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Top Scholars

Top Scholars: How To Apply

Admissions consideration requires excellent high-school grades and strong scores on the SAT or ACT. If you complete the admissions application online, and your self-reported scores are high enough, you will be invited to apply for the Honors College and top scholarships at the point of application. You must submit the freshman application and Honors/Top Scholars supplement by November 15th. All supplemental materials (including application fee official fee waiver, official high-school transcript(s), test scores, two letters of recommendation, and personal statement) must be postmarked or submitted by November 15th as well.

Note: The November 15th deadline is designed to give Honors/Top Scholars applicants more time to complete their essays. Applicants should submit their general University application and the Honors College/Top Scholars supplemental application together as one complete document. Those who meet the November 15th deadline will receive a decision on their University admission status during the week of December 14th (same timing as for October 15th Early Answer applicants).

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