How To Apply

Acceptance into the Business Honors Program is a highly competitive process and only the best qualified students are admitted. Qualifying credentials include proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and community service, commitment and dedication to the higher learning process, and the appearance of emotional and intellectual maturity.

Applications are accepted for students to enter as first semester freshman, first semester sophomores, or first semester juniors.  Sophomore and junior applications are accepted from both continuing UNC Charlotte students as well as transfers.  Space is limited, especially after the freshman year so highly qualified students are encouraged to apply early.

Students who hold a minimum 3.5 collegiate or high school grade point average, along with SAT/ACT and class standing equivalents are invited to apply. 

Learn more:

Please fill out an interest form for learn more about the Business Honors Program. 


To apply, students must:

The Honors College houses the Business Honors Program. Incoming freshmen and new transfers (under 60 credit hours) should apply in the Niner Scholars Portal to the Honors College. If they apply by the priority consideration deadlines below, they will also receive priority consideration for associated scholarships. Continuing UNC Charlotte students (under 60 credit hours) should apply to the Honors College by the regular consideration deadline, March 1. All students should review the required BHP Integrity Contract.

Application Timeline:

For priority consideration for honors and associated scholarships - 

  • Apply to the University by the Early Action deadline, November 1
  • Apply to the Honors College in the Niner Scholars Portal by December 1
    • Application includes essay, two academic recommendations, and resume
  • Apply to any additional scholarships you match with in the portal
  • Notifications for those who apply by these deadlines will be in February.

For regular consideration: 

  • Apply to the University by the Regular Decision deadline, February 1 
  • Apply to the Honors College in the NinerScholars Portal by March 1
    • Application includes essay, two academic recommendations, and resume

All completed, on-time applications will be reviewed for admission to the Honors College. Students interested in being considered for the specialized Business Honors Program must complete the Honors College application and on their application to the University must select a major in the Belk College of Business. Seats in the Business Honors Program are highly limited, so students are encouraged to meet the deadlines for priority consideration.  

The Belk College of Business is dedicated to building a diverse community of students. We strongly encourage students from all backgrounds and cultures to apply.