Honors Programs Application Process

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To apply for any of Miami’s honors programs, indicate your interest in Miami honors programs when completing your admission application. Then complete the supplemental honors programs application via your Miami Applicant Status Page.


December 1 is the firm deadline to apply for the Presidential Fellows Program and the priority application deadline for the Honors College and the Prodesse Scholars Program. Students who apply for admission by December 1 will have until December 8 to submit their supplemental honors application.

Honors Supplemental Application

You will gain access to the supplemental honors application within 24 hours after submitting your Common Application.

Essay Prompt for 2021

The Code of Love and Honor is a personalized pledge derived from our Values Statement. Its first line is "I am Miami," signifying that each and every one of us, through our choices, and supporting and caring for each other, contributes to who we are and what we aspire to be — individually, yes, but also collectively — as Miamians.

Please explain what this aspirational statement means to you. Then, by using examples from your own experience, please share the ways you plan to contribute as a Miamian that embody the ideals of Love and Honor.

Your essay should be 500-1,000 words long.

Decision Timeline

Students selected for the Honors College and/or the Prodesse Scholars Program will be notified on a rolling basis, January through April.

In mid-January, finalists for the Presidential Fellows Program will be invited to attend a weekend competition in February, the Presidential Fellows Finalist Showcase. Students who are selected as Fellows will be notified in mid-March.

Transfer Students

As a transfer student you may apply for the Honors College by following the same application process described above. You must apply for admission by the transfer deadline and complete the supplemental honors application within seven days of the transfer admission application deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact your admission representative.