Fall Application Deadlines for 80 Honors Colleges and Programs

Editor’s Note: These deadlines are now updated for Fall 2020. Please verify all dates with the university in case of changes.

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 2020.

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, 2019; for other applications there is “no formal deadline,” but for housing and orientation purposes, the earlier the better. Automatic invitation to qualified students.

UAB Alabama Birmingham Honors: March 15, 2020, but verify.

Appalachian State Honors:  Common App by November 1, 2019, with all application materials, including letters of recommendation, due by November 15, 2019.

Arizona Honors : Early application deadline is November 3, 2019, with notification December 2, 2019. Essay required.

Arizona State Honors (Barrett): Early action deadline- November 1, 2019 (notification December 20); regular deadline- January 15, 2019 (notification February 28); Late consideration I, March 8, 2020 (notification April 17); Late consideration II, April 1, 2020 (notification May 15).

Arkansas Honors: November 1, 2019 is priority deadline for scholarships; final scholarship deadline is January 15, 2020; final Fall application deadline is August 1, 2020, but this might be too late for honors college.

Auburn Honors: Scholarship deadline is November 1, 2019; regular deadline is February 3, 2020. Automatic invitation to qualified students.

Binghamton HonorsPriority deadline and common app by November 1, 2019; regular deadline January 15, 2020 (notification April 1, 2020). Automatic invitation to qualified students.

Central Florida HonorsPriority deadline, postmarked application by January 20, 2020; March 31, 2020, postmark for regular deadline.

Cincinnati Honors: December 1, 2019, for honors and for scholarships.

Clemson Honors (Calhoun): Priority honors deadline December 1, 2019, with notification February 15, 2020; regular deadline March 1, 2019; after meeting university deadline of February 15, 2020; also required a separate honors online application.

College of Charleston Honors: Early decision deadline November 1, 2019, decision December 15, 2019. To be considered for honors college interview weekend, deadline is December 1, 2019, and decision by January 31, 2020. Regular deadline is February 15, 2020 with decision by April 15, 2020.

Colorado State Honors: The Honors application date is February 1, 2020. In some cases, we may ask for additional information (such as fall grades) before making a final decision. After the deadline has passed, qualified students may be placed on a waiting list if the program is at capacity.

Connecticut HonorsFor merit and honors consideration, December 1, 2019.

CUNY Macaulay HonorsDecember 1, 2019.

Delaware Honors:  Deadline January 15, 2020, including honors essay.

Florida Honors: (Freshman Honors): November 1, 2019.

Florida Atlantic (Wilkes Honors):To be considered for prestigious WHC scholarships (e.g., Flagler), early application is encouraged. The deadline for applications is May 1 for upcoming academic year. Application via the Common App is recommended.

Florida International Honors: Online application available October 1, 2019. Priority deadline is January 15, 2020. Final deadline is May 1, 2020. Separate honors application and essay required.

Florida State Honors: For presidential scholarship, honors medical, or honors legal, deadline is November 1, 2019. Honors application deadline is February 19, 2020.

Georgia State Honors: Honors applicants encourage to apply early action by November 15, 2019; regular action deadline is March 1, 2020.

Georgia Honors:  December 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020

Houston Honors: November 15, 2019, for priority consideration; final deadline April 1, 2020.

Illinois Honors (CHP): Early action deadline November 1, 2018, preferably earlier; final deadline January 5, 2020.

Illinois Chicago Honors: Priority, November 1, 2019; regular decision, February 1, 2020.

Illinois State Honors: February 1, 2020 for scholarships; final deadline March 15, 2020.

Indiana Honors (Hutton): Deadline for Hutton scholarships November 1, 2019.

Iowa HonorsFirst deadline November 15, 2019, with notification January 10, 2020; second deadline, January 10, 2020, and notification February 1, 2020.

Iowa State Honors: April 1, 2020, but prefers earlier applications.

James Madison Honors: Early action (recommended) November 8, 2019; regular decision January 22, 2020.

Kansas Honors: November 1, 2019, for admission and scholarships.

Kansas State HonorsNo specific deadline, but admission may be limited to space available.

Kent State Honors: February 1, 2020.

Kentucky Honors: December 1, 2019, but prefers earlier.

LSU Honors (Ogden): December 15, 2019; notification on a rolling basis.

Macaulay Honors CUNY: December 1, 2019, including essays.

Maine Honors: Early action and scholarship deadline is December 1, 2019; regular decision March 1, 2020.

Maryland Honors: Automatically considered if application submitted by November 1, 2019, the university preferred deadline.

Massachusetts Honors (Amherst): Early action November 5, 2019; regular deadline January 15, 2020. No separate honors application.

Michigan HonorsPlease see website, to be updated.

Michigan State Honors: March 1, 2020, but “reserves the right” to cut off admissions at an earlier date. Automatic invitation to qualified students.

Minnesota HonorsJanuary 1, 2020; qualified students invited only after university acceptance on space-available basis only. No separate honors application.

Mississippi Honors (SMBHC): November 1, 2019, to January 5, 2020, notification by early March 2019.

Mississippi State Honors: December 1, 2019, preferably earlier; after that date, space available basis.

Missouri HonorsThe university scholarship deadline is December 1, 2019. Final deadline March 1, 2020.

Nebraska HonorsThe Fall priority deadline is November, 2019; final deadline is February 15, 2020.

New Jersey Inst of Technology Honors (Dorman): February 1, 2020.

New Hampshire Honors: Early action is November 15, 2019. Regular decision March 1, 2020. No separate honors application. Invitations sent to qualified students.

Nevada Reno HonorsFebruary 1, 2020, including an essay. After that deadline, “strong applications will be considered until the fall Honors class reaches capacity.”

New Mexico HonorsMay 1, 2019, using online application.

North Carolina HonorsMust be accepted by university first, followed by honors invitation. University early action deadline is November 1, 2019. Regular deadline is February 13, 2020. Qualified students will receive an invitation after applying to UNC.

North Carolina Charlotte Honors: November 1, 2019.

North Carolina Wilmington: Early action November 1, 2019; regular decision February 1, 2010.

NC State HonorsMust apply to university by early action deadline of October 15, 2019, and be admitted to university in order to apply to honors.

Ohio University HonorsDecember 1, 2019.

Ohio State HonorsTest scores, letters of recommendation, etc., by November 1, 2019.

Oklahoma HonorsUniversity scholarship deadline is December 15, 2019. Final deadline is February 1, 2020. No separate deadline for honors college.

Oklahoma State HonorsDeadline for many scholarships is November 1, 2019. Final deadline is February 1, 2020, by electronic submission.

Oregon Honors (Clark)Early action deadline November 1, 2019, with all materials due November 7, 2019; notification December 15, 2019. Regular deadline January 15, 2020, with all materials due February 1, 2020; notification April 1, 2020.

Oregon State Honors:  Early action November 1, 2019; regular decision February 1, 2020.

Penn State Honors (Schreyer): (Schreyer): Priority deadline November 1, 2019, allows for interviews by end of January, 2020; final deadline December 4, 2019; notification by late February, 2020.

Pitt Honors“We operate on a rolling admission policy and although there is no specific deadline to apply for admission, it is to your advantage to plan ahead and apply early.” The priority deadline for scholarships and honors is November 1, 2019.

Purdue Honors: Early action deadline is November 1, 2019, for admission and scholarships.

Rhode Island Honors: Early action deadline is December 1, 2019; regular deadline is February 1, 2020.

Rutgers Honors (Honors College): December 1, 2019.

Rutgers  SAS Honors: Early action, November 1, 2019; regular action, December 1, 2019.

San Diego State Honors (Weber): Preferred deadline is January 15, 2020.

South Carolina Honors: Preferred deadline for scholarships and honors college early answer admission is October 15, 2019. Test score assignment to university and letters of recommendation, no later than November 15, 2019.

South Florida HonorsPreferred, November 1, 2019. Priority, for financial aid, January 1, 2020. Final deadline, March 1, 2020.

Stony Brook HonorsPriority deadline January 15, 2020.

Temple HonorsEarly action deadline November 1, 2019; university deadline is February 1, 2020. No separate honors application, and honors notification is within four weeks of university acceptance.

Tennessee Honors (CHP): November 1, 2019, in order to be eligible for major scholarships.

Tennessee Chattanooga Honors (Brock Scholars): Application, resume, essay, and recommendations due by January 15, 2020.

Texas A&M HonorsApplication period begins July 1, 2019, and ends on December  15, 2019.

Texas Tech Honors: Application period begins July 1, 2019, and ends March 1, 2020.

UC Davis HonorsApplication period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2019. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UC Davis as choice on May 1, 2020.

UC Irvine Honors (CHP): Application period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2019. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UC Irvine as choice on May 1, 2020.

UCLA HonorsApplication period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2019. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UCLA as choice on May 1, 2020.

UC Riverside Honors: Application period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2019. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UCLA as choice on May 1, 2020.

UC Santa Barbara HonorsApplication period for all UC campuses is August 1-November 30, 2019. Honors invitation after applicants confirm UCSB as choice on May 1, 2020.

University at Albany Honors: Early action November 1, 2018; regular decision February 1, 2019.

Univ at Buffalo (SUNY) HonorsEarly action by November 15, 2019, to university and provide all test results and supporting material by December 15, 2019, also the scholarship deadline. Regular decision is February 1, 2020.

Utah HonorsPriority deadline November 1, 2019; final deadline February 1, 2020.

UT Austin Plan II: May apply beginning August 1, 2018; recommended deadline is November 1, 2019, but final deadline is December 1, 2019. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are accepted.

UT San Antonio Honors: November 1, 2019, through February 1, 2020.

Vermont HonorsEarly action November 1, 2019; regular deadline January 15, 2020. No separate honors application. Admission by invitation after acceptance to university.

Virginia Honors  Echols: University early decision deadline October 15, 2019; early action deadline November 1, 2019; regular decision deadline January 1, 2020.

Virginia Commonwealth HonorsApplications to the Honors College from incoming freshmen are accepted through April 15 of the senior year in high school. However, students are encouraged to apply by our priority deadline of February 1.

Virginia Tech HonorsUniversity early decision deadline November 1, 2019, with notification December 15; early action deadline December 1, 2019, with notification February 22, 2020; regular deadline is January 15, 2020, and notification by March 5, 2020.

Washington HonorsNovember 15, 2019. Notification of university admission March 1–March 15, 2020; notification of honors admission March 19–April 13, 2020.

Washington State HonorsJanuary 31, 2020.

Wisconsin Honors: Early action deadline is November 1, 2019, with notification at end of December 2019; regular decision deadline is February 1, 2020, with notification end of March 2020.