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Admission Requirements

Entry Portals

Admission consideration will be dependent on GPA as calculated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, application essays, demonstrated leadership, and academic integrity. The application will consist of information components and will include two essay prompts. The Faculty Admissions Committee will use these essays to judge critical thinking and writing skills. UCR students applying to University Honors must be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs. Listed below is a summary of the University Honors admission Criteria for each entry portal. For questions and more information, please visit the FAQ page.

 

Entry Portal Cumulative GPA Requirement Application Period Additional Admissions Criteria
Incoming Freshman 3.80 Early March - Mid March

Excellent High School Record of:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Leadership
  3. Community Involvement
Current UCR First Years 3.50 Early April - Mid April

Excellent UCR Record of:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Leadership
  3. Community Involvement
Current UCR Second Years 3.50 Early April - Mid April

Excellent High School Record of:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Leadership
  3. Community Involvement
  4. Interest in Pursuit of Undergraduate Research
Incoming Transfers 3.50 Early April - Mid April

Excellent Transfer Institution Record of:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Leadership
  3. Community Involvement
  4. Interest in Pursuit of Undergraduate Research

 

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