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Honors College

The Honors College is an academic unit offering classes and experiences designed to enrich students’ education. As members of this college, students participate in a core of small and powerful classes, taught by faculty selected for their expertise and devotion to academic excellence. The Honors College dean, staff, and faculty work closely with each student to design a program of study that enhances the student's academic major and provides the best possible preparation for professional development and advanced study. Benefits of being an Honors student are many, and include a dynamic classroom environment; a vibrant community of peers; supportive faculty mentors; interdisciplinary courses that feature exciting perspectives on world events, culture, and history; high-powered experiential learning, including undergraduate research and internships; scholarly travel and field trips in the United States and abroad; special assistance with scholarships and job opportunities; priority registration; and honors housing.

Honors College Application

Admission to the Honors College is based upon academic performance and potential. There is not an application deadline, but interested students are encouraged to apply early, especially if they are interested in living in an Honors residence hall. Applicants must be admitted to Indiana State University before they will be considered for Honors College admission.

If you are interested in joining the Honors College, please submit an online application: APPLY HERE 

Note: If you are an incoming freshman with a 3.7 or higher high school GPA and you indicated on your ISU application that you would like to be admitted to the Honors College, you do not need to submit a separate Honors College application. 

Please contact the Honors College at 812-237-3225 with any questions about the Honors admission process. 

Honors Student Spotlight​: Adalyn McMurray

People of STATE: Adalyn McMurray

"Indiana State University psychology major Adalyn McMurray has studied the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on musicians and their concentration. Her understanding of human behavioral traits, critical thinking, and culture was further strengthened during a service-learning trip to Ireland." READ MORE

Honors Student Spotlight​: Meka Wiggins

People of STATE: Meka Wiggins

"Sycamore Meka Wiggins is motivated to make a difference. The Honors College student is studying to become a Physician Assistant and aspires to positively impact the health of mothers-to-be through a career in obstetrics/gynecology. Her undergraduate research opportunities at Indiana State are helping her pursue that goal." READ MORE

Honors Experience Spotlight​: 2023 Trip to Greece

Group Photo: Honors Students in Greece

Indiana State University students explored Greece as part of an Honors College course led by Marilyn Bisch, a senior instructor specializing in Latin and ancient Greek languages, literature, and culture. In addition to exploring the country, each student was tasked with completing a research project based on a site or topic explored during the trip, and then presented their findings at the conclusion of the course. READ MORE

Support the Honors College

If you would like to help support opportunities for Honors students, please consider making a donation to the Honors College.

Give Now: Honors College