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Prospective Students

Freshmen honors students

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Thank you for your interest in the Honors College at Salisbury University. Students who have been admitted to Salisbury University, and who would like to apply to the Honors College are invited to apply electronically.

Prospective Freshmen

For priority scholarship consideration, students should submit their applications by January 15, 2017 for the fall semester. Students applying for scholarships granted by the Honors College will be notified about their scholarships by February 1st, 2017. All applications are due by April 15, 2017. Students who submit applications by February 1st will be notified of their application status by March 15th. All others will be notified by May 1st. We are always happy to answer questions about the application process, or any other Honors College matter.

The Honors College suggests that an incoming first-year student have a high school GPA of 3.5 or an SAT score above 1250 (or ACT score of 27) to apply for the Honors College.

Applications from students who have not yet been offered admission to Salisbury University cannot be considered.

Incoming Students with a high school grade-point-average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) and an SAT score at or above 1350 (or ACT score of 30 or above) are eligible to be automatically admitted into the Honors College. Students who wish to be admitted to the program under these conditions are recommended to email the Dean of the Honors College Dr. James Buss at with a request for automatic admission. Please note, all students who wish to be considered for an Honors scholarship must submit a complete application and essay, regardless of automatic admission.

Students automatically admitted into the College under these conditions must enroll in an Honors course their first semester in order to be considered for full admission.

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Transfer Students and Current Salisbury University Students

For best consideration, transfer students should submit their applications by March 1, 2017 for the fall semester. Transfer applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis up until June 1, 2017 contingent upon available space in the College. Students who submit applications by March 1st will be notified of their application status no later than May 1st. All others will be notified by May 1st. We are always happy to answer questions about the application process, or any other Honors College matter.

Current students at Salisbury University are recommended to contact Dr. James Buss at with an admittance request before beginning the application process. Acceptance will be based on the student’s performance in a minimum of 12 credit hours of work at Salisbury University with a minimum of eight credit hours in General Education courses. Applicants must achieve at least 3.5 in courses taken during the period preceding their application to the Honors College. In addition, students are required to obtain one letter of recommendation from a Salisbury University faculty member to apply.

Honors students transferring from another NCHC institution are eligible to apply for the Honors College at the time of their transfer, provided they have a 3.5 post graduate GPA.  Up to 12 hours of Honors credit from their previous institution will count toward the 24-hour requirement.

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