Incoming First Year Students Incoming Transfer Students Currently Enrolled Students Incoming First Year Students The priority deadline to apply for the Honors College was March 1, 2018. Applications are still being accepted and will continue to be reviewed until the program is full. While most students accepted to the Honors College have SAT scores of 1180 or higher, we encourage students with lower test scores who have taken honors courses or AP or IB courses, and who have extraordinary extracurricular or civic engagement records, and excellent high school GPAs to apply. Last year, the average Fall 2017 Honors student had a 3.83 high school GPA (middle 50% range of 3.58 to 4.04) and received a 1250 SAT score (middle 50% range of 1190 to 1290) or an ACT score of 27 (middle 50% range of 26-28). 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 2018): 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 online 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.