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The Honors College seeks intellectually curious students who are concerned with the world around them. The Honors Curriculum and Community is designed to engage students in a breadth and depth of study culminating in a thesis in the student’s major.

How to apply?

Current University of Utah students may apply by uploading a response to the essay prompts in our application. Please include your university ID number (uNID), full name, and expected graduation date.

Our deadline for Fall 2022 admission for current students is July, 1 2022. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision by August 1, 2022.

**Note: First-year students may apply as early as the end of their first full semester at the University of Utah.


Essay Prompts

The Honors College at the University of Utah offers the nation's only Praxis Labs. Honors College Praxis Labs gather students from different majors to collaborate on innovative project-based solutions to big societal challenges. Students in these classes analyze a topic through in-depth classroom and field research such as lectures, panels, one-on-one interviews, readings and off-campus trips. After problems have been identified, students work together to put their solutions and ideas into action in the community.

(In 500 words) Please describe your idea for a Praxis Lab.  You can visit our Praxis Lab webpage to take a look at previous ideas. Tell us what community or social problem you would focus on, why this problem is critical to address, and what role collaboration must play in development of a concrete solution.


 (In 50 words) What is it that interests you about the Liberal Arts and Sciences education (hint: look this term up) offered by the Honors College?

**Please submit both of your responses in one single document.  Uploads must be pdf or doc. files only.