Eastern Michigan University Essay Prompt

Admission Requirements

Note: There is no deadline for the application and students may apply at any time.

Please find the admissions requirements below based on your student type. You should prepare these materials prior to starting your application.

**The references you provide will be prompted for letters of recommendation (if applicable)  

 *The Essay prompt is as follows:        

Please attach an essay describing your academic and personal accomplishments and career goals. Explain how your experiences have prepared you for success at EMU and in Honors coursework. In a concluding statement, express the nature and extent of your proposed commitment to The Honors College.

If you are not a competitive applicant, please explain your circumstances and other characteristics that can demonstrate your ability to succeed in The Honors College.   

Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words, 12-point font with 1-inch margins. 

Presidential Scholarship Competitor

1st Year Student

≥3.5 GPA AND ≥1200 SAT (25 ACT)

1st Year Student 

≤3.5 GPA OR ≤1200 SAT (25 ACT)

Current EMU Student

≥3.5 GPA AND ≥15 EMU Credits

Current EMU Student

≤3.5 GPA OR ≤15 EMU Credits

Transfer Student 

≥3.5 GPA AND ≥15 Transfer Credits

Transfer Student  

≤3.5 GPA OR ≤15 Transfer Credits

Student Contact Information XXXXXXX
*Personal Essay XXXXXX

Professional/Academic References (with valid email address)

**Letters of RecommendationX(2)X(1)X(1)

Applying to Honors

Please read the following before beginning your application. 
None of your information will be saved until you click SUBMIT. If you navigate away from this form your information will be lost. 

To reduce risk of lost information please have the following ready before beginning this application:

  • Personal essay (if required)
  • High school or current college GPA
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • Please note, if you do not provide a GPA or test scores, the system will automatically consider your application non-competitive.
  • Number of transferred credits or credits completed at EMU
  • Contact information for references (may need up to 2) 

There is no deadline for the application and students may apply at any time.

For questions and more information about Honors admission, please contact The Honors College office at 734.487.0341 or emuhonors@emich.edu.

Apply to Honors Online

Note: This application is Honors College specific and separate from the Eastern Michigan University application.

*The online application is supported by the following browsers/operating systems. Other versions may not be compatible with the site and your information may not be stored otherwise. 

Web Browsers:

Internet Explorer 11

Firefox 40-41

Safari 9

Google Chrome 46+

Operating Systems: 

OXS Yosemite 10. 10

Windows 7

Samsung Galaxy S3

Windows Surface 1

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