Honors RAPs

As an entering first-year student, you may apply to join an Honors Residential Academic Program (RAP). These programs offer students the opportunity to live together and study together. The courses selected as part of these programs assist you in meeting your General Education and Honors requirements. During the first semester, you'll take two courses with approximately twenty-four other honors students living on your floor. Each of these Honors RAPs is located within one of the three Commonwealth Honors College Living-Learning Communities, also designated as Residential First Year Experience Halls.


There will be an application process to join these Honors RAPs. Please review important information about the application and selection process. If you have any questions, please review our FAQs about Honors RAPs. Any remaining questions should be directed to melissa@honors.umass.edu


Please complete the Honors RAP application by May 10, 2015 in order to be considered for the Honors RAPs. 


Here are the Honors RAPs that will be offered in Fall 2015: 



Concepts in Philosophy Honors RAP

Creativity Honors RAP

Cultural Explorations Honors RAP

Engineering Honors RAP

Global Learning Honors RAP

Health Science Honors RAP

Isenberg Honors RAP

Leadership Honors RAP

Nursing Honors RAP

Science and Math Honors RAP


To see the University's full RAP selection, please look at the RAP website.