The Honors College admits first-year students (freshmen) and university sophomores/juniors (both transfers and current Brockport students). Accepted first-year students usually have a high school GPA of 94 or higher. (Although SAT or ACT scores are optional, and all applications receive full consideration whether or not those test scores are submitted, if you submit SAT or ACT scores, we will take them into consideration.) Accepted transfers and Brockport sophomores/juniors typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. They also should have at least two years of college course work remaining so that they have sufficient time to complete the Honors College graduation requirements.
Students interested in applying for admission into the Honors College should first submit the SUNY Application or Common Application for admission into SUNY Brockport and then complete the appropriate Honors College first-year student application or transfer and current Brockport student application. All Honors College applications are reviewed holistically, taking into consideration a student’s prior academic performance, record of co- and extra-curricular activities, and a personal essay.
Piling on extra work or making classes harder has nothing to do with an Honors education, and Honors students perform the same or better in their Honors classes as students in non-honors sections. The mission of our program is to provide an enriched education. We do this by offering small, interactive courses (approximately 15-18 students) taught by distinguished faculty, as well as by facilitating experiential learning that enables students to work closely with faculty on scholarly or creative projects.
Yes! In addition to opportunities to apply for scholarships such as the Prometheus Scholarship and Brockport Foundation awards, Honors students enjoy early course registration privileges. Regardless of class status, after meeting with a faculty advisor(s), Honors students may register on the first day of open registration each fall and spring semester. Honors students also enjoy exclusive use of the lounge and computer lab , located in 135 Albert W. Brown Building. The lounge provides spaces to study or hang out. Students can also reserve the Honors College conference room for meetings.
We think the Honors Peer Mentoring Program is another great perk! This student-led initiative enables Honors students to “learn the ropes” from peers, who have completed a leadership training program and may share the same academic major.
Lastly, throughout the academic year, Honors students receive notifications about opportunities to participate in conferences, connect with distinguished alumni, apply for research funding, and more.
All Honor students are expected maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA to remain active in the Honors College. Participation in the program does not require students to complete a specific amount of credits per year or to live on campus; however, recipients of the Prometheus Scholarship must meet the Terms of Award, which includes a minimum 24 credits per academic year requirement and on-campus residency. Since each scholarship has different requirements, it is a good idea to consult with the appropriate office. For information about the Prometheus Scholarship, contact Deidre Strutz, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at email@example.com. For Brockport Foundation scholarships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.