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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 incoming first-year students, incoming fall quarter transfer students, rising second-year UCR students, and rising third-year UCR students. Rising fourth-year UCR students are not eligible to apply. Eligible students will receive an e-mail with a direct link to the University Honors application. Please review the "Entry Portal Criteria" section appearing below for more information on eligibility and application timelines.

Admission to University Honors 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, regarding your eligibility for University Honors, please contact Lourdes Maldonado, Outreach and Programs Specialist, at lourdes.maldonado@ucr.edu, or at (951) 827-5042.

Entry Portal Criteria Benefits of Joining Cohort Requirements