Applying for Admissions

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Supplemental Essay and Questions Required for Honors College Applicants

After you have completed the IUP Undergraduate Freshman application, you will need to  submit the essay and short answer form online. The questions are listed below.

Additional Application Question

  • What in particular about the Cook Honors College motivated you to apply?
  • What qualities and experiences do you have which make you a good fit for the Cook Honors College program?

Essay Question

Essay: In 500 words, write about one of the topics below.*

*An essay can tell us things about you that your application can't. Please consider this when choosing your essay prompt.

  • E-mail (honors@iup.edu) a photo of yourself from an earlier time. Since hindsight is 20/20, what advice would you like to share with this earlier version of you?
  • If time and space travel were possible, and you were granted a one-week paid vacation to any period since the dawn of humans, which would you choose and why?
  • Talk about a time when someone convinced you to change your mind.
  • As we race into the future, what from the past is worth holding onto?

    Cook Honors College

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Cook Honors College
    290 Pratt Drive, 136 Whitmyre Hall
    Indiana, PA 15705

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    The Cook Honors College Edge
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    What Can I Major In?
    Get more information about majors you are interested in and what honors students have to say about them. 
    Our Typical Student
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    FAQ: Admissions
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