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If you meet the following criteria, we want you to apply to the Honors Program! Students from all majors are welcome. 

Incoming Freshmen

  • High school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher

  • A standardized test score is NOT necessary, now that USI is test-optional. Formerly, we did require an SAT score of 1220 or higher on the Math and Critical Reading sections or ACT composite of 25 or higher

If you're a strong student who identifies as an Honors student, but you do not meet the GPA requirement above, we welcome you to apply to the Honors Program to receive conditional admittance. You have the option to write an essay explaining why you're interested in Honors and any circumstances surrounding your GPA. 

Transfer Students and Current USI Students

  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours at USI or elsewhere with a cumulative 3.4 GPA 
  • If you have taken Honors courses at another college or university, your Honors credits may transfer. Please email and inquire!

For further information, contact the Honors Program at 812-464-1833 or