How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Honors Program are accepted throughout the year.

High school seniors may apply to the Honors Program after being admitted to UNK. They should have an ACT score of 27 or higher, a grade point average of at least 3.75, and complete the on-line application including a letter of recommendation. This should be completed by February 1 for scholarship consideration, although later applications are welcome.

Please note that applications for the Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship (link to OWH info page) must be postmarked or electronically submitted by November 15 each year. These applicants should have an ACT of 30 or higher, and a grade point average of 3.85.

High School students who do not have an ACT of 27 or higher may apply to join the Honors Program after completing one semester at UNK (12 hours or more). These applicants should complete the on-line application by February 15, and must include a letter of recommendation from one of their first semester UNK instructors. Applicants must have a UNK GPA of at least 3.5.

Students who do not have an ACT of 27 or higher may apply to join the Honors Program after completing one semester at UNK (12 hours or more). These applicants should complete the on-line application by February 15, and must include a letter of recommendation from one of their first semester UNK instructors. Applicants must have a UNK GPA of at least 3.5.

Transfer students may apply to join the Honors Program, but they should talk to the Director before completing the application. In cases where the student has completed a significant part of their general studies requirements, it may not be advisable to join the Honors Program. If they are still able to take 9 credit hours of Honors General Studies courses, it may indeed be a good fit for the student.