After you have been accepted to Ashland University, you may apply for the Honors Program through your Admission Application Portal. Please consult the Admission Guidelines before applying. There is no application deadline and decisions for admission to the Honors Program are made on a rolling basis.   Current high school students wishing to apply for an Honors Program Scholarship may review the selection criteria and application at Honors Program Scholarships.

In addition to this application, you must complete an essay to be considered for the Honors Program.

Write an essay of at most 500 words (approximately two double-spaced pages) on one of the following topics:

  • If you could invite a real person (living or historical) and a fictional character to a dinner party, who would you invite and why?
  • Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. 
  • A hallmark of the Ashland University Honors Program is intellectual curiosity.  Describe how you have demonstrated intellectual curiosity in the past – a time that you immersed yourself in a topic and went beyond the requirements of a specific assignment.  What did you learn, and what impact did it have on you

If you are a current High School Student - Apply for the Honors Program and upload your essay through your Admission Application Portal. If you are a current Ashland University Student complete the Honors Application below and email your essay to

List extra-curricular activities including significant leadership experiences during the last two years. For the leadership experiences, describe how your leadership impacted the organization
List all significant involvement in community and other service projects during the last two years
Please list any honors and awards (academic or other)
If accepted to the Honors Program, do you wish to live in Honors housing?