Students are invited to apply to be a member of our Honors community here at UNO by following the steps below.
Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are now open; please complete the google form below (Chrome can be uncooperative; please use Firefox or another browser).
Letter of Support
Arrange for a recommender to write a letter of support on behalf of your application. The letter should outline the applicant's potential for academic excellence and contributions to UNO's University Honors Program. The letter should be in .docx or PDF format and emailed by the recommender to email@example.com with the student's name in the subject line.
The University Honors Program has soft deadlines, which means we are still accepting applications currently. Fullest scholarship consideration at UNO is given to applications received by December 15th. The Honors Program accepts applications as long as we still have seats available in our classes, and we acknowledge and review applications as they come in—so do apply and try out Honors!
Holistic Application Approach
UNO's Honors Program takes a holistic approach to applications, so the essay and short answer about your unique qualities really matter as we consider them alongside other data, including but not limited to:
- Evidence of advanced writing and critical thinking skills (demonstrated in an essay)
- Evidence of intellectual, academic, and community engagement and commitment (demonstrated in essay/by recommender’s letter)
- Composite ACT or combined SAT
- High school class rank (if available) and high school GPA
Each April, we offer a Shadow Day experience for high school students interested in the Honors Program. Participants have the opportunity to come to campus and explore the options with a current UNO student by attending classes, eating in the Student Center, and much more! This year's event will be held on Tuesday, April 5th; if you have been admitted to our program and would like more information, please email us.