Calhoun Honors College


Below are important dates and deadlines for submitting your Honors College application. Please take note of all deadlines and the resulting notification for Honors admission.

Students who apply to the Honors College after March 1, or whose supporting materials are submitted after March 15, may be considered for admission to the Honors College on a space available basis. However, we cannot guarantee that such applications will receive consideration.

A complete Calhoun Honors College application includes

  1. The student application (submitted using the Honors web-based application form)
  2. A teacher letter of recommendation (submitted using the Honors web-based system; recommender will receive an email request after student application submitted)
  3. A counselor letter of recommendation (submitted using the Honors web-based system; recommender will receive an email request after student application submitted)
  4. A current transcript (submitted either by uploading using the Honors web-based system, or by mailing, emailing or faxing directly to Honors)

The National Scholars Program (NSP) is Clemson's premier undergraduate, merit-based scholarship program. The NSP provides a competitive scholarship for eight semesters of undergraduate study. While not a part of the Calhoun Honors College, the NSP bases finalist selection on rigorous reviews of the Honors application. Click here for information about the NSP selection process and timeline; the NSP follows the earlier Honors priority deadlines.  For questions about the National Scholars Program, please visit their website.

Important dates and deadlines for Fall freshman applicants.

Notification By

Clemson University Undergraduate Application submission deadline

Honors College Application* Deadline
(submitted online)

Supporting Materials**
(submitted online)          

February 15 (midnight EST.) for Priority Applicants

December 1

December 8,              11:59pm EST.

December 15 11:59pm EST.

April 1 (midnight EST.)

for Non-Priority Applicants

February 15

March 1, 11:59pm EST.

March 15, 11:59pm EST.



Other Important Dates

Priority appeal submission deadline*** March 1
Priority appeal decision notification April 1    
Non-priority appeal submission deadline*** April 15
Non-priority appeal decision notification April 30

* The Honors College application must be submitted using the web-based form.

** The required supporting materials are a teacher recommendation, a counselor recommendation, and current transcript. The two recommendations must be submitted using the web-based form (recommenders will receive a request via email when students submit their applications). Honors prefers that the transcript be uploaded using the web-based form by either the applicant or a counselor, but transcripts can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the Honors College at the appropriate address or number below.

***The link to the Honors admission appeal form is located in the applicant's original Honors admission decision letter.  Following the Priority and Non-Priority decision notification dates an electronic version of the original Honors admission decision letter is stored in the applicant's ApplyWeb applicant status portal found here:

Clemson University
Calhoun Honors College
180 Core Campus
511D Fort Hill St.
Clemson, SC 29634-5106

Fax: 864-656-1472