Apply to the Honors College

Honors Admission Criteria

 

Incoming First Year Students

To be admitted to the Honors College as an incoming first year student, the following criteria must be met. If the following criteria are met, incoming first year students must complete the on-line Honors College application and compose a short essay. 

  • Average Honors students receive a 1183 SAT score (middle 50% range of 1130 to 1220- Critical Reading and Math only) 
  • Average Honors students have a 3.74 high school GPA (middle 50% range of 3.50 to 3.98)
  • Students must have completed honors, AP, and/or IB courses in high school

You can apply at https://secure.wpunj.edu/wpblue/UHC_check.cfm.

*Note: This application is separate from the general University application.  

 

Transfer Students

To be admitted to the Honors College as a transfer student, the following criteria must be met. If the following criteria are met, transfer students must complete the on-line Honors College application and compose a short essay.

  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
  • Students must have completed honors or other challenging courses at the College level.
  • Students must submit SAT or ACT scores.

You can apply at https://secure.wpunj.edu/wpblue/UHC_check.cfm.

*Note: This application is separate from the general University application.

 

Currently Enrolled Students

Students who are already enrolled at William Paterson University can also apply to the Honors College. Some students enter as sophomores; however, it is usually not possible to enter the Honors College after this point as Honors requires the completion of at least three Honors sections of University Core Curriculum as well as an Honors Track. To be admitted to the Honors College at this point, the following criteria must be met. If the following criteria are met, students must complete the on-line application and compose a short essay.

  • Students must have completed at least two semester and 24 credits at William Paterson University
  • Students must have completed one Honors course with a grade of B or better
  • Students must have no grade below a C on their college transcript
  • Students must submit SAT or ACT scores

You can apply at https://secure.wpunj.edu/wpblue/UHC_check.cfm.

*Note: This application is separate from the general University application.