Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective Students

  • Can I participate in PLP/LLC and Honors?

    Yes, students can participate in Honors and either PLP or an LLC. Honors housing is optional while PLP/LLC housing is a requirement, allowing the programs to overlap.

  • What are your admission criteria?

    We do not have admissions requirements.  Every student who is admitted to DU can apply through their bannerweb. See "How to Apply" for more information.

  • How are candidates assessed?

    Honors candidates are assessed on their three essay responses and a recommendation. Only a score of your university application is lightly considered in this process.

  • Do I have to be committed to DU to apply for Honors?

    No, you do not.  You must be accepted to DU to access the application, but you can apply for Honors even if you haven’t made your final college decision.  Acceptance to Honors isn’t binding.

  • What are the benefits?

    See our "Why Honors?" page.

  • How demanding is DU Honors?

    DU Honors prides itself in a sequence of small, discussion-based courses that provide a uniquely engaging Honors experience while simultaneously fulfilling about half of DU’s Common Curriculum requirements. These classes are typically similar difficulty to that of regular classes.

    Besides classes, the Honors Program only requires attendance to an orientation event at the beginning of the freshman year.

  • When can I apply?

    Applications are considered in three rounds, the deadlines are:

    • Round 1: February 142023 (recommendations due February 21, decisions released by March 7)
    • Round 2: March 7, 2023 (recommendations due March 14, decisions released by March 28)
    • Round 3: April 4, 2023 (recommendations due April 11, decisions released by April 25

    See "How to Apply" for more information.

Current Students