How to Apply
Highly-motivated students of all majors and interests are involved in the Honors Program. Take the next step toward joining this community of lifelong learners by applying.
We are excited that you are interested in joining the USD Honors Program!
The Honors Program is open to students in all majors, and there is no cost associated with the program. 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.
You can review program criteria below, though keep in mind that the Honors Program maintains a holistic approach to our application reviews; all applications are considered for merit, and highly-motivated students who may not meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with no firm deadline, but it’s recommended that you apply by December of your senior year in high school.