Honors Program

UNC Asheville’s Honors Program provides a rich curriculum for motivated students who seek to understand themselves and make a difference in the world. Together, students, staff, and faculty create a community of dedicated and enthusiastic scholars who care for the well-being of all. Honors students have opportunities to:

  • participate in enriching co-curricular and extracurricular activities
  • forge strong relationships with outstanding professors
  • interact with distinguished campus visitors
  • travel in the United States and abroad

Engaged in scholarship, campus life, and the greater Asheville community, Honors students value education and strive to create a better society, one in which every life may flourish. If you are a self-motivated learner who understands the value of challenging classes and are willing to give your time and talents to a greater cause, we encourage you to apply to the UNC Asheville Honors Program.

For prospective students, there are no additional deadlines and no separate application is required to be considered for the Honors Program. Admission counselors may nominate students based on the strength of their admission application. Our assessment considers the strength of the curriculum pursued, grades in core academic classes, writing, recommendations, and potential for impact in our community. Current UNC Asheville students have the opportunity to join the Honors Program after their first semester. Students eligible based on academic experience will be notified of how to express interest in their second semester.

For more information about the Honors Program, please contact honors@unca.edu.