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Pforzheimer Honors College

Pleasantville Eligibility

Incoming First Year Students

Undergraduate Admissions accepts first year student to the Honors programs. Entering first-year students must have a minimum high school average of 90, and a minimum ACT score of 27, or a minimum combined SAT score of 1270 (minimum 570 on the verbal section and 610 on the math section) on the new SAT exam, taken in or after March 2016.  Students who took the SAT in January 2016 or before, the minimum required score is 1200 with at least 550 on both the verbal and math sections.

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: June 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 emailed to Honors_PLV@pace.edu.