Admission to Honors for High School Applicants

We aim for a diverse and representative group of students who will excel at Syracuse University. The Renée Crown University Honors Program is an all-University program, and those invited to join the program as incoming first-year students roughly represent the proportion of undergraduate students enrolled in each SU school and college.

Because we provide our students with excellent advising, small classes, and opportunities to engage directly with some of the best professors and instructors at the University, we can only admit a small number of incoming first-year students each fall; many excellent students may not be invited to enter at the start of their freshman year.

If you are an incoming first-year student and you think Honors sounds right for you, we strongly encourage you to apply to the program. We seek students with broad intellectual curiosity and a commitment to exploring their field of study deeply, fostering global awareness, improving their communication skills, and pursuing civic engagement.

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Apply Below

The deadline for Fall 2021 admission is April 15, 2021.  

Admission decisions for Honors will be communicated approximately 1 week prior to the Syracuse matriculation deadline of May 1st, 2021.

The last page of this application requires an essay of 650 words on ONE of the essay prompts below:

1. How would participating in the Honors Program enhance your undergraduate experience?

2. Which Honors Program opportunity are you the most excited about?

When you are ready, begin your application using the form below.