Honors College Admission for First-year Students

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Admission to the Honors College

All high school students admitted to The College at Brockport as first-year students (freshmen) are welcome to apply to the Honors College. Applications are evaluated based on a holistic approach, including but not limited to SAT/ACT score, high school GPA, honors and other advanced courses, honors and awards, and extracurricular activities. First-year students who are admitted into the Honors College usually meet or exceed at least one of the following criteria:

  • 94 high school GPA
  • 1310 SAT score* (or 28 ACT score) (*new SAT format effective March 2016)
  • International students are not required to take and SAT or ACT exam for admission into the Honors College

To apply to the Honors College as a first-year student, complete the application below. Priority is given to applications submitted by March 15, but students are encouraged to apply through early August.

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Course Requirements

For students who begin the program as first-year students:

The Honors curriculum is designed for students in any academic major. Students who begin the program as first-year students complete a total of eight Honors requirements that are integrated into their General Education and major program of study.

In the first semester, all Honors first-year students enroll in “Introduction to Honors” (HON 112, 4 credits). In addition to introducing students to the resources of the Honors College and The College at Brockport, this course hones students’ skills in research, reading, critical thinking, writing, and oral communication. In the final year, Honors students complete a senior thesis in their major, an independent scholarly or creative project developed under the guidance of a faculty member.

Additional information on Honors College course requirements for first-year students

Prometheus Scholarship for First-year Students

The Prometheus Scholarship is awarded to qualified first-year students every fall semester. For the fall entering class of first-year student Honors students, the Prometheus Scholarship includes an award in the amount of $4,000 and a campus parking pass. In addition to the Prometheus Scholarship, Honors students receive priority registration privileges, first choice placement in a Living Learning Community, and other benefits.

The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as a student meets the Terms of Award, which include completing 30 credits per academic year and maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Prometheus Scholarship Terms of Award


Office: 133 Albert W. Brown Building, Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 395-5400
Fax: (585) 395-5046

Last Updated 11/20/18

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