Students are invited to apply to be a member of our Honors community here at UNO by following the steps below.
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 fullest scholarship consideration at UNO is given to applications received by December 15th. Honors accepts applications as long as we still have seats available in our fall classes (and we currently still do!), 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 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