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The Fall 2022 final deadline for CONTINUING STUDENTS was June 20, 2022

Other Important Fall 2022 Dates

For newly admitted transferring and continuing students, after receiving your official Honors College acceptance letter, students will be required to attend one of our Honors Navigate sessions.

Each session is scheduled for 120 minutes, and you can choose to attend either an in-person or virtual session. Honors students should attend orientation with their primary college first to select their major related courses, before attending Honors Navigate.

To register for Honors Navigate, and learn more about honors courses for this Fall 2022 semester, please visit:


Each Honors Navigate session will include:

  • Overview of the Honors College and requirements
  • Fall 2022 Honors courses and activities
  • Q & A with current honors students and academic advisors


The available sessions are as follows:

  • Monday, June 20: Burnham Hall 121 @ 1pm – 3pm (CST)
  • Wednesday, June 22: Burnham Hall 121 @ 4pm – 6pm (CST)
  • Wednesday, June 29: Online (Zoom) @ 4pm – 6pm (CST)
  • Tuesday, July 12: Online (Zoom) @ 10am – 12am (CST)
  • Wednesday, July 20: Burnham Hall 121 @ 4pm – 6pm (CST)
  • Wednesday, July 27: Burnham Hall 121  @ 9am – 11am (CST)
  • Thursday, August 11: Online (Zoom) @ 1pm – 3pm (CST)

If you have any questions, please visit the Transfer or Continuing webpages or email:

Eligibility: Heading link

Please note that this application is only intended for current UIC students who seek admission to the Honors College for the Fall 2022 semester.

If you are a current student at UIC, have earned a 3.40 UIC GPA (UIC courses only), completed at least 12 credit hours of college course credit (one full-time semester) at the time of application, a minimum of 24 credit hours at the time of admission, and have at least four semesters left until graduation, you are eligible to apply to the Honors College.

How to Apply: Heading link

  1. Complete the online Honors College application.
  2. Submit two (2) required essays of approximately 500 words each:
    • Essay 1: Describe your academic and career plans in approximately 500 words.
    • Essay 2: The curriculum of the Honors College is composed of interdisciplinary courses, reflection, co-curricular experiences, and engagement with complex issues requiring dialogue and discussion. Please tell us in approximately 500 words why you believe this program is essential to your academic, personal, professional growth, and experience?
  3. Please upload your resume listing your extracurricular and community activities, work experiences, volunteer service, and hobbies. Please include any leadership roles or other accomplishments. You may also include scholastic prizes, awards or honors you have received, as well as special academic programs, such as summer enrichment or study abroad, in which you have participated. Alternatively, you may download our resume template, complete it, and upload it when submitting your Honors College Application.

Additional Information for Continuing Applicants: Heading link

Learn more about the Honors College curriculum and requirements before applying!

If you are interested in information about funding your education, please visit our scholarships page to view scholarships available to current Honors College students.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at (312) 413-2260 or