Apply to The Honors College

This webpage is for incoming freshmen admitted to the University at Albany who would like to apply to The Honors College.

All incoming freshmen are eligible to apply to The Honors College. To see which applicants are most likely to be successful, visit the application page of The Honors College website.

To apply to The Honors College, you must fill out the “Honors College Application Form” (below). In addition to demographic and contact information, you will also need to articulate, in 300 words or more, what you intend to achieve by joining The Honors College. Your response should be thoughtful and well written. Along with your essay, The Honors College admissions committee will review your high school transcript, test scores, and supplemental application materials.

Submit your form to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by April 1. Applications received after April 1 will only be reviewed if space remains in The Honors College.

Applying to The Honors College by April 1 does not mean that you are committed to attending UAlbany. The deadline for submitting your enrollment deposit is May 1, which is the same for all incoming freshmen.

Any questions or concerns about admission to The Honors College can be sent to

Honors College Application Form

Please fill out the following application form and note the following:
1. Your application will be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and then forwarded to Dean Chang.
2. Within three business days, you will receive acknowledgement from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via the email address entered below.
3. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within three business days, please resubmit your application, as electronic submissions can occasionally get lost in transmission.

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