Admissions Requirements

Admitted high school seniors who meet the following criteria will be invited to apply:
  • Academic Achievement (High School GPA of at least 3.7)

ACT Composite Score of at least 29 (SAT R score of 1360)

Qualified candidates will be invited to apply via a supplemental application in the Admissions student portal. Students must have a completed Creighton Admissions Application by December 1st in order to be eligible to apply to the Honors Program. Honors Program applications are due on January 5th, 2018.

The Honors Program application consists of the following items:

  • Activities Resume
  • Honors Essay. This essay is your best chance to let us know who you are. Therefore, choose your ideas judiciously, organize them effectively, and make sure we hear your unique voice in your responses. Do not compose an essay that any bright and motivated student could have written, but an essay that reveals something important about yourself. Please write a 500 word response to the prompt, "Describe a moment that forced you to change your opinion about an issue or a person."
  • Graded Writing Assignment. The Honors Program is writing intensive and providing a copy of a graded written assignment will give us further insight into your writing ability. Please provide a scanned copy of a graded written assignment from your high school career that showcases your finest work to date, of any length or discipline. If a graded copy is not available, the original word document along with a brief description of the course, assignment, and grade received will suffice.

Letter of Recommendation. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or high school counselor is required.

All applicants are required to complete a Honors Program interview. Interviews will be conducted on campus during the Special Programs Day held on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Applicants are highly encouraged to attend Special Programs Day. If you are unable to attend, phone interviews will be available January 15-26, 2018.

 

Application for Current Freshman

Current freshman who want to be considered for the honors program should provide the following materials to the Honors Director before February 20 (spring term, freshman year):

  • Demonstrated interest in the program
  • Current resume and GPA. Please include a transcript (an unofficial one will do).
  • Two 500-word essays:
    1. Describe a moment that forced you to change your opinion about an issue or person.
    2. Please familiarize yourself with the Mission, curriculum and other aspects of the Honors Program. Discuss the contributions you can make to the Honors Program. In your opinion, what is the purpose of the Honors Program?

    These two essays are your best chance to let us know who you are. Therefore, choose your ideas judiciously, organize them effectively, and make sure we hear your unique voice in your responses. Do not compose an essay that any bright and motivated student could have written, but an essay that reveals something important about yourself.

  • One recommendation letter

Please do not try to access the online application form. The Admissions Office reserves that application for current high school students.

Students who pass the written application stage will be invited for an interview.

 

 

Interested students should note that admission is highly competitive. Eligibility to apply, which is based on achieving the stated grade point average and test scores, assures only consideration and not acceptance to the Honors Program.