Admittance to the Honors program is based upon the following requirements:
- First-time freshmen must have a minimum ACT score of 27 or above, rank in the top 25% of their high school class, complete a written essay, and provide one academic letter of recommendation. Prior to applying to the Honors Program, the student must apply and be admitted to UNK.
- Current students who wish to join the Honors Program may apply after completing 12 credit hours. These students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and complete the Honors Program application online.
- Transfer students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA from their former university or college and complete the regular application process, including one letter of reference, transcripts, and a written essay. These students should contact the Director before applying to ensure the Honors Program is a good fit with their academic plans.