Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants to UC Irvine’s Fall 2020 Incoming Freshman Class

This information is for prospective freshmen (students who are seniors in high school). If you are a transfer student, please go to FAQs for Transfer Students for more information.

Do I need to apply to join the Campuswide Honors Collegium?
Admission to the Campuswide Honors Collegium for incoming freshmen is by invitation. No additional application beyond the UC Irvine Admissions Application is necessary. Selection for incoming freshmen is based on your UC Irvine application.

How will I know if I am invited to join the Campuswide Honors Collegium?
Incoming freshmen will receive an invitation letter from Honors in the spring. Selection for Campuswide Honors will also be indicated in your UCI Applicant Portal.

How do I maintain my eligibility for the Campuswide Honors Collegium?
Your invitation to join Campuswide Honors is conditional upon admission to UCI, and upon fulfillment of the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement before you begin classes in the fall.

I received an email in the fall of 2019 from UCI about the honors program. Does this mean I have been selected to join Campuswide Honors?  
The email was sent to inform you and other outstanding students about Campuswide Honors and honors opportunities at UCI, as you make your college decision. It was not an offer of admission to UCI nor an invitation to join Campuswide Honors.

What if I am not invited to join the Campuswide Honors, and would like to join?
If you are not invited to Campuswide Honors as an incoming freshman, consider applying to the program once you have become a UCI student. In order to be eligible to apply, you must have completed at least one quarter at UCI as a full-time student (a minimum of 12 units taken for a grade) with a GPA of 3.5 or better, and have completed the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement.  Many students enter Campuswide Honors through this application process. See the Campuswide Honors Admissions page for further information.

Does your program have scholarships?
At UCI, merit scholarships (including the Regents’ Scholarship) and financial aid are handled by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Go back to the Campuswide Honors Prospective Student page