Admission + Requirements
Each year, the honors program welcomes incoming first-year students with strong academic records. Entry to the program is by application due March 7. Students who apply for consideration after the March 7 deadline will be considered as space allows; they likely will learn of their status after May 1. Interested students may inquire with the director or the admissions office at any time during the admissions process and into the summer.
After their first or second semester, current Quinnipiac students with strong records of achievement and a demonstrated desire to share their intellectual curiosity and engagement with others may apply to join the program.
Honors students take a minimum of 24 honors credits over four years, including honors section of the University seminars (QU 101, QU 201 and QU 301) and a senior-year honors capstone experience, and are expected to maintain a GPA of at least 3.3.
Applying to the Program
The Honors Program application requires a completed form and 500-word essay. There are several ways to apply:
- Accepted students may apply to the Honors Program through our online form.
- If you have difficulty accessing the online form, you may instead download and complete a PDF version and e-mail it to email@example.com.
- If you have difficulty accessing the online form or the PDF application, you may send your name, student number, and major or program to which you have been accepted, as well as a 500-word essay to explain your interest in the program, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we have experienced some glitches in the online application system for the Honors Program. Because of this issue, some applications may not have been received. If you have not received a confirmation email, please send a copy of your essay--as a Word document or PDF, or copied and pasted into the body of the email message--to email@example.com. Applicants will receive a confirmation email from Cooke or her assistant within 24 hours.
Applications are accepted through August. Given the glitches, we will give full consideration to all applications received by March 7, 2014. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space available basis.