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New Honors Students and Scholars Fall 2014

Access Your Excellence

As a prospective freshman with an ACT score of 25 or above, or as a current Northeastern Illinois University student or a transfer student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, you are eligible to apply to participate in the University Honors Program (UHP). 


Designed for students in all fields of study at almost every stage of degree progress, the UHP is open to eligible undergraduates who have a minimum of three remaining academic terms before graduating from Northeastern Illinois University. Join us as a freshman, a sophomore, or a junior—as a full-time or part-time student.

This flexibility makes the UHP at Northeastern uniquely accessible, making us an exceptional place for you to discover your strengths and prepare for your future.

Enjoy the Benefits

Priority registration, small classes, access to merit-based scholarships open only to UHP students, personalized academic advising, graduation with Northeastern Latin Honors, and the distinction of “Honors Scholar” on your diploma and transcript—these are the just some of the benefits of the UHP. 


The UHP curriculum will help you build academic community with peers and faculty members, become a skilled researcher in your field, and devise and complete a senior project that will set you apart and prepare you to achieve your professional and academic goals. 


Become part of an exceptionally driven and ambitious community of achievers. Among its current students, the UHP counts the President of the Student Government Association, the Northeastern Lincoln Laureate Scholar, three McNair Scholars, twenty Presidential Scholars, three Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship recipients, and multiple Study Abroad alumni and summer research interns. The majority of our current students have earned merit-based tuition scholarships from the UHP and/or their College, and many are recognized with awards from their major department.

Succeed at Northeastern and Beyond

Our students produce outstanding undergraduate research. UHP Scholars have a strong track record of presenting at the Northeastern Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium and winning awards at academic conferences across the country. Recent UHP graduates include the recipient of a National Science Foundation Research Scholarship, scholarship winners admitted to Ph.D. programs in English, Epidemiology, and an interdisciplinary program in History and Anthropology, and students starting M.A. programs in Art Therapy, Behavioral Science, Meteorology and Urban Planning.

Stop by for detailed information on all aspects of the University Honors Program. Our office is located in Room B 141. Or, contact us at or (773) 442-6044.

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