Academics

Eligibility

Student athlete in the Honors Program

 

Prospective Freshmen

The Honors Program is open to qualified students in every major. Highly motivated students with superior SAT scores, grade point averages and class rank standings are invited to apply.

The minimum suggested standards for eligibility to participate in the Honors Program are:

 ·        An SAT-verbal score of 580 or better, an SAT-writing score of 580 or better, a combined SAT score of 1700 or better, and an overall scaled GPA of 3.5 or better in college preparatory high school courses.

OR

·        An SAT-verbal score of 550 or better, an SAT-writing score of 550 or better, a combined SAT score of 1650 and overall scaled GPA of 3.80 or better in college preparatory high school courses.

OR

·       All SATs over 500 and overall scaled GPA of 4.0 or better

Currently enrolled students and transfer applicants

Currently enrolled students and transfer applicants should have an overall college GPA of 3.5 or better (3.7 preferred) and fewer than 61 college credits. In addition to completing the application form, current Salem State students should include a letter of recommendation from a professor.

  

Not qualified but feel you belong?

If you don't meet the qualifications yet feel that you belong in the Honors Program, please explain you circumstances clearly in the statement accompanying your application. If a letter of reference is not included in your application to the college, please send at least one to the Honors Program directly. We recognize that arbitrary cut-offs do not serve the college's best interest.

Space in the program is limited so early application is recommended.