Apply to Honors


Students may submit applications to the Honors College at any time throughout the year. Most late applications with all supporting documents will be considered automatically for the following semester. Students are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of advanced registration privileges each fall and spring semester.

Important Deadlines

  • Applications for fall admittance are due by July 1
  • Applications for spring admittance are due by November 30

 

Incoming Freshman

To apply for admission to the Honors College, incoming freshmen students must submit the following:

  1. The application form
  2. Your official transcript from your high school.
  3. Two recommendation letters from your high school teachers with current knowledge of your academic performance and motivation. (You are more than welcome to send in additional letters from others but the above two are mandatory.)
  4. Your 500-1000 word essay describing an incident, person, or book which has had an important influence on your life. See example: Essay format for Application
  5. Résumé See example: Essay format for Résumé

 

Current SHSU or Transfer Students

To apply for admission to the Honors College, transfer or current SHSU students must submit the following:

  1. The application form
  2. Your official transcript(s) from each college/university where you have received college credit.
  3. Two recommendation letters from two of your college professors (from the most recent college you attended) with current knowledge of your academic performance and motivation. (You are more than welcome to send in additional letters from others but the above two are mandatory.)
  4. Your 500-1000 word essay describing an incident, person, or book which has had an important influence on your life. See example: Essay format for Application
  5. Résumé-See example: Essay format for Résumé

 

The documents may be sent by mail, email, faxed (936-294-1090), or dropped by our office in ABIV Room 201.

Note: If you have already sent transcripts or test scores to the University, you do not need to re-send them to the Honors College but please let us know if we need to obtain them.

However, you can expedite the processing of your application to the Honors College by submitting unofficial copies of your transcripts directly to the Honors College. We will verify that your official transcripts have been received by the University Office of Admissions and process your application more quickly.

 



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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Fax: (936) 294.1090 | Email:honors@shsu.edu

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