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Application Requirements

Application requirements and selection criteria for the Advanced Honors Program:

  • Completion of at least 45 credit hours at the time of application.
  • UB GPA of at least 3.5.
  • One letter of reference from UB faculty submitted to Transfer students may use references from faculty at a previous institution. Letters from TAs, graduate students, academic advisors, employers and coaches will not be accepted.
  • Two short essays (each a maximum of 250 words):
    1. Describe how your previous and future activities, both inside and outside of the classroom, have critically shaped your education.
    2. Give us an example of a significant problem or issue in which you are interested — past or present, aesthetic, political, cultural, environmental, scientific, etc. — and how it was or is being, or ought to be, tackled. If you wish, this issue may be a preliminary thought/idea for your future thesis project.
  • A completed Advanced Honors Program Application.

Spring 2020 Advanced Honors Program Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, January 28 at 3:30 pm in 107 Capen Hall

  • Wednesday, January 29 at 2:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall

  • CANCELLED...Thursday, January 30 at 12:30 pm in 107 Capen Hall

  • Monday, February 3 at 4:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall

  • Tuesday, February 4 at 11:00 am in 106 Capen Hall (meeting room)

  • Friday, February 7 at 11:00 am in 107 Capen Hall


  • October 1 for fall admission
  • March 1 for spring admission

Last updated: January 27, 2020 8:53 am EST