Admission to the University of Houston-Downtown Honors Program is competitive. Successful applicants not only demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and potential, but also provide evidence of their commitment to community service and participation in meaningful extracurricular activities.
The University Honors program is currently accepting applications from new freshman students only.
Applicants meeting two or more of the following criteria receive priority:
- High School grade point overage (GPA) of 3.5 or higher
- Graduation rank in top 15%
- SAT score of 1200 or higher or ACT score of 26
The Honors Council acknowledges that standardized test scores do not always adequately reflect the talents of exceptional students. Students meeting one or more of the following criteria are invited to apply, and provide additional documentation demonstrating their potential to excel in the program.
High School GPA of 3.5 or higher Graduation rank in top 25%
SAT score of 1100 or ACT score of 23
Some examples of acceptable honors-level activities and accomplishments include:
- Six or more hours of dual-credit coursework
- AP exam score of 4 or higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- National Honor Society Membership
- Regional Level (or higher) UIL award
- Letters of recommendation from high school faculty or administrators
- More than 100 hours documented community service
Applications will be accepted through July 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. Applicants will be notified of their application status by mail.
Students must submit the following in order to be considered for admission into the UHD University Honors Program: