How to Apply

Admission to University Honors is by invitation only. The University Honors Faculty Admissions Committee strives to admit a dynamic and well-rounded group of scholars each year, who will contribute to every aspect of the University Honors community. Students must demonstrate strong academics; exemplary writing skills; interest in research, scholarly pursuits, or creative work; leadership qualities; and community involvement.

Admission to University Honors is only open to entering first-year, transfer students or current UCR first and second year students. UCR students in their 3rd and 4th year are not eligible to apply. Eligible students will receive an e-mail with a direct link to the University Honors application. Please review Entry Portal Criteria below for more information on eligibility and application period.

Admission is selective; not all applicants will be admitted. Students are encouraged to submit their applications early. Due to the high volume of applications, late applications will not be considered.

If you prefer to meet in person or have a phone consultation, please contact: Lourdes Maldonado, Outreach Coordinator,, (951) 827-5042, Campus Surge Building room 381D.

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