Honors Program Application

Holistic Application Approach
UNO’s Honors Program takes a holistic approach to applications, so the two required essays and letter of recommendation really matter as we consider them alongside other data, including but not limited to:
• Evidence of advanced writing and critical thinking skills (demonstrated in an essay)
• Evidence of intellectual, academic, and community engagement and commitment (demonstrated in essay/by recommender’s letter)
• Composite ACT or combined SAT
• High school class rank (if available) and high school GPA

Please note that your essays for the Honors Program application can also be used for the Distinguished Scholarship applications (essays are aligned across these opportunities); there are ACT and HS GPA requirements for eligibility for those scholarship applications.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is unique about you and how would it contribute to our Honors Program's diversity? Respond with 100 words or less.
  2. Why do cats knock things off tables, and what is their ultimate goal?
  3. Please list the name and email address of one reference. You should request permission from the person to use his/her name as a reference, and the reference should come from an unrelated recommender, probably a teacher, who can speak to your potential for academic achievement.