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Application Process

Rising sophomores are invited to apply to the College Honors Program if they have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above for their first year.  Invitations and applications materials are sent out via email by the end of July. If you think you should be a candidate, but have not received a letter of invitation and application materials via email by the first week of August, please contact the Director, Susan Elizabeth Sweeney.

Rising juniors who have a GPA above 3.7 and will be on-campus during the spring semester will also be invited to apply.

Both sophomores and juniors who do not meet the minimum requirements may still apply, but they must first be nominated by a faculty member in a letter sent to the Director.

Students are asked to submit a writing sample from a college class of their choice, two essay answers to questions posed in the application, a transcript, a resume, and two faculty recommendations.  The applications will be due via the Student Application Program website on Sept. 15, 2018.

All applications will be read by the Honors Director and the professors teaching the Sophomore Honors seminars.  An initial group of students will be selected for interviews with the Honors Director and another faculty member.  From the group of students interviewed, no more than 32 sophomores will be invited to become members of the Honors Program. Additionally, 2-3 juniors may be invited to join the program. All applicants will be informed by email about their status before meeting with their advisors for registration for the Spring semester.


Information sessions will be held at the following times:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. in Hogan Suite B 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Hogan Suite B