Honors Program - How to Apply

Are you a self-motivated, resilient, and curious student? 

The University Honors Program invites applications from incoming freshman and transfer students as well as current RMU students.  The ideal honors candidate exhibits resiliency and a drive for self-development.  They are interested in applying a diversity of perspectives, innovation, creativity, and critical thinking skills to a senior honors capstone project. They are interested in participating fully in a community of scholars, both as learners and as mentors, and in working independently with faculty. There is no GPA that will guarantee admission into the honors program, but there is no GPA that will prohibit admission into the honors program. Review of the applications and admission decisions will occur on a rolling basis. 

Incoming Freshman

Incoming RMU freshmen can apply to the University Honors Program prior to the start of their first semester on campus. The application form can be found here. Please note: Students will need their RMU application credentials to log-in to complete the Honors application. Questions or log-in issues can be directed to the Office of Admissions at admissions@rmu.edu.The early admission deadline for Honors is November 10. The regular admission deadline is February 15.  Applications received after February 15 will be reviewed in May until all acceptance spots are filled.

Current RMU Students

First-year students with an appropriate GPA and 15-30 credits will be invited every spring semester to submit an application to join the Honors program. Invitations will be emailed to candidates in January/ February annually.

Transfer students should ask about admission to the Honors program when first registering for RMU courses by emailing honors@rmu.edu.