Admissions Process for Fall First-Year Cohort
Every fall, Berkeley College invites high school graduates from the most recent academic year to apply for admission to the Honors Program. Students are only admitted during the fall semester. Students may apply online or through Admissions. Learning communities will meet at the New York City, Woodland Park, White Plains, and Woodbridge campuses on Fridays from 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM.
The Admissions Department will identify potential candidates for the Honors Program. Only incoming high school graduates from the most recent academic year seeking Associate's or 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.
To apply, candidates must:
- Complete and submit an Honors Program application
- Provide evidence of relevant past academic achievements
- Submit a resume
- Submit an unofficial transcript including GPA and credits
- Provide 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 first-year cohort Honors Program will be placed on a waiting list and considered for the subsequent fall continuing student learning community.
Eligibility Criteria for Tuition Scholarship for Honors First-Year Students
2017 high school graduates who are accepted to the Honors Program will receive a 50% or full-tuition scholarship, based on high school GPA. Students must be full-time enrolled and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA each award period to retain their scholarship.
Award amounts applied after all other federal and state grants and scholarships are calculated, and will not exceed the remaining cost of tuition and fees. Students who achieved a high school GPA between 3.00 and 3.49 are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship. Students who achieve a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship. Cost of books, supplies, housing, and graduation fees are not included.