How to Apply

Incoming First Year Students

Incoming Transfer Students

Currently Enrolled Students

 

 

 

Incoming First Year Students

Last year, average Fall 2016 Honors students had a 3.90 high school GPA (middle 50% range of 3.73 to 4.02) and received a 1225 "Old" SAT score (middle 50% range of 1180 to 1240- Critical Reading and Math only) or 1295 "New" SAT score (middle 50% range of 1240 to 1305). They have also taken honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate classes in high school and are engaged learners.

Please follow this link to apply to the Honors College (incoming freshmen in the fall of 2017): https://secure.wpunj.edu/wpblue/uhc_check.cfm

Application Deadline: March 1 

Applicants must submit an original essay as part of the application.

 

Incoming Transfer Students

To be admitted to the Honors College as a transfer student in the fall, 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.

Please follow this link to apply to the Honors College (incoming transfer student in the fall of 2016):

 https://secure.wpunj.edu/wpblue/uhc-transfer_check.cfm

Application Deadline: March 1 

 

 

 

Currently Enrolled Students

Students can also apply for admission to the Honors College after they have enrolled at William Paterson University. Students who have begun their studies at the University are not eligible for Honors College scholarships. Students typically enter the Honors College after their first year at William Paterson University. Some students enter as sophomores; however, it is usually not possible to enter the Honors College after this point because Honors requires the completion of three Honors sections of University Core Curriculum courses and an Honors track.

To be admitted to the Honors College at this point students should:

  • Have completed at least two semesters and 24 credits at William Paterson University, these credits must all count toward graduation
  • Have completed one Honors course (generally taken in the second semester) with a grade of B or better
  • Have no grade below a C on their college transcript
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores
  • Complete the on-line Honors College application and write a short essay that addresses the question of why they want to be a part of the Honors College.