The Honors College is designed to enhance the Miami experience for our most motivated, intellectually curious students. The primary pathway by which students enter our program is through their college admission to Miami University. Current Miami students can also seek admission to the Honors College.


There are no minimum criteria to be considered for the Honors College. Please review the appropriate information below to learn more about admission processes. Students who are admitted into the program typically have outstanding academic records and impressive accomplishments outside of the classroom.

Application Process

Prospective Students

High school and transfer students who wish to be considered for admission into the Honors College must indicate their interest on their admission application.  

Current Students

Miami students on the Oxford campus may apply during their first year to the Honors College. Students who wish to be considered for admission into the Honors College during their first year may visit Current Student Admission for more information.

Current Regional Campus Students

Regional campus students who wish to be considered for admission into the Regional University Honors Program may visit Honors at Miami Regionals for information.

Program Benefits

  • Individualized and holistic advising provided by a knowledgeable and experienced advising team
  • Access to small, rigorous Honors courses that connect students to other high-achievers
  • Funding for research and independent projects that prepare students for the rigors of graduate school and the professional world
  • Unique opportunities to engage with guest speakers and distinguished scholars-in-residence
  • Distinct experiential learning options designed exclusively for Honors students
  • Opportunities to be a part of a close-knit learning community that shares a love of learning and commitment to academic rigor
  • Placement in Honors Residential College
  • Priority registration for all Miami courses
  • Honors transcript notation
  • Honors students are encouraged to apply to Miami’s combined bachelors/masters degree programs