There are three usual points of entry:

  • As a first-year student, following graduation from high school

Membership is by invitation, based on the student’s high school record, at about the time of official admission to Rutgers-Camden. Most Honors College students are also offered scholarships to attend the university.  Acceptance of a Rutgers scholarship does not require enrollment in the Honors College itself.

  • As a rising sophomore, after two semesters at Rutgers-Camden, with
    • A minimum of 24 and no more than 45 earned credits
    • A GPA of at least 3.75
    • No more than one grade of W (Withdrawal) on the transcript

Scholarship support for students admitted as rising sophomores is limited.

  • As a transfer student, with 30-60 transferable credits

Admission is by invitation, but it also requires a consultation with an Honors advisor and an individual agreement about remaining requirements. Most Honors transfer students are also offered scholarships to attend the university. Acceptance of a Rutgers scholarship does not require enrollment in the Honors College itself.

If you do not join the Honors College–or do join but do not complete our program requirements–you still have many chances to earn recognition at Rutgers, including

  • Latin honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude)
  • Membership in honorary societies (Phi Beta Kappa, Athenaeum)
  • Honors in your major department (Biology, English, etc.) 

A few students may become members on their own initiative. The application may be found here.