UHP Admissions

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Admission to the University Honors Program

University Honors Program (UHP) Admissions is by invitation only.  Three points of entry exist.

 

Incoming UC Davis First-Years during Freshman Admissions period are invited based on:

Students are notified through the campus acceptance email and packet if they have been invited to join the honors program. Selected UHP participants must accept their offer via MyAdmissions by the UC Davis SIR deadline (May 1) for admissions.

 

Incoming UC Davis Transfer students during Transfer Admissions are invited based on:

Students are notified through the campus acceptance email and packet if they have been invited to join the honors program. Selected UHP participants must accept their offer via MyAdmissions by the UC Davis SIR deadline (June 1) for transfer admissions.

 

Current UC Davis first-year students are invited to apply through the UHP On-Campus Admit (OCA) program based on:

  • Achieved a UC GPA of 3.5 or higher during their first (fall) quarter of study

First-year students who meet the above requirement are emailed an electronic application by February. The application consists of short open-ended essays and questionnaire responses, requires a letter of recommendation from a UC Davis faculty member - Associate, Assistant, or (Full) Professor; Lecturers accepted - and an optional letter from an individual who can speak to one's current and future contributions (e.g., community agency, advisor). Applicants are expected to finish winter term with a cumulative GPA of 3.5+ and a 24 credit bearing units. Applicants are notified by mid-April of their acceptance/decline status.