Apply to the Honors Program

Each year, Benedictine College admits 24 exceptional students to enroll in the Honors Program. These Honors Scholars participate in a challenging curriculum that academically distinguishes them from their peers.

Eligibility Requirements

The Honors Program invites the following groups of admitted students to apply:

  1. STANDARD: Students who demonstrate a minimum high school GPA of a 3.75 and minimum 29 ACT, 1330 SAT, or 89 CLT.
  2. TEST-OPTIONAL: Test-optional applicants who submit a high school transcript showing a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.
  3. SLIDING SCALE: Students whose individual combination of GPA and test score merits eligibility consideration based on a sliding scale.

Application Process

Write and submit (using the form below) an essay on each of the following questions:

  • Tell us about a piece of literature that you enjoy and believe is important. (750 word max)
  • What academic interest makes you come alive and how have you pursued it up to this point? (750 word max)

Apply to the Honors Program

Questions may be directed to Will Burenheide, Associate Director of Admission.

Admission and Financial Award

  1. Consideration is given to students who submit applications by December 15, 2022. Admission decisions will be made by January 15, 2023.
  2. Honors Students will receive a one-time $2,000 financial award available after freshman year.