Honors Programs Application Process

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Students applying for Fall 2020 admission and beyond are required to complete a separate application for consideration to Miami University's honors programs including the University Academic Scholars Program, the University Honors Program, and the Presidential Fellows Program. The application will be available starting in August 2019, after a student has submitted the Common Application to Miami University. 

Application Process

To be considered for admission to Miami University, students must complete the Common Application. Students can indicate their interest in applying to Miami University's honors programs on the Common Application. 

Within 24 hours of submitting the Common Application, students can access the application for honors programs on their Miami Applicant Status Page.

Fall 2020 Essay Prompt

In his 2016 Inaugural Address, President Gregory Crawford stated, "We know that society is looking to universities for solutions, not only in science and technology, but also in the ability to uplift the well-being and mutual understanding of people across the globe." What role and responsibilities do you believe universities have in this endeavor and how would you impact the contributions of Miami University during your time as a student?

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

Decision Timeline

Students selected for the University Honors Program and/or the University Academic Scholars program will be notified on a rolling basis, mid-December through April. 

Students selected for the Presidential Fellows Finalist Showcase will be notified in mid-January. Students selected as Presidential Fellows will be notified in mid-March.

If you have any questions, please contact your admission representative