Information for Freshman Applicants
If you have been accepted to Stockton and expect to enter as a freshman 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 high school or their previous college. You can also download the materials and apply on your own. Either way, spending some time looking at the Honors website will make the process easier for you.
The Admissions Committee is made up of Stockton faculty and staff who have worked closely with the Honors Program. We encourage all students to apply who are interested in a rigorous academic schedule, who expect to make a commitment to service projects throughout their academic career, and who are equally ready to spend their weekends studying for exams, going on field trips, or sharing pizza with friends. We suggest that you not apply just because you think the word "Honors" will look good on your transcript. Instead, we recommend that you think seriously about your own academic goals and decide whether the Honors Program will help you achieve them.
Please note that the Honors Program only accepts students who apply the same year that they are applying to Stockton. You will not be eligible to apply to the Honors Program as an enrolled freshman or sophomore.
The Admissions Committee does not set specific GPA or SAT requirements, but we do have questions we keep in mind as we review applications:
Before You Apply to Stockton Honors
In order to apply to the Honors Program, you must have submitted your completed application to Stockton College. 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 and, if you are invited, one of the Instant Decision Days. The schedules are posted on the right of this page. 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 Honors@stockton.edu. 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. There is no need to send us more than one. Please print out a copy of the Letter of Recommendation form (found on the right side of this 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 Honors@stockton.edu, 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.
You might choose a teacher who has seen you in more than one setting, such as a club as well as a class. Another possibility might be a mentor with whom you've worked closely on a project that's important to you both. And another might be a coach, supervisor at work, or youth group leader who has had the opportunity to watch you mature over time.
Freshman Application Deadlines
The Honors Program has three application review deadlines, and we strongly urge you to apply as early as possible.
Love Stockton Honors? Please apply EARLY
Although we will accept applications until April 15, admission 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.
Accepted students will receive an acceptance packet via US mail and will be asked to return 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 Form and Housing Preference Form.
Love Honors housing? Please apply EARLY
Accepted students are placed in Honors housing on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on when we receive your Commitment and Housing Preference forms. That means it is to your advantage to apply early, and, if accepted, to return your Honors forms promptly to our office, if Honors housing is a priority for you.
Freshman 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)
Letter of Recommendation
Honors Living Learning Community
The Honors Living Learning Community is located in Housing 2. If you are accepted to the Honors Program, you will receive more information on how you can select Honors housing.
The Honors Program does not offer its own scholarships. Please visit the Admissions Scholarships page for information on Stockton's commitment to financial support for high-achieving students.