For High School Seniors
All high school seniors who apply to the University at Albany are automatically considered for the Honors College. Strong candidates for the Honors College are curious, motivated students who demonstrate their potential to challenge themselves intellectually and successfully meet those challenges.
For Current UAlbany Freshmen
First-year students at UAlbany who are serious about their academic work and who excel in their classes and beyond during their first semester or first year are encouraged to apply to the Honors College. About 30 first-year students, including transfer students, are admitted each year.
Students accepted in January: Students who apply after their first semester and are accepted in January can register for spring semester Honors courses and attend spring semester Honors events. They can also sign up for Honors housing in March for the following academic year.
Students accepted in June: Students who apply after their second semester and are accepted in June can register for fall semester Honors courses and sign up for Honors housing for the following academic year, if space is available.
To apply, students must submit the following:
Honors College application for Current UAlbany Freshmen
An unofficial transcript (downloadable on MyUAlbany)
A 500-word essay (prompt included in the application form)
Completed applications should be sent as a single .pdf file to [email protected].
The deadline for Fall 2022 admission has passed.
For Transfer Students
Transfer students who will enter UAlbany as second-semester freshmen or first-semester sophomores with outstanding academic performance from their previous institutions are encouraged to apply to the Honors College. About 30 first-year students, including transfer students, are admitted each year.