Current Student Admission

Current Miami students on the Oxford campus who would like to join the University Honors Program (UHP) have the opportunity to apply during their first year. The UHP will accept applications from first-year students during the fall semester. The application process is both competitive and comprehensive. The number of students admitted will vary depending on available program resources.

First-year Miami students who are already admitted to the Farmer School of Business should pursue the FSB Honors application process instead of the University Honors Program application process. Students admitted to the FSB Honors Program will also be admitted to the University Honors Program. First-year Miami students who are planning to apply to the Farmer School of Business, but who are not currently admitted to the Farmer School of Business, should apply to University Honors Program through the below application process. Admission into the University Honors Program does not guarantee admission into the FSB Honors Program.

Honors Current Student Application Process

All students interested in applying to the UHP as a current Miami student are invited to attend an Honors admission workshop. Workshop attendance is not mandatory. The workshop dates, times and locations for the 2019-2020 current student application cycle are:

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00pm in Irvin Hall 120
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00pm in Irvin Hall 120

The Honors Application will be available at 12:00 noon E.T. on November 1, 2019, and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019.

The application considers:

  • Your academic performance at Miami
  • Your essay response to the essay prompt provided in the application
  • A letter of recommendation from a member of Miami University faculty or staff

All parts of the application are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, January 10, 2020. Applicants designated as finalists will be asked to give a short presentation to and interview with the Honors admission committee.

Students whose applications are selected are required to participate in a Current Student Orientation Session, held in March (date and time TBA). Attendance is a required part of Honors admission. Students will start in the University Honors Program the semester that they are admitted, with all privileges therein.

Honors Requirements for Current Student Admits

In addition to all coursework required of all Miami students (i.e., major, divisional, and Miami Plan required coursework), current Miami students who are admitted to the UHP must also complete at least six Honors Experiences by the end of their undergraduate studies. Honors advisors will assist admitted students with developing their plan for completion of these Honors Experiences.

Please contact the University Honors Program at or at 513-529-3399 with questions.