International Honors Program

PLU’s International Honors Program (IHON) is for students in any major interested in taking classes across disciplines to better understand international issues that you care about and impact you in your life today! IHON is an alternative way to fulfill your PLU general education requirements.

For details about PLU’s unique honors program, visit the International Honors Program webpage. You can also contact Dr. Seth Dowland, Director of the International Honors Program, at with any questions you may have.

Priority Application Date: February 15, 2023

Apply by the February 15 priority date to guarantee that your application to IHON is in the first round of decisions.

Regular Application Date: April 1, 2023

Apply by April 1 to guarantee that you get your IHON decision in plenty of time before the May 1 National College Decision Date.

You can still apply to IHON after the application dates!

Apply to IHON

The IHON application includes a brief form, personal essay, and short answer component. The IHON faculty review committee will also consider your high school transcript, received through your application for admission.

To apply and be considered for the International Honors Program (IHON), you must first be admitted to the University. If you have not yet applied for admission to PLU, you can do that via the Common Application.

If you are eligible as an admitted student, you will receive an email inviting you to apply for IHON. You may then apply from the link provided in your email or by logging into your PLU student applicant portal.

If you already have your PLU student applicant portal log-in, click the button below to start your application!