Selection Process

Criteria for Admission

The Honors Program has a referral-only admissions process. Selected individuals who are admitted to the School of Engineering as first-year students will be automatically referred to the Honors Program by the Admissions Office.

Applications are then reviewed by the Honors Program Admissions Committee. Preference is given to students with outstanding high school GPA and SAT scores. However, files are reviewed in a comprehensive manner and other important criteria are given serious consideration. Among these are the difficulty of course work (AP courses), written submissions such as the personal statement, receipt of prizes and awards, leadership positions, participation in academic clubs, and evidence of self-discipline and persistence as confirmed in the letters of recommendation. Some applicants will be asked to participate in an interview with a member of the Honors Program Admissions Committee.

Students who were not referred to the Honors Program at the time of their initial application to the university are not eligible for the program. Transfer students are not eligible for the Honors Program.

For further information on this process, contact the Honors Program at 718.260.3986.