1. When can I apply for Summer Honors 2019?

The application for Summer Honors 2020 will open early February 2020. 


2. What is the cost of the program?

The total cost of the 2020 Summer Honors program is $425. This includes tuition, housing, and all meals.


3. How many students attend Summer Honors?

Approximately 180 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.


4. What does a typical day at the Summer Honors Program 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 even during free time students may have to complete homework assignments or study for their seminars. A tentative daily itinerary is listed below. There will be fluctuations dependent 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
  • 8:00-11:00 p.m. Free time until curfew at 11:00 p.m.


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. Is there a curfew?

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


8. 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 director of the program will escort the student to Union Hospital. The emergency contact of the student will be contacted as soon as possible.


9. Can I request a roommate?

If you would like to request a roommate, please submit the request to admissions@indstate.edu by Friday, June 26, 2020. Both you and your requested roommate must mutually request each other. Please include your student ID number as well as the student ID number of your roommate in the request.


10. 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 am on Saturday, July 18. Move-out will occur from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. For further questions, please contact our Office of Admission at 800-GO-TO-ISU.