The Honors Program is open to students in all majors. Most Honors students apply for and are admitted to the program before entering as first-year students, but a limited number may be admitted later as Thesis Scholars. There’s no extra cost associated with enrollment in the Honors Program.
If you are near but don’t quite meet the GPA and/or ACT score guidelines but are interested in Honors, we encourage you to apply as all applications are reviewed for achievement and potential.
You may apply to the Honors Program in any of the following ways:
If you’re a current USD student or a transfer student, contact the Honors Program office to visit about your options as either a University Scholar or a Thesis Scholar.