For a step-by-step summary of the ICS Honors Program process, please visit the Program Overview Page.


Please be sure you have reviewed the program details and eligibility requirements listed below before applying. You are eligible to apply if you complete the following conditions by the end of the quarter in which you plan to apply.

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.2
  • A GPA of at least 3.5 in the courses listed below:
    • Group 1 courses – Computing (for any major, one of the following):
      • ICS 31, 32, 33, 45J (BIM or INF ONLY) – OR –
      • ICS 31, 32, 33, 45C, 46 (CGS, CS, CSE, DS, SE) – OR –
      • GDIM 31, 32, 33, 25, 27 (GDIM ONLY)
    • Group 2 courses – Math (for any major, one of the following):
      • Math 2A-B (BIM, CGS, CS, CSE, DS, SE) – OR –
      • Stats 7 and ICS 6B (INF ONLY) – OR –
      • Stats 6 (GDIM ONLY)


The application has two parts:

  1. The deadline to submit an application for 2022-2023 Honors Program was Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5 pm. The Online Application will ask for your GPA in a set of required courses, the names of two faculty references, and a one-page statement about yourself and your intellectual achievements, accomplishments and goals. You may wish to indicate any research projects (e.g. CS 199, INF 199, or STATS 199) in which you have been actively involved.
  2. As part of your application, you will need two faculty references. Please direct them to the Faculty References form so they may answer a few short questions about their experience with you.  The deadline to submit faculty references was Friday, June 3, 2022 at 5 pm. Faculty references must be from the Bren School of ICS.

After You Apply

Decisions will be sent out via email after Spring grades are released. If you are admitted into the program, your decision email will contain an authorization code to enroll in ICS H197 in the Fall.