How to Apply
Selection Process for the Honors Program and Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships
All Honors Program candidates will be evaluated for Iona College’s most prestigious scholarships. The Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships are awarded on a highly-competitive basis upon a thorough review of a student's academic record, GPA, rigor of coursework and Honors Program application materials. Not all Honors Program students will receive Presidential or Dean’s Scholarships. For students entering Fall 2019, these awards will vary in amount up to the maximum of full tuition.
The Presidential and Deans' Scholarships are awarded based on a student's GPA, SAT combined score, and their application essay to the Iona College Honors Program. Recipients of these scholarships typically have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and a combined SAT score above 1260.
Honors Program Preferred Criteria
Preferred minimum high school grade point average of 3.5
Preferred minimum combined SAT score of 1260 (Math/ERWS) or ACT score of 26
Honors Program Application Process and Timeline
All Honors Program applicants must complete Iona College’s standard admissions process along with the following:
Honors Essay: The Honors Program brings together intellectually curious students and asks them to think about some of the world’s most powerful ideas in science, philosophy, literature, history, theology and politics – ideas that, while they may defy easy understanding, have nevertheless helped to shape our perceptions of the world and our place in it. Write an essay (750-1,000 words) in which you describe the most powerful idea to which you have been introduced in high school. Your essay should explain what is powerful about this idea in your mind, and why this encounter was significant to you.
Letter of Recommendation: Written by a teacher, who should provide insight on his/her experience with the you in a classroom setting, but also address why he/she thinks that you would be a good fit for the Iona College Honors Program.
Resume: Outlining work, volunteer participation, extracurricular school activities and involvement.
*All Honors Program required materials must be submitted separately from the Iona College general admission requirements.
December 1, which coincides with the Early Action deadline (non-binding)
February 15, which coincides with the regular application deadline
Please submit all Honors materials to Melissa Gariola, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Liaison for the Honors Program, at email@example.com
with "Honors Program Materials" in the subject line.
Contact Melissa Gariola at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 633-2361.