Loyola University Maryland

Honors Program


Phi Beta Kappa students

Note: You must apply to Loyola University Maryland before applying to the Honors Program.

Admission to Honors requires a separate application, in addition to the application for Loyola University Maryland. The Honors application consists of two parts:

  1. Online application.
  2. Two essays. The prompts for the essays are provided in the application and both must be included when your application to the Honors Program is submitted.

The Honors Program seeks to admit students who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a desire for academic rigor, and a love of learning for its own sake. In reviewing Honors applications, the Director is interested in candidates who have successfully pursued the most demanding curriculum available at their school and who are eager to undertake the intellectual challenge that the Honors Program offers its students. Admission is extremely selective, and neither acceptance by the University nor a grant of scholarship aid is a guarantee of admission to Honors.


  • Early Action deadline for the Honors Program is December 15, with notification sent via U.S. mail by February 1.
  • Regular Action deadline for the Honors Program is February 15, with notification sent via U.S. mail by April 1.

Applicants may apply Early Action to Loyola University Maryland and Regular Decision to the Honors Program if they so choose. Applicants should note that they can apply for early action to the Honors Program only if they are also applying early action to Loyola University Maryland.

Current Loyola students may apply for admission to Honors up to the close of their first year, but they should be aware that normally very few, if any, spaces are available.