Admission to the Honors College
The Honors College invites applications from transfer and current Brockport students who have established a record of academic excellence in their first year or two of college. In order to be eligible for admission, students should apply before or by the first semester of their junior year. Transfer and current Brockport students who are admitted into the Honors College usually have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.5.
Transfer/Current Honors College Course Requirements
The Honors curriculum is designed for students in any academic major. Students who are admitted into the Honors College at the midpoint of their undergraduate education—whether as a transfer or as a current Brockport student—are required to complete three upper-division Honors course requirements:
- Honors Contemporary Issues
- Thesis Practicum (HON 395)
- Honors Thesis (HON 490)
Additional Honors courses may be taken to fulfill General Education requirements.
In their first semester as an Honors student, most transfers enroll in an Honors Contemporary Issues course, which hones skills in research, critical thinking, and writing. In their 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.
Maintaining Honors College Eligibility
Upon acceptance into the Honors College, students are expected to complete at least one Honors course per academic year and maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or better. Honors students are strongly encouraged to schedule a meeting with the Director or Associate Director of the Honors College at least once per academic year to review their progress in meeting program graduation requirements.