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.


  • Program Summary

    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