Davidson Honors College

The Davidson Honors College (DHC) provides outstanding undergraduate students with extraordinary educational and cultural opportunities. Honors College students enroll in challenging courses and participate in special experiences outside the classroom that enhance the regular offerings and activities of the University. The Honors College is open to students in any academic major, and offers the intensive learning environment of a small liberal arts and sciences college within a larger research university.

Students applying for admissions to the Davidson Honors College should show clear evidence of academic talent and motivation. Generally, a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 is expected, as well as an ACT composite score of 27 or SAT combined score of 1800 or higher. These criteria are not absolute, and highly motivated students are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the Davidson Honors College received by December 4 will also be automatically considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. The Presidential Leadership Scholarships are the University of Montana’s premier academic scholarships—recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community.

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To Apply

Students who aspire to become members of the Davidson Honors College (DHC) need to complete the Davidson Honors College Application. Students will be notified of their decision beginning December 18, and will be notified on a rolling basis after that date until the program is full. Remember, to be considered for the PLS, you must apply to the DHC by December 2.

College transfer students and currently enrolled UM students with a record of strong academic performance (GPA of 3.5 or higher) are welcome to apply for admission to the Davidson Honors College.