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 term. Students may apply online or through Admissions. Learning communities will meet at the New York City or Woodland Park campuses 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.
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 freshman 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 Freshmen
Berkeley College offers scholarships to qualified freshman students who demonstrate a high level of academic achievement. Award amounts are based on high school GPA. Scholarships are renewable until receipt of a Bachelor’s degree. To be eligible, students must be accepted into the Honors Program and enroll full-time in one of Berkeley’s Bachelor’s degree programs. For an eligible student who achieved a high school GPA between 3.00 and 3.49, scholarships range up to 50 percent of tuition. For an eligible student who achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher, scholarships range up to full tuition. Scholarships are awarded after all federal and state grants, Veterans Affairs benefits, employer benefits, and other scholarships have been applied (housing, books, supplies, and graduation fees are not included). To maintain the scholarship, students must attend full-time, remain continuously enrolled for each academic term, and maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.