Membership in the Honors College is mostly by invitation and determined by the Rutgers-Camden Admissions staff. About three-quarters of our students join us right after high school and complete our four-year program, which is designed to help students make the most of their time in college without imposing excessive additional requirements.
Key to this four-year program is Honors Engagement, which asks student to give some time, each term, to campus and community life.
Most students invited to join us are also offered merit scholarships to attend Rutgers-Camden. Scholarships are not offered by the Honors College itself but by the three undergraduate schools (Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing), and each school sets its own criteria. Rutgers also offers need-based scholarships, including those associated with its Bridging the Gap program.
Participation in the Honors College is voluntary from the beginning of college to the end. Students admitted to Rutgers-Camden may decline the Honors invitation without losing scholarships. But the overwhelming majority of students do accept our offer, and most of these complete our program.
Professional advising, which is key to managing complex academic requirements and making steady progress toward graduation, is the hallmark of the Honors experience. Our staff of three Honors advisors is available to our students by appointment and on a walk-in basis for the duration of their time at Rutgers.
We hope our space at 319 Cooper St. will be our students’ home base, where our classes meet and our advisors can help with red tape or give advice about a particular class or even a change in major. Working with our student organizations, we plan many events and encourage our students to spend time between classes studying in our computer lab and socializing in our lounge.
After accepting admission to Rutgers-Camden, students invited to join the Honors College will hear directly from us about an initial academic planning session–as early as Spring of their senior year in high school. We look forward to working with you soon!
Watch our short Meet the Honors College video.