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