Honors Admission Criteria

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Commonwealth Honors

Apply for Commonwealth Honors if you are an incoming first-year or transfer student. Students:

  • Should have a high school GPA of 3.3/4.0 or higher OR a combined SAT score of 1170/ACT score of 24
  • Will submit a 500 to 600-word essay
  • Can transfer to BSU as a MassTransfer or Honors student from a former institution

Departmental Honors

Apply for Departmental Honors if you are an upper-level student (second-semester sophomore, junior, or senior) or a transfer student. GPA requirements and prerequisites vary by department, with GPAs ranging from 3.0-3.5. Please contact us for more information and an application.