Honors Program

Program Benefits

Benefits of Participation

The IU South Bend Honors Program offers many benefits ..

  • Opportunities to receive generous Honors Scholarships
  • Attainment of the prestigious IU Honors Diploma in addition to a designation on one's permanent transcript that the student has completed programmatic requirements. The Honors Diploma will help students gain a competitive edge in employment and in professional graduate student applications.
  • Early Registration Privileges
  • Enrollment in small, discussion-based Honors Courses
  • Research Opportunities
  • Interaction with a supportive group of Honors peers (membership in the Honors Club)
  • Participation in Honors social events and travel opportunities
  • Opportunity to live in the Honors Living Learning Community at River Crossing
  • Key-card access to the Honors Study Lounge  (Administration Building, Room 160)

Admission Requirements

High School Seniors

If you have already received your letter of admission to the Honors Program and would like to be considered for Honors academic and housing scholarship awards, the current requirements are:

  • Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.5 (or greater)
  • Combined Reading and Math SAT score of at least 1170; or an ACT composite score of 24
  • Be legally present in the United States (as defined by Indiana Haouse encated HB 1402 and SB 590)

The priority filing deadline of the application is May 1.

Current IU South Bend Students and Transfer Students (with 24-60 college credits)

Current IU South Bend students and transfer students may apply to be considered for the Honors Program. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

To be considered for the program, students should meet the following qualifications and complete the application:

  • 24-60 credit hours worth of IU South Bend or other coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Application, including a personal essay and resume