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Pforzheimer Honors College

New York City Eligibility

Incoming First Year Students

Undergraduate Admissions accepts first year student to the Honors programs.  Students must have a high school average minimum of 90. Students must also have minimum scores of 550 (critical reading) and 550 (math) on the SAT with a combined minimum score of 1200 or a minimum score of 27 on the ACT.

Transfer Students (from Pace or other Universities)

Any Pace student who has taken between 30-45 credits is eligible to apply to the Honors College. Students who transfer from other colleges/universities are also eligible to apply to the Honors College. Please allow at least 3 weeks for a decision. The following application process pertains to transfer students:

Internal Transfer Students
Any Pace student with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA after taking between 30-45 credits at the University is eligible to apply. The following documents are required:

  • Statement of Interest (Cover Letter)
  • A 750-1000 word essay on why you would like to join the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University
  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a Pace faculty member

External Transfer Students
Students with 30 or less transfer credits from another University should provide the following:

  • Statement of Interest (Cover Letter)
  • High School Transcript w/ GPA 90 or higher
  • SAT results with combined Critical Reading and Mathematics results of 1200 or higher
  • A minimum of a 3.5 GPA from prior college/university
  • A 750-1000 word essay on why you would like to join the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University
  • Letter of Recommendation from a professor at prior college/university

Students with 30-45 transfer credits from another University should provide the following:

  • Statement of Interest (Cover Letter)
  • A minimum of a 3.5 GPA from prior college/university
  • Proof of Membership in Honors College/Society at prior college/university or High School
  • Transcript
  • A 750-1000 word essay on why you would like to join the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University
  • Letter of Recommendation from a professor at prior college/university

Students may be accepted into the Honors College with up to 64 credits IF they are enrolled in a 5 year program at Pace University.

Deadlines for Applying to the Honors College for Transfer Students:

  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Spring Semester: January 5th

Transfer Applications can be e-mailed to Jaclyn Kopel.