How to Apply to Honors College

Honors College Applications

Applications for joining the Honors College are due at the beginning of January for the following academic year. Download the application instructions and essay requirements.


Application (PDF) 

The first round of applications has closed.  Interested students may continue to submit the Honors College Essay and we will consider applications until all spaces are filled.

Who may qualify for admission to the Honors College?

  • High school seniors with outstanding academic ability and high SAT or ACT scores (minimum combined SAT verbal and math of 1050, or minimum ACT of 23);
  • 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. Transfer students with outstanding records who have not yet met most of the Liberal Education Program requirements may join the Honors College with permission of the director;
  • Candidates who show a commitment to community service and/or co-curricular activities (such as athletics and performing arts), and leadership qualities.