Admissions Process for Fall Freshman Cohort
Every fall, Berkeley College invites freshmen to apply for admission to the Honors Program. Students are only admitted during the fall quarter. Students may apply online or through Admissions. Learning communities will meet at the New York City or Woodland Park locations on Fridays from 1:30 to 5:00 pm.
The Admissions Department will identify potential candidates for the Honors Program. Only incoming freshman students seeking Bachelor’s degrees will be considered. Students will be evaluated against a set of criteria, including, but not limited to a minimum high school GPA of 3.00. The minimum GPA requirement is waived for adult students.
Candidates will be asked to complete an application and submit attachments consisting of the following, but not limited to:
- One writing sample or one written essay response to the topic provided in the application
- Evidence of relevant past academic achievements
- One letter of recommendation
The applications will be sent to the Honors Admissions Committee for consideration. No applications will be accepted after June 1. The admissions process is held from September to June.
The Honors Admissions Committee consists of three faculty members. Upon review of the student’s application, a personal interview may be requested. Students not admitted into the freshman cohort Honors Program will be placed on a waiting list and considered for the subsequent fall continuing student learning community enrolled in HON300.
Eligibility Criteria for Tuition Scholarship for Honors Freshmen
Freshman students that are accepted into the Honors Program are eligible to receive an Honors Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship amount will cover the balance of the student’s tuition, administrative, and technology fees after all federal and state grants, outside or institutional scholarships, VA benefits, and employer benefits have been applied. (Housing, books, supplies, and graduation fees are not included.)
To be eligible:
- Students must meet all federal and state grant application deadlines when applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and receive a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).
To remain eligible:
- Students must attend full-time and remain consecutively enrolled each quarter in order to continue to receive the scholarship every academic year.
- Students must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA in order to continue to receive the scholarship every academic year.