How to Apply

How to Apply to the Honors College

STEP 1: Complete your University of Delaware application.

STEP 2: Apply to the Honors College through My Blue Hen Home student portal. Access is granted after your UD application is complete. Apply to the Honors College with one additional essay through your My Blue Hen Home portal. See essay question options here.

Early Action

  • Deadline for UD and Honors application: Nov. 1

Note: If you want to complete your UD and your Honors College application by Nov. 1, you must submit your UD application more than 24 hours in advance of Nov. 1 to get access to the honors application.

  • Admission decision notification by Jan. 31
  • Honors decision notification by Feb. 15

Regular Admission*

  • Deadline for UD and Honors application: Jan. 15
  • Admission decision notification by Mid-March
  • Honors decision notification by April 1

*You can apply early action to UD and regular admissions to honors.

Honors College Virtual Information Sessions

Learn more about the Honors College and the application process from honors staff and current students.

Click here to sign up for a virtual info session.

General Session: October 20

Hear all about the Honors College and how to apply to honors.

Engineering Panel: October 28

Hear from staff and honors students in the College of Engineering.

Blue and Golden Weekend Open House Events

October 25, November 14 

Attend an honors session at our Blue and Golden virtual open house events. There will be 2 honors sessions on each date at both 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM.

Click here to sign up for a Blue and Golden Weekend open house.

Need additional options? Contact our office at honors@udel.edu.