Fall 2013 SDSU University Honors Program Application

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SDSU University Honors Program

Thank you for your interest in the University Honors Program at San Diego State University. We look forward to reviewing your application. The deadline to submit your completed application is February 1, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. We recommend that you apply as early as possible since no late applications will be accepted. Applicants will be notified about their admission status in early March.


If you have questions about the application process, please call the Honors Program office at
619.594.2872 or email honors@mail.sdsu.edu.

 
Please note that all freshman Honors Program students are required to live on campus in the Honors Residential College in Maya Hall during their first year at San Diego State University. Click here for more information about this requirement.
 
BEFORE you begin completing the application, please review the following Frequently Asked Questionsfrom our applicants:
  1. How many honors classes are required to complete the Honors Program?
    Students enrolled in the Honors Program must complete the Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Honors minor consists of 19 units of honors coursework; 10 of these units are interdisciplinary classes, and 9 units are honors sections of GE classes. Study abroad and a senior capstone assignment are included in the Honors Minor coursework. In order to complete the Honors minor, students typically enroll in 1-2 honors classes per academic year. For more information on the Honors curriculum, click here.
     
  2. What are the benefits of the Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies?
    The minor includes a unique offering of courses and seminars dedicated to interdisciplinary inquiry. The minor provides the ideal avenue for students to become intellectually well rounded. The integrative nature of the coursework invites students to reach beyond the boundaries of their academic major and join in scholarly conversation with students and faculty from disciplines other than their own. By facilitating a more sophisticated exploration of issues in an area by drawing from other relevant bodies of knowledge, the minor broadens and deepens a student's academic focus, and provides the intellectual tools for success in graduate school, professional work, and the modern workplace.
     
  3. Is study abroad required for the Honors Program?
    Yes, all Honors Program students are required to complete a credit-bearing study abroad experience. Students may choose from short-term study tours, to summer abroad programs, to semester-long and year-long exchanges. The university offers a number of affordable study abroad options and honors students are eligible to compete for study abroad scholarships.
     
  4. If I am admitted, how do I remain in good standing and graduate from the Honors Program?
    In order to graduate from the program, Honors Program students must complete the Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies, study abroad, achieve a cumulative 3.5 GPA, participate in Honors Program sponsored meetings and events.
  5. Do students in the University Honors Program receive priority registration?
    No. However all freshmen students receive early registration privileges. After your freshmen year, honors students register according to the standard registration schedule provided by the university. Despite not having priority registration, our students are very successful in getting the classes they need to graduate on time. In fact, 77% of our Honors Program graduates, many with double majors and double minors, graduate in four years or less.
     
  6. Can I save my application and come back and work on it later?
    Yes. You are under no obligation to finish your application in one sitting. To save your work and continue later, click the text at the top of the screen that says, "save and continue application later." When you click on that text, you will be prompted to supply your email address in order to save your work. You will then receive an email containing a unique web link that will allow you to return to your application where you left off. Do not misplace or delete this email, as our office cannot recover the web link for you. It is very important that you remember to submit the application after you are satisfied with your work and after you have copied and pasted your essay responses into the essay text boxes. Once your application has been submitted, you will be unable to access it again.
     
  7. Does applying to the University Honors Program commit me to attending to SDSU?
    No. You DO NOT have to commit to SDSU in order to apply to the University Honors Program.
     
  8. If I get accepted into the University Honors Program, does that commit me to attending SDSU?
    No. You DO NOT have to commit to the University Honors Program until you have decided if you are going to attend SDSU.
     
  9. If accepted to the University Honors Program, am I required to live in Maya Hall?
    Yes, all freshman Honors Program students must live in the Honors Residential College located in Maya Hall. Community College Honors Transfer students are not required to live in Maya Hall.
To complete the UHP application you'll need to: 
  1. gather and report your GPA, and SAT or ACT scores (for high school applicants),
  2. list extracurricular and community service activities, and
  3. write one 650-750 word essay (based on the provided essay prompt located on the last page of the application).
Neither letters of recommendation nor transcripts are required. Simply fill out the online application, including your short-answer responses and upload your essay.
 
CLICK HERE to view a pdf snapshot of the entire application, including the essay question.
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3. Are you an international student studying in the U.S. from a different country? *This question is required.
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