How to Apply to the Honors Program
Application Deadline for Priority Consideration is March 1, 2013.
Applications will continue to be accepted through March 22, 2013.
For admission to the Honors Program and/or Honors Housing, please complete the Honors Program's online application form found at https://orgsync.com/61220/forms/63912.
1. If not a member of the UVU OrgSync community, you will be prompted to either log in by providing your email address and password or become a new member.
2. To become a member of OrgSync and complete the online application form, you will then be prompted to enter some basic information and create an account.
3. Once an OrgSync account has been created, you will then be prompted to complete the online application form. Please read the instructions carefully and have ready to upload: 1. PDF files of your high school and/or college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) and 2. Completed essay(s) in PDF, .doc. or .docx formats (essay prompts are listed below ). If you have questions about using our new online application, please call 801-863-6262 or 801-863-6841 for assistance.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only students admitted to the Honors Program are eligible for Honors Housing. Utah Valley University maintains a contract with Ventana Student Housing and pays two thirds monthly rent for each four-bedroom Honors suite. Honors students live with each other and each pay the remaining third of the rent, currently approximately $120 each month.
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Please note before beginning Honors Program Application Form:
Admission Essay Prompts
The cornerstone of the UVU Honors application is the essay. Draw on your best qualities as a writer and thinker; academic risk-taking is a core value of the Honors Program, so take some risks and have fun. We borrowed the questions below from the University of Chicago's famously unusual admissions essay tradition.
Work on the essay carefully, remembering that eloquent writing is both difficult and powerful. Have someone edit your writing but don't let an editor erase your unique voice. Your response will be evaluated on content as well as form (spelling, grammar, and punctuation). Please keep your response in the neighborhood of 500 words.
Housing Award Essay Prompt (if applicable)
Please compose an additional essay on the topic below that showcases your best writing ability. As in the essay described in section C, please demonstrate original thinking and polished writing. Proofread carefully to remove typos, clichéd phrasing, and unclear ideas. The most impressive essays will be clear and lively and will give us a vivid sense of who you are and what you can bring to Honors Housing. Aim for about 500 words.
"The instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight.
Perhaps you recognize this poem. If you do, then your mind has probably moved on to the question the next line poses: “I wonder if it’s that simple?” Saying who we are is never simple (read the entire poem if you need evidence of that). Write a truthful page about yourself for us, an audience you do not know—a very tall order.
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