Transfer Honors Admissions Resources

School of General studies

Welcome to Stockton Honors


Information for Transfer Applicants

If you have been accepted to Stockton as a sophomore or junior transfer student for the upcoming 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 can also download the materials and 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.

When I first read about the Honors Program, I immediately knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of. The program was designed to inspire students to become focused, yet, well-rounded learners and contributors to society.

 -- Nicole S, Psychology

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 Service Learning: Since Honors students are required to take Honors Service Learning every semester, we want to make sure that applicants really want to make 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. 

Course Requirements

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, GSS 3604, Honors: Economic Well-Being, 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.
  • Students who transfer as juniors (64 credits) are required to take one additional Honors course, for a total of two Honors courses. 

I very much enjoyed Dr. Deb and Economic Well Being. I also liked that there were other transfer students in my class so we were all in the same boat as far as being new to the school and the program.

 -- Bonnie R, Liberal Arts

Honors Service Learning:

  • Honors transfer students who enter as sophomores are required to take the zero-credit course GEN 2840, Honors Service Learning, every semester they remain in the program up to a total of six semesters.
  • Honors transfer students who enter as juniors are required to take the zero-credit course GEN 2840, Honors Service Learning, every semester they remain in the program up to a total of four semesters.

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.

The Honors Application

The main purpose of the Honors application is for us to get to know you better. We suggest that you download the Honors Application form (found on the right side of this page) to your own computer and save a backup copy. 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. We encourage you to submit the application via email to You can also print it out and mail it to The Honors Program, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.

Letter of Recommendation

We ask that you send us one letter of recommendation. Please print out a copy of the Letter of Recommendation form (found on the right side of the page) fill out the top (your name and the waiver section) and give it to someone who knows you well. We would prefer to receive letters of recommendation via email to, so please check with your referee to see if s/he is able to scan the completed version and email it either as .jpg or .pdf file. If not, please give her/him a stamped envelope addressed to The Honors Program, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.

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 31, you can expect to be notified by May 1.
  • If you apply by May 15, you can expect to be notified by June 15.
  • No applications will be accepted after May 15.

Love Honors? Apply EARLY

Although we will accept applications until May 15, 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.



Transfer Honors Application Forms

Please be sure to save a copy of your application for your files before submitting it!

Microsoft word version (depending on your browser, you may have to check your Downloads folder to find the file)

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version

Transfer Letter of Recommendation

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version

The Honors Program was a huge success in my transition to Stockton College! I made so many friends within the program itself that Stockton turned into family.  It is a great way to give back to the community and to make friends fast as a transfer student. All the Honors professors that I met had showed a great commitment to my academic learning and personal well-being. I am sure going to miss each and every one when I graduate in May. I am sure that I will be back to visit!

 - Ashley W, Social Work

Visit Stockton

We invite you to visit Stockton College 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.


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. 

Transferring to a new college is not always an easy thing to do. Change can be intimidating sometimes. I decided to be in the Honors Program because I knew that it would offer me an opportunity to meet like-minded students, develop lasting friendships, and keep me focused on my grades and community service. 

 -- Heidi S., Biochemistry

Honors Transfer Students Have Leadership Roles in...

The Honors Executive Board

CARE mentoring

Health Sciences

Stockton Athletics

Circle K


Water Watch

Golden Key International Honor Society

Social Work

Field of Dreams



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