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Honors Program

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The University Honors Program supports Eastern’s liberal arts mission by:

  • Offering academically talented students an avenue to demonstrate competencies characteristic of liberally educated students
  • Contributing to the enrichment of Eastern’s intellectual climate
  • Providing standards, curricula and learning approaches that serve as model educational practices at the University

The Honors Program is academically challenging and prepares graduates to become leaders in their communities, exhibiting the highest standards of ethical and intellectual integrity.

Incoming students may apply to the Honors Program before February 1 of their senior year of high school. The Honors Application Form is available online. A complete Honors application includes the linked form, the Honors Essay, and two recommendation forms from academic teachers that address the applicant’s academic experience and potential for success in Eastern’s rigorous University Honors Program. Learn more about the Application and Admission Process.

The Honors Council is now accepting applications from continuing first-year students or new transfer students who wish to join the sophomore cohort for fall 2023. Students must have earned fewer than 40 credits to complete the Honors Program requirements. The application is now live and must be submitted by April 15, 2023. Information and application instructions can be found on the Application and Admission Process page. We especially encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups to submit applications.

Dr. Timothy Cochran
Fine Arts, Rm 233
(860) 465-5193
Coordinating Secretary
Zosia Carlquist
Science Building, Rm 268
(860) 465-4317
(860) 465-4335

University Honors House
176 High Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
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