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Entering freshmen qualify for admission on the basis of the ACT composite score, high-school GPA, leadership, service, and extra-curricular activities.

Continuing SIUC students qualify for admission to the UHP on the basis of having completed 12 credit hours with a cumulative SIU GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Transfer students with at least 12 semester hours of transfer credit qualify for admission to the program on the basis of a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher on all non-SIUC college-level work.

Interested students should complete the UHP Application, then mail or bring it to the UHP Office (Morris Library, Suite 110).

*Note: Pre-Nursing students are ineligible for membership, as they will be graduates of SIUE

News and Events

Fulbright Success Stories:

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Doctoral anthropology student Justin D'Agostino was recently awarded the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship under the advisement of Dr. Melinda Yeomans, SIU Fulbright Program Adviser

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Undergraduate Research:

Several Honors students are doing Undergraduate Research for the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade. 

  • Jori Bonadurer, Faces of Death: Images of Masks on Roman Sarcophagi
  • Sarah Hollis, Importance of Cross-Cultural Understanding in International Trade: A Case between the United States and Taiwan
  • Sarah Orkin, The Meditationes Vitae Christi Manuscript in SIU’s Special Collections

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UHP is committed to enabling our best and brightest to reach their utmost potential. Students from all academic disciplines said that the UHP has been the highlight of their academic careers.

We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution and “invest in excellence” at SIU. More information about contributing can be found here.