PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE APPLYING TO THE HONORS PROGRAM.
Students interested in the Honors Program must complete the Honors Program application in addition to the regular admissions requirements for Clarkson University. The deadline for submitting your application materials to the Honors Program is January 15. Early applications are welcome and will be reviewed as they are completed. A complete Honors Program application should include the following:
- Honors Program Application which includes the following two short answer questions (200-250 words)
- The Honors Program has a special scholarship for Educational Enhancement Activities (HEES). Please read the HEES Guidelines and tell us how you will spend this money to enhance your education at Clarkson University.
- The Honors Program has a thesis requirement, so all students engage in original scholarship with a faculty member. There are a wide range of options. Given your interests and passion at the moment, what can you imagine working on and why?
If using the Common Application:
If you've already filled out the Common Application and are interested in applying to the Honors Program, you can fill out this form to let us know you're interested in applying. Once the form has been received, you should receive an email which we will tell you how to upload your short answer questions and resume.
If you have not filled out the Common Application you still need to fill out this form. Once you upload your Common Application (typically ~24 hours after submission), you will be notified how to upload your Honors short answer questions and resume.
If using the Clarkson Application:
While filling out the Clarkson Application, you will be asked if you are interested in the Honors Program. If you indicate yes, you will have a form available to fill out after you submit the main application. This form explains a bit more about our program and helps you determine if it is right for you. If you indicate you want to apply, then you will see two new items ready for you to upload - your Honors short answer questions and your Honors resume.
Your résumé summarizes your relevant achievements to date. Heading should include personal information (including your contact information, mailing address, email address, and a phone number where you can be reached), and you must have sections on Education, Honors and Awards, Co-curricular Activities (school activities), Extra-curricular Activities (outside of school), Work and Volunteer Experience, and Other Activities (e.g. hobbies, interests and travel). A sample is provided for your reference.
Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and select candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews are held on campus in the afternoons of February 1, February 15, February 18, March 1 and March 29. While an in-person visit is preferred, it is also possible to do interviews via Skype or by phone on these dates if you cannot make it to Clarkson.
If you plan on staying overnight on campus you must complete the overnight hosting form and the medical form. These forms must be into the Honors Program office before the interview date.
Interviews may be combined with overnight stays and some additional activities in the Honors Program such as tours, an informal dinner, and a student organized activity. On Saturday morning there will be a breakfast for families, additional tours, and opportunities for informal meetings with staff and Ambassadors. There will be no overnight hosting for February 18.
Interviews with a faculty/staff member and a student last about 30 minutes.
In the interview we will cover the following topics with you:
- Your recent high school experience
- How you have learned from a personal experience or challenge you have faced
- Your personal qualities and values
- Your interests and activities
- Your future plans and goals
- Your passions and mission
- Current events
- Your interest in Clarkson University
- Your reasons for applying to the Honors Program
The interview is a chance for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us.
The deadline for applications is January 15. In some exceptional cases, the Honors Program may invite students to apply later than this date.
If you have any questions, please contact the Honors Program office.
Phone: 315-268-2290/2320; Fax: 315-268-2344; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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