How to Apply to Honors College

Honors College Applications

Honors College applications for freshmen applying to the University for Fall 2023 will be accepted from November 11, 2022, through January 3, 2023.

The first step in applying for the Honors College program is to submit the Honors application essay (see link below) no later than January 3, 2023. Finalists will be notified by the end of January and invited to participate in our final evaluation events.


The deadline for applying is January 3, 2023.

Who may qualify for admission to the Honors College?


  • High school seniors with outstanding academic ability; a minimum GPA of 3.6/4.0 is recommended; SAT/ACT scores are not required.
  • Students with a strong commitment to service and demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Entering freshmen must complete the Honors application to be considered for the program and for scholarship awards.

Transfer students

  • Transfer students with outstanding academic records and strong leadership skills with less than 30 credits may join the Honors College with permission of the Director.
  • Pre-requisites include a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and the completion of ENG 112 or its equivalent.
  • Transfer students who want to apply to the Honors College should contact the Honors College Office at (203) 392-5499 at least one month prior to beginning their studies at SCSU to schedule an application interview with the Director.  
  • Please note that Honors College scholarships are not automatically available to students who transfer into the program; however, all transfer students accepted into the program will be placed on a scholarship waitlist.