Honors Application Essay Prompts

Honors Application Essay Prompts


The essay portion of the Honors application will ask you to write a 500-800 word essay on one of the following questions. This essay provides an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to write, to develop an argument, and to think logically. It also provides an opportunity for you to give us some additional insight into who you are, how you think and what you will be like as a student. This essay is a critical part of your application.

1. Discuss an issue or topic that you once thought you knew for certain but that you have since learned to question. Reflect on the meaning of this transformation for you.

2. Discuss two or three things you would like to accomplish in your undergraduate career, noting how Eastern Connecticut State University and the University Honors Program will help you achieve those goals.

3. An important component of Eastern’s Honors Program is the Honors thesis, which will require you to complete a significant piece of original research or creative work. Please explain why you wish to engage in a project like this as an undergraduate.


You may complete the Honors application and submit your essay here.