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Pforzheimer Honors College

New York City Eligibility

Incoming First Year Students

To be eligible for the Honors College, first-year students must have a high school average of 90 or higher and an SAT score of 1200 if taken before March 2016 (minimum of 550 in the Critical Reading and Math sections), OR 1270 on an SAT taken March 2016 or later (minimum of 610 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section and 570 in the Math section), or a 27 on the ACT. All accepted students who meet these minimums will be reviewed for the Honors College. The Honors College maintains the option of considering students who meet two of the three eligibility criteria.


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
  • Resume

Deadlines for Applying to the Honors College for Internal Transfer Students:

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


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.

Transfer Applications can be e-mailed to Jaclyn Kopel.