Honors Programs

Honors College

The honors experience includes dedicated communities of intellectually-driven students, professional development events, and forward-thinking, hands-on involvement in the City of Charlotte.

How to Apply


Application Requirements

Incoming Freshmen

  • Incoming freshmen can apply to the Honors College in the NinerScholars Portal
    • All applicants will be considered for the University Honors Program in the Honors College, which is open to students with any major. 
    • Additionally, eligible students will be selected from the Honors College applicant pool for the Arts + Architecture Honors Program (only students with a major in the College of Arts + Architecture), or the Business Honors Program (only students with a major in the College of Business). For more information about applying for honors programs, please refer to our Honors Programs website. 

Incoming transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours

  • Incoming transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours can apply to the Honors College in the NinerScholars Portal
    • All applicants will be considered for the University Honors Program in the Honors College, which is open to students with any major. 
    • Additionally, eligible students will be selected from the Honors College applicant pool for the Arts + Architecture Honors Program (only students with a major in the College of Arts + Architecture), or the Business Honors Program (only students with a major in the College of Business). For more information about applying for honors programs, please refer to our Honors Programs website. 

Incoming transfer students with 60 or more credit hours

  • Incoming transfer students with 60 or more credit hours or have four or fewer semesters remaining at UNC Charlotte are eligible to apply for one of the 29 departmental or college honors programs. Each program has different requirements and application processes. Select an honors program on this page to view more information on eligibility and applying for that program. 


For a complete listing of honors programs and for more information about applying to each program, please refer to our Honors Programs website.


Benefits of the Honors Programs:

  • Eligible for honors scholarships
  • Unique discussion-based honors courses with smaller class sizes
  • Optional on-campus honors housing in Levine Hall.
  • Priority registration for class selection
  • Internships and research experiences
  • Individualized honors advising and mentoring
  • Community service opportunities
  • Enrichment opportunities - including cultural activities, seminars, trips, exhibits, plays, museum trips, concerts, etc.
  • Attending or presenting at regional and national conferences
  • Study abroad programs exclusive to honors students

Students may join multiple honors programs and societies while at UNC Charlotte.


Merit Scholarship Programs

Levine Scholars Program

  • 4-Year Scholarship packages include:
    • $105,000 four-year in-state tuition
    • $155,000 four-year out-of-state tuition

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Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program

  • Available to students in the Engineering Majors
  • Scholarship packages include: 
    • Tuition and fees
    • Room and board
    • $19,000 annually, renewable
    • $6,000 professional development stipend for summer research or internship
      Engineering Leadership Academy

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Belk Scholars Program in Business Analytics

  • Available for students earning a B.S. in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Business Analytics and one of the following degrees:
    • Master of Science in Mathematical Finance
    • Professional Science Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics
    • Master of Science in Economics
  • Scholarship packages include:
    • In-state tuition renewable for four years
    • Opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years

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Martin Scholars Program

  • Must be Pell-eligible with zero expected family contribution
  • Average $3,000 per semester, based on unmet financial need
  • $3,000 stipend for study abroad or an internship
  • Open to any major
  • Support of a Martin faculty mentor

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