How do I apply to the Honors College?
Most Honors students join the program by invitation, when they are first admitted to Rutgers-Camden or as rising sophomores with strong academic records in their first year here. A few students may be admitted by application. Please see our Admission page.
What are the graduation requirements for the Honors College?
Requirements vary according to the student’s entry point into the Honors College. In any case, a student must complete her or his undergraduate work with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate as a member of the Honors College. For a complete description of requirements, see our Program page.
Are there special housing arrangements?
Honors students have reserved floors within the residence hall where they share their ideas and studies with students who have similar interests. The floors have special study rooms with computer and network access, as well as a modern seminar room for guest lecturers and discussions. Each year, approximately one-third of the incoming honors students take advantage of this unique opportunity.
How will the program affect my chances of getting into medical, law, or graduate school?
During their time at Rutgers-Camden, Honors College students work closely with our academic advising staff to plan beyond graduation. Included in our discussions is preparation for graduate study. Our staff work closely with campus partners, including our Pre-med and Pre-law advisors, to advise students about appropriate course work, preparing for graduate and professional exams, and making applications. The best graduate schools look for high-achieving students trained in critical thinking, skilled in writing and effective communication generally, and conversant with a variety of academic disciplines. Rutgers-Camden excels in providing a liberal education of this kind.
What scholarships are available to students in the Honors College?
Merit awards, which are made without regard to financial need, are offered to qualified incoming first-year and transfer students. Separate application forms are not required.
A complete description of merit scholarships available to incoming students may be found on the Office of Admissions Scholarships page.
Small merit scholarships may be available to students joining the Honors College after their second semester here at Rutgers-Camden.
Can I be considered for other forms of financial aid?
All students who file their FAFSA will be considered for the full range of federal, state, and university need-based aid programs. Students should apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov. Our federal school number is 002629. The FAFSA application is due March 15th.
For more information, please visit the financial aid web site at studentaid.rutgers.edu, or call the Financial Aid Office @ (856) 225-6039. You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students and families who wish to speak with an aid officer are encouraged to make an appointment in advance.