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When can I apply for Summer Honors 2024?

The application for Summer Honors 2024 is currently available for submission, and will close on June 7, 2024.

What is the cost of the program?

The total cost of the Summer Honors 2024 program is $425 with the exception of the Introduction to Aviation seminar which is $525 due to the additional cost of flight fees. This includes all meals, housing, seminar books and supplies, and seminar-sponsored activities. 

How many students attend Summer Honors?

Approximately 100-200 students attend the Summer Honors Program each year. The size of the seminar will vary but classes are intended to be small so that you receive individual attention from your faculty member.

What does a typical day at Summer Honors include?

Students are required to attend all class sessions as well as mandatory seminar meetings and evening events. While there is free time in the afternoon, the majority of the day is highly structured. Please note that students may have to complete homework assignments or study for their seminars, even during free time. A tentative daily itinerary is listed below. There will be fluctuations depending on the individual seminar and nightly entertainment. 

  • 7:00-7:50 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00-11:50 a.m. Class
  • 12:00–12:50 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00-3:30 p.m. Class
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free time
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30–8:00 p.m. Evening Entertainment
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m. Free time until curfew at 10:00 p.m.

Is Summer Honors a commuter or residential program?

Summer Honors students are required to live on campus for the duration of the program. The residential campus life experience that students receive is a valuable aspect of the Summer Honors program.

Can I bring my car?

Students are required to stay on campus for the duration of the week. If you choose to bring your car, the Summer Honors staff will collect your keys during orientation and issue you a parking pass.

Is there a curfew?

There is a curfew throughout the duration of the program. Students are required to be in the residential hall by 10:00 p.m. Room checks occur every night.

What if I need medical attention during the week?

If a student becomes ill during regular business hours, students will be taken to the ISU Student Health Center. Students are required to bring their insurance card and will be charged their individual copay rate. If the student becomes ill during the evening, the program director will escort the student to Union Hospital. The emergency contact of the student will be contacted as soon as possible.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes! Admitted students will be given instructions on how to request a roommate for the week.

Do I need to stay for the entirety of the program?

Yes, all students are required to stay through the entirety of the Summer Honors Program. The program will conclude at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20. Move-out will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For further questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 812-237-2121.