Honors Program

Enhanced opportunities for Honors students

The Herron Honors Program connects motivated, high-achieving art and design students and gives them more opportunities to challenge themselves academically.

Herron Honors students have membership to the IU Indianapolis Honors College, with access to the study space, computer lab, collaboration rooms, and advising staff in University Library. They also have the opportunity to pursue the Honors minor in leadership.

Exterior of University Tower residence hall.

Live in Honors housing

There are two options for Honors housing on the IU Indianapolis campus. Herron Honors students can apply to live in The Tower their freshman year, or the Campus Apartments on the Riverwalk after that.

See where Honors students live


Once admitted to the Herron Honors Program, students must maintain a 3.3 GPA and complete 24 honors credits to receive Honors designation on their diploma. At least 15 of the Honors credits must be earned in Herron courses.

Applicants to the Herron Honors Program must:

  • Be admitted to the Herron School of Art and Design
  • Have 15 GPA hours completed at IU Indianapolis, with at least 3.5 cumulative GPA, or have an Associate's Degree from a two-year institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a portfolio of art or design work (B.F.A. and B.A.E. candidates) or academic work (B.A. candidates)
  • Be enrolled at IU Indianapolis full time
  • Have at least four semesters remaining at IU Indianapolis
  • Complete a Herron Honors Program application

Apply online

Honors College applications will open March 1. The deadline to apply is May 11.


Contact Jennifer Lee, associate dean for academic affairs, at 317-278-6060 or jenlee@iupui.edu.