University Honors Program


Applying to the Honors Program is as simple as filling out an application. Interviews are not required of most applicants. Students can be admitted into Honors by several paths. Whether a student is an incoming freshman right out of high school, a transfer student from another college or university, a member of an Honors program at another college or university, transfer student, or currently enrolled at St. Cloud State University as a general education student, there is a particular procedure for admission to the program.

What are we looking for?

  • Engaged and Active Learners
  • Participants in Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Leaders
  • Community Service Volunteers
  • Individuals with Great Communication and Writing Skills
  • Well-rounded Citizens

Admission into the University Honors Program are based on top rankings of graduating class with strong college test scores, have a record of participation in school and community activities, and demonstrate writing skills through a required short essay.

University Honors Program Application (pdf)
(for all students)

What's Next?

UHP admissions decisions are usually made within two to three weeks of receiving completed application and applicants will be notified via mail.

All St. Cloud State admitted students will be invited to participate in an Advising and Registration Day (A & R Day) hosted by Advising & Student Transitions. Invitations will be sent via mail and reservations are made online. UHP students may attend any A & R Day. The UHP staff is present at each A & R Day and will work directly with Honors students. No special reservations are required for UHP students. A & R Days begin the middle of May. Exact dates and details will be on the invitation.