Honors Day

February 2021

Honors Day is an invitation-only event designed to give admitted students in the top-tier of our applicant pool an opportunity to visit campus to experience Cal Lutheran first-hand.  Students learn about the University Honors Program, Undergraduate Research opportunities, and interview for the University's top scholarships — the Presidential Scholarships.


Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be invited to Honors Day:

  1. Be a first-year applicant to Cal Lutheran
  2. Submit a complete Early Action Application by November 1st, and be admitted to CLU
  3. Meet invite qualifications (eligible students will be notified by the admission office upon review of their application)

All students invited to Honors Day are also invited to join the University Honors Program.

The Honors Day event will take place virtually in 2021. Eligible students will be contacted with registration information in January 2021.

Important Dates and Deadlines

These are the important dates and deadlines for the 2021 Honors Day events.

November 1, 2020
  • Submit your Application for Admission and all supporting documentation by November 1st in order to be considered for Honors Day. Your application is considered complete when we have received:
    • Your application
    • Application fee
    • Essay
    • Test scores or Supplemental Questions (depending on if you apply test optional or not)
    • Transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation
January 2021
  • Registration for Honors Day opens. Eligible students will be notified how to register.
February 2021
  • Virtual Honors Day Interviews take place
Participant Information

Students who are invited to attend Honors Day RSVP online for a virtual interview appointment.

Professional attire is most appropriate for Honors Day (slacks, dress shirts, skirts, etc.).

Students will have one interview for the Presidential Scholarships. The Presidential Scholarships range up to full tuition for four years. Each interview will be with a member of our faculty and a university administrator, and will last approximately 20 minutes. The interview is an effort to get to know each student a little bit better. The interviewers will not be asking questions designed to mislead or confuse students. Questions in previous years have revolved around activities and interests; books, journals, or articles read outside of the classroom; what's happening in the world today; and an inspirational person.

Other activities include a session on the University Honors Program, and Undergraduate Research opportunities.

Sample Student Schedule
Time Activity
Varies Students will sign up for a virtual interview in February 2021