Students are invited to apply to be a member of our Honors community here at UNO by following the steps below. We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019 but will be launching our Fall 2020 admissions essay questions by September.
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 will accept applications until February 1st though, and we receive 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
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!
On-Campus applicants should email the Director to discuss their options of joining the Honors Program. On-campus applicants are required to have a UNO GPA of 3.5 or higher and need to arrange for a UNO faculty member to submit a letter in support of their application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the number of credits the student has earned, we offer different pathways toward Honors completion, so do send an enquiry email as the first step! The Honors curriculum is available here.
Transfer or junior standing applicants who have earned 50 college credits or more can apply to the Honors Program. Applicants are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and need to arrange for a faculty-authored letter of support to be send to email@example.com. The requirements are outlined here.