students who have been admitted to DePaul may apply to the Honors Program.  Please submit your online application.

   Deadline information is as follows:

  • February 3, 2014 - Priority Consideration Deadline (Decision letters will be sent out by February 17, 2014)

  • March 3, 2014 - Final Consideration Deadline (Decision letters will be sent out by April 1, 2014)

Interested in Transferring into the Honors Program?

If you are currently enrolled at DePaul and are interested in applying to the Honors Program, please click here for a Transfer Application form. The decision to accept students who have already begun their studies at DePaul will be based on academic performance and available space in the Honors Program.

About Honors Program Students

Most students who enter DePaul’s Honors Program are in the top ten percent of their high school class, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT composite score of at least 28 (if submitted). However, we understand that standardized tests are simply one measure of scholarly ability, so we carefully examine each student’s entire application and high school record, looking for the qualifications and independent learning that identify good honors candidates. We encourage any students with a strong commitment to academic study, and strengths in reading and writing, to consider applying to the Honors Program.