Admission Requirements

The Honors Program at SVSU admits those students who can successfully complete the program in a timely manner. The Program has admitted Freshmen, transfer students, and continuing students. The process for admission to Honors is listed below. 

Basic Honors eligibility:

  • Have a 3.7 or higher GPA and at least a 28 composite ACT score

OR

  • Rank 1st or 2nd in their graduating class and have at least a 24 composite ACT

Application requirements:

  • Fill out and print an Honors Program Application (928kB).
  • A confidential letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your high school or dual enrollment institution.
  • An initial interview with the Chair of Honors or an Honors Committee member on specially designated days.
  • An essay of 1000 words explaining how an Honors experience will help you to achieve your life goals.
  • For full consideration all application materials must be received no later than two weeks following your interview day.  Interview days are scheduled by the office of Admissions admissions@svsu.edu.

Transfer students with honors course credit may transfer up to three honors credits to the program with approval of the chair.

 

Send to:
Dr. Rich, Honors Program Chair
Saginaw Valley State University
Science East 164
University Center, MI 48710

To learn more about the Honors Program, please contact Dr. Rich at 989-964-4317 or rich@svsu.edu.