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 address.


Honors accepts applications from current Syracuse students for admissions twice each year.  Students can enter Honors for the Fall semester or Spring semester.

To apply for admission in the Fall semester, the deadline to apply is June 15th, with admissions decisions communicated by the end of June.

To apply for admission in the Spring semester, the deadline to apply is December 15th, with decisions communicated in the first week of January.

Submit your application using the form below

(please only click 'submit' once and wait. The application is uploading your document attachments. Once you receive the confirmation screen and receive an email confirmation, your submission has been received.)