Eligibility for 2014-2015
Requirements for New Freshmen
In addition to meeting the following high school grade point
and standardized testing criteria, Honors College applications
must be postmarked or submitted electronically by February
1, 2014, in order to be considered for the normal admission process into the
Honors College. Applications submitted after this date will
be considered only if space is available.
Criteria for normal admission:
- ACT composite score of 27 or higher (or SAT total score
of 1220 or higher) with a high school grade point average
of 3.75 or higher. (Weighted high school grade point averages
that are certified by high schools may be used.)
- Note: Freshmen failing to earn at least 3.20 OSU
and cumulative grade point averages during the fall semester
are not eligible for continued enrollment in honors courses
in the subsequent spring semester.
- You may also choose to submit an optional essay that you certify as your own original work.
- If you choose to write an essay to be considered with your Honors College application, your essay must be submitted at the same time as your online, .pdf, or paper application.
- Honors College essay questions are separate from all OSU Undergraduate Admissions application questions. Please be sure you have completed all necessary requirements for admission to OSU.
- Click here for the list of essay questions.
Click here to apply for admission to The Honors College as an incoming freshman.
Continued Eligibility/Transfer Student Eligibility
Students other than new freshmen will be eligible on the
basis of OSU and cumulative college grade point averages which
meet eligibility requirements for continued honors course
Requirements for students with previous college credit (other
than new freshmen)
- Fewer than 60 credit hours: 3.30 minimum OSU and cumulative grade point averages for all college work attempted
- 60-93 credit hours: 3.40 minimum OSU and cumulative grade point averages for all college work attempted
- 94 or more credit hours: 3.50 minimum OSU and cumulative grade point averages for all college work attempted
Please note: Your Honors College eligibility will be reviewed again at the time you enroll to take into account any additional college grades you have earned.
Click here to apply for admission to The Honors College as a transfer student.