Each year, we accept several current EKU students who did not begin honors as incoming first-year students. Applications typically open in early August. Our priority application deadline is January 15, and our final deadline is April 1.
Current students may only apply to begin in honors during the fall semester. We do not open applications for the spring semester.
Application Requirements and Process
Admission to honors is a competitive process. Students with a strong academic background who show the potential for excellence in college coursework are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit an online application, which includes a résumé and three short essays. Our priority deadline for applications is January 15, and our final deadline is April 1.
Each application is holistically reviewed by a team of honors faculty, staff and current students, who take into consideration each part of the application, as well as cumulative college GPA. The average cumulative college GPA of current and transfer students is 3.70-3.80. You can apply to honors before you know your GPA. That information will be updated during application processing.
Students who apply by the January 15 priority deadline will receive a decision in mid- to late February. Students accepted as a priority applicant must confirm their acceptance by May 1. Current students are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline so they may choose honors courses for the next semester during advising and registration.
Applications received between January 16 and April 1 will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and students can anticipate a decision emailed within 4-6 weeks of their application date. All decisions will be emailed by April 15.
Current Student Honors Curriculum
Students entering the Honors Program after their first semester in college complete the Honors Gold path (PDF, 72.5 Kb), which requires 13-18 credit hours of honors coursework during the rest of their EKU career.
Our honors curriculum paths are personalized to your specific major and educational goals. Email email@example.com to learn more about what your honors curriculum path would look like.