The location for the October 19, 2017 meeting of the College’s Board of Trustees has been changed to the new Learning Resource Center on the Michael J. Grant Campus and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Honors Cottage, Grant Campus

Program Overview

The Honors Program offers interdisciplinary learning opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students. It is grounded in the traditions of the liberal arts and stresses the connections among various disciplines and the tools of artistic and intellectual creativity.

To apply, submit the following:

  1. An Honors Program application, which is separate from and in addition to the application for admission to the college. To request an Honors Program application please call:
    • Ammerman Campus, 631-451-4778
    • Eastern Campus, 631-548-2559
    • Grant Campus, 631-851-6833
    or download the application.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a person familiar with the applicant's academic performance or potential. In particular the letter should address the candidate's verbal skills, intellectual ability, and academic motivation.
  3. An essay of approximately 500 words that gives a perspective on the applicant both as a student and a person. The topic is open, but it should reflect the applicant’s best writing ability.
  4. For applicants from high school only, a copy of the student's high school and any previous college transcript(s) and ACT or SAT scores.
  5. New and continuing students may apply for admission to the Honors Program. Part-time and full-time students in all curricula are welcome to apply.

Minimum Requirements:

For entering students:

  • B+ average in high school
  • composite SAT score of 1180 or ACT Score of 24

For students already enrolled at Suffolk:

  • 3.3 cumulative grade point average

In all instances, alternative evidence of academic ability may also be considered.

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant

The Honors Program is an enrichment program for academically talented and highly motivated students designed to augment and complement a student's program of study. Eligibility requirements and application procedures are outlined under Special Academic Programs/Honors in the College Catalog.

Diploma Sequence

Qualified students may enroll in the Honors Program Diploma Sequence while engaged in a curriculum of their choice. A minimum of 22 credits distributed throughout the social sciences, humanities, mathematics and sciences satisfies the diverse requirements for this sequence. Honors-enhanced course requirements are most often met by substituting honors-level sections for regular courses or by completing an individualized contract. Graduates who complete the Honors Program Diploma Sequence will have that distinction noted on their official academic transcript and on their diploma.

Recognition Sequence

Alternatively, qualified students may enroll in the Honors Program Recognition Sequence as part of their chosen curriculum. The Recognition Sequence is accomplished by successfully completing a minimum of twelve credits of honors courses. Graduates who complete the Honors Program Recognition Sequence will have that distinction noted on their official academic transcript and on their diploma.

Individual Honors Courses

Individual honors courses are open to qualified students on a space-available basis. Interested students should contact their campus Honors Coordinator for specific classes.

Graduation Requirements

Students enrolled in the Honors Program must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.3 each semester. Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA to graduate from the Honors Program.