University Honors Program


Prospective SMU Students:

Open to qualified students of all majors the University Honors Program invites up to 185 first-year students to join the program each year.

No separate application is required.  Students who apply to SMU are automatically reviewed for the UHP.  Members are reviewed on the basis of academic merit reflected in their standardized test scores, un-weighted high school grade point average and rigor of high school curriculum.  Generally, students in the top 10% of the entering first year class will receive an invitation to participate in the University Honors Program.

Invitations are mailed to selected students soon after they have been notified of their admission to SMU.  The invitation includes an informative brochure as well as instructions for accepting membership in the program by submitting a non-binding academic contract to secure a spot in the UHP until the University deadline for paid deposits.

Current SMU Students:

Current students who have been enrolled at SMU for at least one semester and have a grade point average of at least 3.5 or higher may also apply to join the University Honors Program.   As the majority of Honors classes are in the University Curriculum, continuing students should apply before the beginning of their second year, after attending one of the UHP information sessions.

Interested students should attend one of the UHP information sessions to learn more about the Honors curriculum requirements and the application process.