Honors program

Eligible undergraduate students of high academic ability can participate in an honors student program. Both Iowa State University (ISU) and the College of Human Sciences administer the program.

Incoming freshmen

Honors membership is by invitation only from Iowa State University Honors Program


Undergraduate College of Human Science students who have a GPA of 3.50 or better apply by filling out the University Honors Program application. Incoming freshman who were not invited by ISU use the same process.

Honors students can pursue a broader liberal education, create an individualized program of study, take appropriate graduate-level courses, and involve themselves in research. See the College of Human Sciences Honors Program overview for information on the honors student program benefits, process, and timeline.