New Honors College Guidelines Announced

The University Honors College at UB, the oldest honors program in the State University at New York system, will institute a new admissions process this fall. Under the new procedure, students will nominate themselves for admissions consideration.

Starting with first-year students interested in enrolling in fall 2014, the Honors College will accept applications for admission to the program from any student interested in becoming part of, or contributing to, the Honors College community. Interested students must apply to the University at Buffalo and complete the Honors College online interest form, which will be available in early fall. The Honors College interest form must be submitted by Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST. Forms submitted by this deadline will be given first preference for admission. Those received after Jan. 5 will be considered on a rolling basis, as space permits.

Students who submit an application for a Presidential Scholarship do not need to complete the Honors College online interest form. To be considered for any of UB’s merit scholarships, including the Presidential Scholarship, students should apply to UB by Dec. 1 and submit all of the required supporting documents (test scores, transcripts and letters or recommendation) by Dec. 31.

The Honors College typically seeks to recruit an incoming class of 325 scholars. Successful applicants represent the top 10 percent of incoming freshmen, however the Honors College strives to build a community that is diverse in its talents, interests and background. Students who are intellectually curious, demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement, have shown resilience in the face of adversity and take ownership of their education are excellent matches.

Offers of admission to the Honors College are made beginning in February, following general UB admission offers.

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