Transfer Application

Instructions: There are a number of documents required to be uploaded on the application form. Please look over the whole application to see what is needed and prepare these documents before you start working on the form. When you submit the form, you should see a notice that the application was received. If that notice does not appear, please contact the Honors Office (616-331-3219 or [email protected]) and inquire about the status of your application.

Biographical Information

Academic Information

GPA Scale *

Submission Materials Please submit all of the following:
  1. Your self-assessment. Instructions: You should first complete on your own the "Self Assessment for Prospective Students". In a few paragraphs, please explain how your self-assessment affirms your decision to apply to the Meijer Honors College. In your description, please also address any factors we should consider with regard to your qualifications (e.g., if you do not meet the ACT and/or GPA expectations).

  2. An essay. Please answer one of the following as thoughtfully as you can in an essay of at least a page or two. The essay should be an original composition that addresses one of the prompts, not a previously written piece or something adapted from another occasion.

    1. The I's. The Honors College curriculum integrates in various ways six key social and intellectual values: Inclusion, Integrity, Inquiry, Interdisciplinarity, Innovation, and Internationalization. Choose one of these words and use a personal experience to explain a time you've displayed or upheld this value.
    2. Change. Part of learning and maturing is occasionally changing one's mind on important matters. Describe an evolution in your own thought from one viewpoint or conviction to another. What prompted the change? How did you or do you feel about it?

  3. A substantial sample of your best writing from a recent course. Preferably, this should include research.

  4. Please upload current unofficial transcript including current courses you are registered.

Acknowledgement of Policy

Note: The work you submit will be handled in a way that respects your privacy. It will be used in the admissions process, and, unless you indicate otherwise, it may also be used for the following additional purposes: (a) as part of a sample of representative work--in which you would not be personally identifiable--to be included in an assessment of outcomes for Honors graduates; (b) as background material--in which you would be personally identifiable--for faculty who teach in Honors so that they can work with you more personally and individually from the start.

Please indicate your acknowledgment of this policy and your preference by selecting one of the following alternatives:

If you have any questions about what to submit here, please contact the Honors office at [email protected] or 616-331-3219.