Admission to the University Honors Program requires a short, separate application. Admission is on a rolling basis until the program is full. To receive a decision before May 1, it is best to submit an application prior to March 1.
The application is available online or you can download a paper application (doc):
Send paper applications to:
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
The Honors Program accepts a limited number of students per year and seeks a balance in the student composition, including majors. A successful candidate will exhibit a strong motivation for interdisciplinary studies and an enthusiastic commitment to learning. First and foremost, a compelling essay is crucial for a successful application. Applicants typically have a first-rate GPA and highly competitive SAT and ACT scores. Other criteria may include outstanding leadership and/or creative achievement, community involvement, and a range of interests and experiences.
The University Honors Program best serves students who approach their education in a mature and responsible manner. Once accepted, students are expected to be active participants in Honors activities.