Honors Program

Application Process & Admission Criteria

Welcome to the Honors Page! We are glad you are interested! Check out the various pages here to learn more about the program. An Honors Program flier is also available as a PDF to the right. Please keep in mind that you must be in a bachelor's degree program, an on-campus student, and have at least two academic years (4 semesters) left in order to be eligible for the Honors Program. We also look for a GPA of 3.5 or higher; however, GPA's between 3.0 and 3.5, or even lower, will be seriously considered if you show intellectual curiousity and a desire to become active in the Honors Program, shown in your application essay.

To Apply: Ā Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applications should be submitted electronically to IUEHonor@iue.edu. Your application should include:

  • a completed Application Form (Word Version)
  • a copy of your latest transcript. We encourage an overall high school GPA of 3.5 for incoming students or an overall college GPA of 3.5 for currently enrolled or transfer students; if lower, please explain why in your essay.
  • a one-to-two-page, single-spaced, typed essay of intent;
  • a letter of reference from a high school teacher or college instructor (their form is on the Application Form)

For questions about the Program or about submitting your application, contact:

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre
  • Professor, English
  • Director, Honors Program, Honors Program Committee
  • 765-973-8531
  • Whitewater Hall 264
  • Faculty Profile

Honors Room

Reach Alisa Clapp-Itnyre in the Honors Room on Wednesdays 11 to 3 and in her personal office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2, and 3:30-4:45.

Springwood 202A; Ph 765-973-8621

Or contact University College at 765-973-8235