University Honors Program

Honors-eligible students who wish to apply to the University Honors Program may do so through the Honors Program and Scholarship Application.

Ready to Challenge Yourself?

University of Louisville's Honors Program provides students with the chance to fly even higher. Some perks of the program include small class sizes (no more than 25 students), professional mentoring, study-abroad opportunities, suite-style housing and more.

Learn more about the University Honors Program.

How to Apply

Step 1:?Apply to UofL. You must?apply to UofL?before applying to the Honors Program.

Step 2: Apply for the Honors Program.?You don't need to wait for your UofL acceptance letter to apply for Honors. As soon as you receive your student ID via email (usually one business day after you submit your application) you can move forward with applying for the Honors Program and Scholarships via the UofL?Honors Program and Scholarship Application*.?

  • Honors Early Action Deadline: October 15 (details below)
  • Regular Honors Deadline:?December 15

Step 3: Check your email.?If you apply for Honors by the regular deadline, you will receive your decision in February.

Honors Early Action

UofL's Honors Early Action application process allows Honors-accepted students to receive their University Honors Program decision earlier than ever.? Honors Early Action is nonbinding – students receive an early response to their application but do not have to commit to the university until the decision deadline of May 1.

To be considered for Honors Early Action, you must submit:

If you apply to UofL and Honors by the Honors Early Action deadline, you will receive your decision by the end of November.

Please note: we will accept Honors Early Action applications until 12 a.m. on October 17 to accommodate extra processing time.


*You can submit up to three applications within the Honors Program and Scholarship Application. If you wish to apply for Honors Early Action and also plan to apply for Competitive and/or Mentored Scholarships, we recommend that you complete your Honors Early Action Application by October 15, and then complete your scholarship applications by the December 15 deadline.