Honors Application Process
To be considered for admission to the University Honors Program, students must complete the Miami University Application for Admission. The Honors Application consists of a single essay on the Miami Supplement to the Common Application. Students who do not complete the honors essay as part of their Common Application will not be considered for honors admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Honors Decision Update:
Due to receiving nearly double the number of application from last year, we are still reviewing some application in the Honors Program. Students who have been accepted already will find notification of this acceptance in their Miami University Admissions letter.
We will send final honors decision letters to all other students, whose applications are still under review, no later than March 29, 2013 by postal mail. We appreciate your patience during this review process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to the Honors Program as a high school senior?
All high school students interested in gaining admission to the University Honors Program must complete the honors essay on the Miami University Supplement to the Common Application. Students must submit this essay when they apply to Miami University in order to be considered for admission to the University Honors Program.
How long should the honors application essay be?
What criteria do you use when reviewing applications?
While there is no set minimum or maximum length for the honors application essay, as a general guideline, we suggest 500-750 words.
We think that every student is much more than their class rank and test scores, therefore we have a holistic review process that considers many factors. MORE >>
Is there any difference between Honors I, Honors II, and Honors III?
From and Honors standpoint, there is no special consideration given to students who apply earlier. We accept the same proportion of students with the same overall profile at each application deadline.
However, from a University standpoint, there are differences that you should be aware of between the three deadlines. Students who apply Honors I will also apply Early Decision to Miami University, which is a binding decision. Students who apply Honors II will also apply Early Action to Miami University, which is the deadline for priority scholarship consideration. Students who apply Honors III will also apply Regular Decision to Miami University, which means you will not receive your admission decision until mid-March and you will not be given priority when scholarship funds are awarded. MORE >>
How will I be notified of my Honors Program application decision?
You will receive a decision on your Honors application at or around the same time you receive your decision notification from Miami University’s Office of Admission.
What is the minimum test score I need to be considered for Honors admission?
We review ALL applicants to the Honors Program regardless of test score, class rank, or gpa. These factors do carry some weight in the review process, but there is no minimum score or number students must meet in order to be considered.
How many students enter the UHP each fall?
Approximately 1,800 students apply for the Honors Program each year and we have an incoming class of about 400 students annually.
Do students receive scholarships for being in the Honors Program?
No. Although nearly all Honors students will receive a merit scholarship award from Miami, there is no guaranteed amount, and it is not tied to your standing in the Honors Program.
If I don't apply for the Honors Program will I still be considered for scholarships at Miami?
Yes. To be considered for all Miami scholarships you simply need to complete the Miami University Application for Admission. More About Merit Scholarships >>