Honors Program

Program Benefits

Benefits of Participation

The IU South Bend Honors Program offers many benefits ..

  • Honors Scholarships for all students
  • 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
  • Use of the Honors Lounge (AI 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

The priority filing deadline of the application is May 1.


Current IU South Bend Students and Transfer Students (with at least 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:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Application, including a Personal essay and Resume