The Honors Program offers interdisciplinary learning opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students. It is grounded in the traditions of the liberal arts and stresses the connections among various disciplines and the tools of artistic and intellectual creativity. The Honors Program is an enrichment program for academically talented and highly motivated students designed to augment and complement a student's program of study.
- An Honors Program application, which is separate from and in addition to the application
for admission to the college.
Download the application here.
- A letter of recommendation from a person familiar with the applicant's academic performance or potential. In particular the letter should address the candidate's verbal skills, intellectual ability, and academic motivation.
- An essay of approximately 500 words that gives a perspective on the applicant both as a student and a person. The topic is open, but it should reflect the applicant’s best writing ability.
- For applicants from high school only, a copy of the student's high school and any previous college transcript(s) and ACT or SAT scores (test-optional for 2021 admission).
- New and continuing students may apply for admission to the Honors Program. Part-time and full-time students in all curricula are welcome to apply.
For entering students:
- 85 un-weighted average in high school
- composite SAT score of 1180 or ACT Score of 24 (test-optional for 2021 admission)
For students already enrolled at Suffolk:
- 3.3 cumulative grade point average
In all instances, alternative evidence of academic ability may also be considered.
Qualified students may enroll in the Honors Program Diploma Sequence while engaged in a curriculum of their choice. A minimum of 22 credits distributed throughout the social sciences, humanities, mathematics and sciences satisfies the diverse requirements for this sequence. Honors enhanced course requirements are met by substituting Honors-level sections for regular courses. Graduates who complete the Honors Program Diploma Sequence will have that distinction noted on their official academic transcript and on their diploma.
Alternatively, qualified students may enroll in the Honors Program Recognition Sequence as part of their chosen curriculum. The Recognition Sequence is accomplished by successfully completing a minimum of twelve credits of honors courses. Graduates who complete the Honors Program Recognition Sequence will have that distinction noted on their official academic transcript and on their diploma.
Individual Honors Courses
Individual honors courses are open to qualified students on a space-available basis. Interested students should contact their campus Honors Coordinator.
Students enrolled in the Honors Program must maintain a GPA of at least 3.3 each semester to remain in and graduate from the Honors Program.
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