Your path to the Honors Program begins here

To apply for the Honors Program at Concordia University, you must complete and submit the standard undergraduate admission application, as well as a special honors essay. Simply follow the two steps below.

Freshmen students who apply in advance of the November 15 Early Action deadline will be given priority consideration.

Undergraduate Application

The undergraduate application is available online. There is no fee for applying.

Honors Essay

To complete your honors application, we’d like you to complete a personal essay. The essay should be less than 1000 words, typed, double-spaced in 12-point font and should provide a compelling and substantial answer to the following prompt:

What is the purpose of college, and why is it important?

In our highly commercialized world, some view higher education as a commodity — one that delivers high economic returns. Arguably, students pay tuition, attend classes, and submit assignments to complete a transaction: the “purchase” of a valuable, college diploma.

Others disagree. They contend that college defies commoditization. Instead, it offers a unique opportunity for exploring significant issues, cultivating mentorships, and developing key skills — writing clearly, speaking persuasively, and thinking deeply.

This debate is alive and well on campuses across the country. Enter this argument. Take a position and defend it. When you’re ready, submit your essay to us via email and include the following at the beginning of your message:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Preferred email address

Best of luck!

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