Transfer Honors Admissions

Fall 2017 Transfer Honors Seminar

If you have been accepted to Stockton as a sophomore or junior transfer student for the upcoming spring or fall semester, you may choose to apply to the Honors Program. Students may be invited to apply to the Honors Program based on their record of academic success in their previous college. They also can apply on their own. Either way, spending some time looking at the Honors website will make the process easier.

Please note that you may only apply to the Honors Program as an incoming student. You will not be eligible to apply to the Honors Program once you have matriculated and begun taking classes.

 

Honors Transfer Students Have Leadership Roles in...

The Honors Executive Board CARE mentoring Health Sciences
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Water Watch Golden Key International Honor Society Social Work
Field of Dreams S.A.V.E Communications

...and many more academic programs, service projects, clubs, and activities.

 

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Admissions Requirements

  1. Academic Achievement: The Admissions Committee is looking for applicants who have achieved at least a 3.3 GPA in their previous institution. We also look for other forms of academic achievement, such as New Jersey Stars and membership in Phi Theta Kappa. 
  2. Commitment to Community Service and Civic Engagement:  Since Honors students are required to take Experiential Learning or Service Learning courses, we want to make sure that applicants really want to make experiential/service learning a part of their academic experience. If you've participated in a service project that really excited you, be sure to tell us why.
  3. Commitment to Stockton Honors:  We know applicants have a lot to do, including filling out a huge stack of forms. But we still want you to take the time to think about what we've asked and answer our questions to the best of your ability. The more you learn about us, the better you'll be at telling us why Stockton Honors is important to you. 

Please note that the Admissions Committee does not ordinarily accept applications from students who enter Stockton with more than 70 credits. 


 

 

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Honors courses count towards transfer students' General Studies requirement. 

Class-based courses (4 credits each): 

  • All Honors transfer students are required to take the Honors transfer seminar, (either GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well-Being, or GIS 4678: Honors: Sex, Power, Conflict) the first semester they enroll at Stockton. 
  • Students who transfer as sophomores (32-63 credits) are required to take two additional Honors courses, for a total of three Honors courses. They are also required to takc 4 credits of Experiential Learning courses.
  • Students who transfer as juniors (64 credits) are required to take one additional Honors course, for a total of two Honors courses. They are also required to takc 4 credits of Experiential Learning courses.

Required Honors Courses:

For students entering Stockton as sophomores:

  • Transfer Honors Seminar (GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well Being or GIS 4602, Honors: Sex, Power, and Conflict), during the first semester at Stockton
  • Two additional 4-credit Honors courses. 
  • One Experiential Learning course (a range of courses may apply)

For students entering Stockton as juniors:

  • Transfer Honors Seminar (GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well Being or GIS 4602, Honors: Sex, Power, and Conflict), during the first semester at Stockton
  • One additional 4-credit Honors course. 
  • One Experiential Learning course (a range of courses may apply)

Before You Apply to Stockton Honors

In order to apply to the Honors Program, you must have submitted your completed application to Stockton University. You can find the main Admissions page here. There is no additional fee to apply to the Honors Program.

We also recommend that you attend an Open House event. You can also make an appointment to speak to the Honors Director and meet with current Honors students. Check our Welcome page for more detailed contact information.

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The Honors Program works closely with the Office of Residential Life to place accepted Honors transfer students into the Honors Living Learning Community. However, demand sometimes exceeds the available space. We strongly recommend that all students interested in Stockton housing for the fall semester apply for housing and send in their Housing Acceptance deposit to the Office of Residential Life as soon as they have made a commitment to attend Stockton. All Honors students, regardless of their housing preferences or placement, are full-fledged members of the Honors Program and are eligible to participate in all events and activities. 

The Honors Application

The main purpose of the Honors application is for us to get to know you better. Before filling it out, think about what you're passionate about, what makes you shine, what qualities you have that are truly outstanding. And before submitting it, be sure to proofread it and save a copy of the completed version for your files. You must complete the online application in one sitting. You cannot save it and come back to it later.  To avoid mishaps that can occur when completing online forms, we encourage you to view the online application, compose your responses in a separate word processing program, and then save them.  You can copy and paste your saved responses into the form fields in the online application. 

Letter of Recommendation

We ask that you send us one letter of recommendation. Please print out a copy of the Letter of Recommendation form, fill out the top (your name), and give it to someone who knows you well. There is a place for you to upload your completed letter in the Online Honors Application. 

 


Transfer Application Deadlines 

The Honors Program has two application review deadlines, and we strongly urge you to apply as early as possible. Please note that we only accept students who matriculate in the fall semester.

  • If you apply by March 1, you can expect to be notified by April 1.  After April 1, we cannot guarantee there will be openings in the transfer program. 
  • If you apply by April and there are slots available in the program, you will be notified by May 1.  
  • If seats are still available, we will accept a final round of applications received by April 29. 

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Although we will accept applications until April 1, admissions  to the Honors Program is very competitive, and we expect to have only a limited number of seats still available by that time. We strongly urge you to apply as early in the admissions cycle as possible.


Acceptance Packets 

Accepted students will receive a Commitment Form and a Housing Preference Form. No deposit is required, but we can only reserve a place in the Honors Program once we have received the completed Commitment and Housing Preference Forms.


Visit Stockton

We invite you to visit Stockton University and take a campus tour. You can also make an appointment to speak to the Honors Director, stop by the Honors Center, and speak to current Honors students.