For High School Seniors

Applying to The Honors College for the 2019/2020 Academic Year: Current High School Seniors

All first-year UAlbany applicants are automatically considered for the Honors College upon applying. Students will receive a notification directly from the Office of Admissions if they are eligible to apply to the Honors College.

About 125 incoming first-year students join The Honors College each year (about 5% of the university's entering class). 

Most students who enter The Honors College as incoming first-year students have achieved:

  • a 90 or better average in their core academic subjects (math, language, science, social science, foreign language)
  • no semester grade below a B
  • an SAT score of 1310 or higher on evidence-based reading and writing and math, or a composite ACT score of 28 or higher

Students with the following academic record may also be considered for The Honors College:

  • those with a 90 or better average in their core academic subjects and an SAT or ACT score somewhere lower than 1310 or 28
  • those with a record of taking honors and AP courses but whose core academic average is somewhat below 90
  • those with an isolated semester grade or two below a B and with a strong academic record otherwise