Fall 2017-2018 Honors Application Deadlines for 80 Public Universities

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for 2017-2018. Readers should  nevertheless check honors websites to verify that the dates below have not changed.  We are in the process of updating for 2018-2019 and will list new dates when they are available. 

Below is a list of application deadlines for 80 public university honors colleges and programs.  Please note that some deadlines are fast-approaching, while a few are as late as the Spring and Summer of 2017.

If the deadlines are separated into categories (early action, early decision, regular deadline, priority deadline, etc.), we will list the deadlines for each category.

Alabama Honors: For University Fellows applications, the deadline is December 15, 2016; for other applications there is “no formal deadline,” but for housing and orientation purposes, the earlier the better.

Arizona Honors : May 1, 2017, regular UA application.

Arizona State Honors (Barrett): Early action deadline I- November 1, 2016 (notification December 15); early action deadline II- January 8, 2 (February 10); regular deadline February 15 (March 17); final deadline April 30 (notification May 26).

Arkansas HonorsEarly admission deadline November 1, 2016 for priority application; for scholarships, priority deadline is November 15, 2016, and the final deadline is February 1, 2017; for other financial aid, March 1, 2017.

Auburn Honors: January 15, 2017.

Binghamton HonorsPriority deadline November 15, 2016 (notification January 15, 2016); regular deadline January 15, 2017 (notification April 1, 2016).

Cincinnati Honors: December 1, 2016, for honors and for scholarships.

Clemson Honors (Calhoun): Priority honors deadline December 8, 2016, after meeting university deadline of December 1, 2016; regular deadline March 1, 2017; after meeting university deadline of February 15, 2017; notification on rolling basis; after that date, space-available only.

Connecticut HonorsDeadline is January 15, 2017, but for scholarships apply by December 1, 2016.

Delaware HonorsDeadline January 15, 2017, including honors essay; (notification mid-March 2016).

Florida HonorsMarch 1, 2017.

Florida State Honors: “Mid-October.”

Georgia State Honors: Early action deadline is November 15, 2016; regular action deadline is March 1, 2017.

Georgia Honors:  February 1, 2017; (notification April 1, 2017).

Georgia Tech Honors: February 19, 2018.

Hawaii Manoa Honors: See website.

Houston Honors: December 1, 2016, for priority consideration; final deadline April 1, 2017.

Illinois Honors (CHP): Priority deadline November 1, 2016 preferably earlier; final deadline January 2, 2017 .

Illinois Chicago Honors: Priority deadline is January 15, 2017; final deadline March 1, 2017 interviews April, 2017.

Illinois State Honors: See website.

Indiana Honors (Hutton): Deadline for Hutton scholarships November 1, 2016.

Iowa HonorsSome scholarship deadlines in early December 2016; final deadline May 1, 2017.

Iowa State Honors: April 1, 2017, but prefers earlier applications.

Kansas Honors: November 1, 2016.

Kansas State Honors: No specific deadline, but admission may be limited to space available.

Kentucky Honors: December 1, 2016.

LSU Honors (Ogden): November 15, 2016; notification mid-December, 2016, onward, on a rolling basis.

Macaulay Honors CUNY: December 1, 2016; notification of college choice in February 2016; notification of honors decision by March 15, 2017.

Maine Honors: Early action is December 15, 2016; regular decision (recommended) is February 1, 2017; transfer deadline is May 1, 2017.

Maryland Honors: November 1, 2016; notification late January 2017

Massachusetts Honors (Amherst): Early action November 1, 2016; regular deadline January 15, 2017; scholarship deadline March 1, 2017.

Michigan HonorsApply to university first, then send honors essay; university early action deadline November 1, 2016 (notification late December); regular deadline for failed early action and others is February 1, 2017 (notification mid-April 2017). Students admitted to the university may submit LSA honors application essays and other information through early April 2017, but the earlier the better as space is limited.

Michigan State HonorsInvitations are extended approximately 8 weeks after admission to MSU. Average SAT (new) is 1450.

Minnesota HonorsPriority application deadline December 15, 2016 (notification by end of March, 2017); applications after December 15, 2016, all invited only after university acceptance on space-available basis only.

Mississippi Honors (SMBHC): Early action November 1, 2016, notification December 20, 2016; regular deadline is January 5, 2017, notification by early March 2017.

Mississippi State Honors: December 1, 2016, preferably earlier; after that date, space available basis.

Missouri Honors: “We will begin accepting incoming freshmen applications for the 2017-2018 academic year on August 15, 2016.”

Nebraska HonorsEarly notification November 15, 2016 (notification December 23, 2016); final deadline February 15, 2017 (notification March 25, 2017).

New Jersey Inst of Technology Honors (Dorman): February 1, 2017.

New Hampshire Honors: Must be accepted to university first and “must have one semester of UNH grades before applying.”

New Mexico Honors: University final deadline is May 1, 2017.

North Carolina HonorsMust be accepted by university first, followed by honors invitation. University early action deadline is October 15, 2016, with decision by late January 2017. Regular deadline is January 15, 2017, with notification in late March. Final university deadline is February 15, 2017, with decision by mid-April.

NC State Honors: March 14, 2017.

Ohio University Honors: December 1, 2016.

Ohio State Honors: Test scores, letters of recommendation, etc., by November 1, 2016.

Oklahoma HonorsUniversity scholarship deadline is December 15, 2016. Final deadline is February 1, 2017. No separate deadline for honors college.

Oklahoma State HonorsFebruary 1, 2017, with admission on a rolling basis until the deadline; after that on space-available basis.

Oregon Honors (Clark)Early action deadline November 1, 2016, with all materials due November 7, 2016; notification December 15, 2017. Regular deadline January 15, 2017, with all materials due February 1, 2017; notification April 1, 2017.

Oregon State Honors: (These are from the previous year; check site for update.) Early round deadline is November 1, with notification by December 31; primary round deadline is February 1, with notification by March 31.

Penn State Honors (Schreyer): (Schreyer): Priority deadline November 30, 2016, allows for interviews by end of January; final deadline January 16, 2017; notification by mid-March 2017.

Pitt Honors“We operate on a rolling admission policy for these places in our class. This means there is no specific deadline to apply for admission, but it is to your advantage to plan ahead and apply early. This is because some of our graduate school guaranteed admission programs either have deadlines or fill up quickly.”

Purdue HonorsPriority deadline using Common App is November 1, 2016.

Rhode Island Honors: Early action deadline is December 1, 2016, with notification by January 31, 2017; regular deadline is February 1, 2017, with notification by March 31, 2017.

Rutgers Honors (Honors College): December 1, 2016.

San Diego State Honors (Weber): Preferred deadline is January 15, 2017.

South Carolina HonorsDeadline for scholarships and honors college admission is November 15, 2016, with notification of university admission in late December, 2016. Honors notification in late February, 2017.

Stony Brook HonorsPriority deadline January 15, 2017; credentials deadline February 1, 2017.

Temple Honors:Early action deadline November 1, 2016; university deadline is February 1, 2017.

Tennessee Honors (CHP): November 1, 2016, in order to be eligible for major scholarships. Essay deadline is December 1, 2016.

Texas A&M HonorsApplication period begins August 1, 2016.

Texas Tech Honors: Application period begins August 1 2016 and ends March 1, 2017.

UC Davis HonorsApplication period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2016. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UC Davis as choice on May 1, 2017.

UC Irvine Honors (CHP): Application period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2016. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UC Irvine as choice on May 1, 2017.

UCLA HonorsApplication period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2016. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UC Irvine as choice on May 1, 2017.

UC Santa Barbara HonorsApplication period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2016. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UC Irvine as choice on May 1, 2017.

University at Albany Honors: Apply February 1–April 1, 2017, with reviews of applications mid-March and mid-April, 2017. Applications after April 1, 2017, on a space-available basis. Some advantage to applying no later than March 1, 2017.

Univ at Buffalo (SUNY) HonorsApply by December 1, 2016, to university and provide all test results and supporting material by December 15, 2017.

Utah HonorsPriority deadline November 1, 2016; final deadline March 1, 2017.

UT Austin Plan II: May apply beginning August 1, 2016; recommended deadline is October 15, 2016, but final deadline is December 1, 2016.

UT San Antonio Honors: January 1, 2016, for full scholarship consideration.

Vermont Honors: Early action November 1, 2016; regular deadline January 15, 2017.

Virginia Honors  Echols:University early action deadline November 1, 2016; regular deadline January 1, 2017.

Virginia Tech HonorsUniversity early decision deadline November 1, 2016, with notification December 15; regular deadline is January 15, 2016, and notification by April 1, 2017.

Washington HonorsDecember 1, 2016; honors recommendations due January 16, 2017. Notification of university admission March 16–March 31, 2017; notification of honors admission March 23–April 6, 2017.

Washington State Honors: January 31, 2017.

Wisconsin Honors: First Fall deadline is November 1, 2016, with notification by January 31, 2017; Second Fall deadline is February 1, 2017, with notification by March 31, 2017. Honors applicants have 30 days to apply for honors after they login.