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:
- Be a first-year applicant to Cal Lutheran
- Submit a complete Early Action Application by November 1st, and be admitted to CLU
- 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.
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
- Test scores or Supplemental Questions (depending on if you apply test optional or not)
- Letter of recommendation
- Registration for Honors Day opens. Eligible students will be notified how to register.
- Virtual Honors Day Interviews take place
Students who are invited to attend Honors Day RSVP online for a virtual interview appointment.
You are encouraged to wear attire that will fill you with confidence as you complete your interview.
Setting up for your interview
If possible, try to create a quiet space that will have little to no distractions for you or your interviewers (this could be a bedroom, dining room, or living room). You are welcome to utilize any technology such as headsets and/or peripheral microphones if you prefer.
We encourage you to turn on your camera as you are able and comfortable doing so; however, if your device does not allow for it, or you don’t feel comfortable having your camera on, that is okay. Our interviewers are excited to get to know YOU. Take a deep breath and know you already have the answers.
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 two members of the Cal Lutheran community, 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.
The interview will take place via Zoom, and you will be emailed instructions on how to connect once you register for your appointment. You will be able to join the Zoom session up to five minutes prior to your scheduled interview time. Interviewers will contact you at the mobile number provided during registration if they are unable to connect with you in the first few minutes to help troubleshoot any connectivity issues. If you have not heard from your interviewers (and have not connected via Zoom) five minutes after the scheduled start time, please call 805-493-3135 for assistance.
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