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Pforzheimer Honors College

Prospective Honors College Students


First-year student eligibility

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. Students entering the Honors College as first-year students are required to take a total of eight Honors courses prior to graduation, approximately 20 percent of their total college credit hours. Honors College students on both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses must also complete a Senior Honors Thesis. Honors College students on both campuses are encouraged to attend all the events sponsored by the Honors College each semester.

Current Pace student or transfer student eligibility

Current Pace students or transfer students who have completed two semesters (approximately 32 credits) and have achieved a 3.5 average are eligible to apply to the Honors College. Acceptance will depend upon space availability. The student must apply to the campus they will attend.

Maintaining Honors status and graduating from the Honors College

Once admitted, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 to remain in the Honors College. At graduation, Honors College students are accorded special recognition through a notation in the printed program, bestowal of an Honors medallion, an Honors certificate, and designation of Honors College on their transcripts.

We invite you to call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (914) 773-3321 (PLV) or (212) 346-1323 (NYC) to learn more about Pace University's Honors College and available scholarships.

To contact the Honors College in Pleasantville call (914) 773-3848 or in New York call (212) 346-1697.