- Applications available with rolling acceptance
Step 1: You must submit your application for admission to HSU.
You will not be able to access the Julius Olsen Honors Program application until this step is complete. If you’ve already submitted your application for admission, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Prepare your Honors Resume
Include a 1-2 page summary of the significant accomplishments that identify you as a creative, goal-oriented, responsible, talented individual who will be able to contribute to the Honors Program. Evidence of your qualifications might include honors, awards, recognitions you have earned; books you have read that have had an impact on your thinking; honors and advanced classes or tests that demonstrate accomplishments; memberships, volunteer work, travel, participation in programs, leadership experiences, singular accomplishments in any arena.
Step 3: Prepare your Honors Essay
The Honors Council places great emphasis on this essay. The essay should be approximately 500 words in length, on one of the following topics: religious conflict, war and peace, poverty, or human rights. The audience for your essay is a representative of the Honors Program; your aim is to convey your ability to think deeply and broadly about a subject, communicate clearly and effectively in writing, and to convince the Honors Council that you will be an invaluable asset to the program and to the university.
Step 4: Obtain 3 letters of recommendation or names and email addresses for your recommenders
Letters that are not available to you when you submit your application may be emailed to Adrian Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Honors HSU Box 16122
Abilene, TX, 79698
Step 5: Submit your 2020-2021 Honors Program application
Hardin-Simmons reserves the right to deny admission to any student who does not fully comply with admission procedures established by the university. These admission decisions will be determined in a manner consistent with state and Federal nondiscrimination laws. HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its administration of education policies, programs or activities, admissions policies, or employment.