Admission to Honors for Current Syracuse Students
Students who are an ideal fit for the program are committed to developing themselves as scholars and professionals who will carry forward the principles of innovation and imagination. The students who get the most out of the program are those who want to explore their interests, and welcome the challenge of completing the thesis project. After considering all these things, if you think that the Honors Program is for you, we encourage your application.
A high GPA is not a guarantee of admission to Honors. We also read application essays carefully for writing quality, and a clear indication that your academic and professional interests are a good fit for the program.
Qualifying for Honors
If you are a current SU student and are interested in applying, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA that reflects the cum laude graduation GPA for the college in which you are enrolled.
Cum laude for SU colleges breaks down as follows:
- School of Architecture: 3.2
- All other schools and colleges: 3.4
Because you need to ensure that you have enough time remaining at SU to complete the Honors requirements, if you plan to enter Honors after your freshman year, you need to talk to an Honors advisor about admission to the program before you apply.
Admissions decisions will be communicated via email to your syr.edu address.