Current Students

Current John Carroll students should apply directly to the Honors Program. Criteria for selection will be based on their academic record at John Carroll, including their GPA (a 3.50 is required at the time of application), a faculty recommendation, and a writing sample.

Applications for current students are available on the “forms” page.

New Students (Class of 2020)

The Honors Program seeks to recruit high-achieving learners to a community where they may cultivate intellectual curiosity, engage actively in their learning, strengthen their communication skills, and serve as academic leaders of the University.  Typically, incoming Honors students have earned an A or A- average in a strong college preparatory curriculum and scores of 650 on subcomponents of the SAT or 29 on subcomponents of the ACT, and have demonstrated strong writing skills and engagement in cultural and service activities.

Incoming students with outstanding qualifications will be invited to apply to the Honors Program after their completed applications have been received by the Admissions Office. Other students may also apply directly to the Honors Program, and should do so through the application linked below. The Admissions Office will supply credentials to the Honors Committee for applicants on an as-needed basis (academic records, test scores, letters of recommendation, writing samples). Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 15th, 2016 to receive priority consideration for admission to the Honors Program.  Applications may be submitted after January 15th on a rolling basis until all spaces in the program are filled.

Applications for the fall 2016 entering Honors Program class have closed. However, qualified students in their first or second year are encouraged to apply to the Program as current students (see above) after matriculating at JCU. 

Transfer Students

We are currently working on developing a transfer student application to the Honors Program. Check back soon for this; in the meantime, if you are a transfer student from another college or university and wish to explore admission to the Honors Program, please contact Dr. Jones directly at (This is only for transfer students who are 1 year or more out of high school. If you are a high school senior or recent graduate who is attending post-secondary or summer courses at a college or university, please complete the New Student application linked above.)

Revised 11.13.2015