The Office of Undergraduate Admission is excited to announce that starting in the Fall of 2022, transfer applicants will now have the opportunity to be considered for direct admisstion into the University Honors Program.
Membership in the University Honors Program is limited to the highest-achieving students at Catholic University. Students study foundational works and great ideas in small, seminar-style classes under the guidance of faculty who are considered “the best of the best” of our teachers and scholars.
The curriculum includes interdisciplinary courses in the classical liberal arts, as well as courses in contemporary subjects in the social and environmental sciences.
As an Honors student you will enjoy a number of privileges, including preferred course registration and the option to participate in cultural excursions in Washington, D.C., as well as special social events on campus. Honors students form an exceptional cohort of students who support each other in the pursuit of academic and personal excellence both inside and outside of the classroom.
Transfer applicants are automatically considered based on their performance in high school and college. Academically qualified students are notified of their invitation to join the Honors Program at the time of admission along with scholarship notification.
Eligibility for Consideration
Apply by the Priority Deadline for automatic consideration
April 15 for Fall Admission
October 1 for Spring Admission
Students who apply after the priority deadline
May request consideration from the Honors Office after they have been offered admission to University
No application necessary
Honors Review Criteria
Excellent Academic Performance at Previous Institution(s)
Minimum 3.5 GPA
Membership in Honors Society ie. PTK (not required).
Further Evaluation of Potential Candidates
Closer examination of Curriculum at previous Institution
While college performance will have a higher evaluation priority, each student’s high school performance, including the depth of the curriculum, will be considered
Benefits of Transfer Honors Program
Transfer Honors Scholarship
Access to Honors Advising and Honors Class offerings
Possibly Housing dependent on availability for Second semester freshmen