Application and Requirements



Minimum criteria: 27 ACT (combined SAT of 1210) and 3.5 core GPA.*

Requirements: standardized test scores, high school transcripts, résumé, recommendations, and essays.

Curriculum: 4-year, including Honors Foundations and Honors Keystone

Application Deadline for Fall: January 5

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Freshman Application FAQs


Rising Juniors

Minimum criteria: 3.25 GPA on 40 undergraduate credit hours. 

Requirements: a transcript, résumé, writing sample, and letter of recommendation.

Curriculum: 2-year, including Honors Keystone

Application deadline for Fall: February 1 (housing)  |  May 1          Spring/Summer: November 15 (extension)

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Rising Junior Application FAQs


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