Current Student Admission

Current Miami students on the Oxford campus who would like to join the University Honors Program (UHP) have the opportunity to apply during their first year. The UHP will only accept applications from first-year students who are enrolled for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. First-year students who deferred admission to the Spring 2021 semester or later will be eligible for admission in a future application cycle. The application process is both competitive and comprehensive. The number of students admitted will vary depending on available program resources. All students admitted into the University Honors Program through this process in Spring 2021 will be transitioned into the new Honors College with the rest of the current University Honors Program students in Fall 2021.

First-year Miami students who are already admitted to the Farmer School of Business should pursue the FSB Honors application process instead of the University Honors Program application process. Students admitted to the FSB Honors Program will also be admitted to the University Honors Program. First-year Miami students who are planning to apply to the Farmer School of Business, but who are not currently admitted to the Farmer School of Business, should apply to University Honors Program. Admission into the University Honors Program does not guarantee admission into the FSB Honors Program.

Honors Current Student Application Process

Apply to the University Honors Program with this link.

The Honors Application will be open until 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, February 15, 2021.

The application considers:

  • Your academic performance at Miami
  • Your essay response to the essay prompt provided in the application
  • A recommendation from a member of Miami University faculty or staff. Recommendations should be submitted using the form at this link.

All parts of the application are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, February 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 22, 2021. Applicants designated as finalists will be asked to give a short presentation to and interview with the Honors admission committee.

Questions about the current student application process should be directed to Teresa Radomski-Bomba, assistant director in the University Honors Program, at

Students whose applications are selected are required to participate in a Current Student Orientation Session, held in March (date and time TBA). Attendance is a required part of Honors admission.

Honors Requirements for Current Student Admits

In addition to all coursework required of all Miami students (i.e., major, divisional, and Miami Plan required coursework), current Miami students who are admitted to the UHP must also complete at least six Honors Experiences by the end of their undergraduate studies. Honors advisors will assist admitted students with developing their plan for completion of these Honors Experiences.