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 applications begins March 1. Decisions are announced after April 1. 

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. The preferred application deadline is March 1, with decisions announced after April 1. Applications will continue to be reviewed until all acceptance spots are filled.

Current RMU Students

Current RMU first-year students with at least a 3.5 RMU GPA and between 15 and 30 credits at the end of their first semester will be invited to apply to the Honors Program. The application form for continuing students can be found here. The deadline to submit an application is March 1.

Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students who have completed at least 30 credits with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are encouraged to apply to the Honors Program. In addition to the quality of the transfer application, consideration of the type of transfer institution (e.g. two-year, four-year, technical), consideration of previous participation in an honors program, amount and type of honors academic work completed and the feasibility of completing the RMU Honors curriculum will be taken into account. Please email honors@rmu.edu for more information on how to apply as a transfer student.