How to Apply

How to Apply

Incoming freshman, please join us for an upcoming Honors Program Information Session. Reserve your seat here.

The Honors Program application reflects a student’s academic record and preparation for the program’s intellectual experience. Admission depends on GPA, SAT I/ACT scores, an interview, and other supporting documentation. Students who meet the requirements below will be invited to apply to the program. 

Completed applications must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered. The Honors Program cannot consider late or incomplete applications. 

REQUIREMENTS

Entering Freshmen (for students who have never attended college)
  • Minimum high school average of 89. This is computed by our admissions office as the “college admission Average (CAA).
  • A minimum SAT score of 1150 on the new SAT,  23 on the ACT (23-24), or 1100 on the old SAT.
  • Students with a complete application by the deadline and that meet the two criteria above will be granted an interview. Students that fall just below these cutoffs may still apply, but are not guaranteed an interview.
  • The decision to interview students that fall just below the minimum requirements is based on the strength of their essays, letters of recommendation, and number and variety of extracurricular activities.
  • Admissions decisions are made based on the entire application package: grades, test scores, essays, letters, activities, and the interview.
  • For an entering Freshman application, click here.

 

Continuing Students (for students who are currently enrolled in college)
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.3 or higher
  • Sophomores must have accumulated 30-45 credits; Juniors must have accumulated 60-75 credits by the end of the Spring 2017 semester.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Student Transcript
  • Finalists will be interviewed by a representative of the Honors faculty.  
  • for a Continuing Student application click here.

 

Transfer Students (students who will begin studying at John Jay College in the Fall semester)
  •  Cumulative GPA: 3.3 or higher
  • Sophomores must have accumulated 30-45 credits; Juniors must have accumulated 60-75 credits by the end of the Spring 2017 semester.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Official Transcript
  • Finalists will be interviewed by a representative of the Honors faculty.  
  • For a Transfer Student application click here.