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Welcome to the Honors College at OSU.

We're glad you're here.
You may be wondering if Honors is the right fit for you. We're a small college (serving just over 2,000 students), but with our multiple options for admission, our commitment to diversity, and the flexibility of our academic program, the Honors experience is available to any student who chooses it. And so far, 93% of students who pursue Honors decide to stick around.  

Still thinking about it?

Don't just take our word for it
Below you can read first-hand accounts from our students who share how they have benefited from their time in Honors. 

Honors Courses

Honors classes take students on a different intellectual journey
But really, what does that even mean? Click the link below to find out.

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  • Students will then be asked to respond to the "Honors Question". Don't worry, it's goofy and will not be factored into the evaluation. Its purpose is to ensure students don't accidentally select to apply to Honors.
  • If a student meets our automatic admission criteria then this should be the final step before attending New Student Orientation. However, if a student falls below this automatic criteria, we would love the opportunity to give further consideration to the application and encourage students to fill out the holistic review form (also included in the main OSU application).
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Choosing Your First Honors Course

  • First things first, sign up to attend New Student Orientation (hint: the earlier the better).
  • Watch your emails closely, especially in the weeks leading up to your orientation date. Information about the Honors College session will be included in these emails.
  • Let's pick a fun class. During your orientation session, you will meet with an Honors College advisor who will help you select an honors course based on the regular, non-honors courses you need to take and based on what you are most interested in. 
Selecting An Honors Course During NSO

Honors College Advantages

  • Priority enrollment which allows honors students to enroll the very first day classes become available.
  • Small class sizes which lend to a more interactive and engaging learning environment.
  • Access to additional college funding opportunities.
Read More About Advantages Here

More Prospective Student Resources

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Still weighing your options on where you'll be attending school next fall? No problem. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions can help schedule your personalized tour of the Honors College.

Attend a virtual campus tour. See the updated deadlines for admissions. Get in touch with your admissions counselor. You can ask them tons of questions.
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Housing & Residential Life

Haven't decided where to live next semester? Check out the virtual tour of all our residential options here at OSU. Hint: The Honors College has Living Learning Programs (LLP) based in Stout Hall and West Bennett.

Res Life virtual tour Honors LLP info
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