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Selection Process for the Honors Program and Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships

Honors Program Minimum Academic Criteria

  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.5
  • 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.

Deadlines

  • December 1, which coincides with the Early Action deadline (non-binding)
  • February 15, which coincides with the regular application deadline
*All Honors Program required materials must be submitted separately from the Iona College general admission requirements.

Please submit all Honors materials to Melissa Gariola, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Liaison for the Honors Program, at mgariola@iona.edu with "Honors Program Materials" in the subject line.
 

Questions?

Contact Melissa Gariola at mgariola@iona.edu or (914) 633-2361.