Honors Program

How do I apply to the Honors Program?

I will be an incoming freshman next fall. How do I apply for the Honors Program?

Prospective students may complete an application for tier one of the Honors Program when they apply for admission to the university. These applications are considered year-round; however, if one hopes to receive a Chancellor’s Honors Program Scholarship, it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

I am a current student at IU Southeast, or I will be transferring to IU Southeast soon. How can I become a part of the Honors Program?

Current and transferring students may apply for admission to tier two of the Program at any time.

What does the application process entail?

Any student wishing to join the Honors Program should complete an application, indicating whether he or she wishes to apply for tier one or tier two. In addition to the four page application, students should submit the following:

  • Three references, to be completed by an instructor, employer, mentor, coach, or other individual capable of speaking to the student’s strengths. References may certainly include a letter of recommendation, but the completed reference form must accompany the letter.
  • A brief essay (between 1500 and 2000 words) that will serve as an introduction to the Honors Council
  • Copies of recent transcripts (for continuing students only)
  • Any other pertinent materials which you feel the Honors Council should review

All application materials can be found under the Student and Faculty Resources pages. Application materials may be submitted via email to iushp@ius.edu or via postal mail to the following address:

IU Southeast Honors Program
4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150

What happens after I apply?

Once all application materials are received, the Honors Council, which is comprised of faculty representatives from each school on campus, will review your application. Council Members generally post their decisions within 2-3 weeks of receiving a completed application. If you are accepted into the Program, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance. Once you have confirmed your place, you will be considered for a Chancellor’s Honors Program Scholarship.