Below are two applications, along with minimum qualifications, for high school students and YSU/transfer students who would like to become members of the Honors College at Youngstown State University.

As a member of the Honors College, students must complete:

  • 25 credit hours of honors-level courses by the time of graduation.
  • 60 hours of community service annually.
  • Campus engagement requirements that vary based on class.

These requirements are outlined in detail in acceptance letters, during orientation sessions, in the student handbook, and in the Intro to Honors seminar that all freshman honors students must take.

High School Students

We are now accepting applications for fall 2018 entrance.

Applying to the YSU Honors College helps us determine your eligibility for entrance into the program and also for scholarship awards. You qualify to apply if you have:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.5.
  • ACT score of at least 26, or a score of at least 1260 on the new SAT (or a combined score of 1760 on the old SAT).

You must first apply to YSU and receive your Banner ID number before completing the Honors College application.

We'll send an email confirmation once your Honors College application has been received and processed. Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

Please note: We recommend using the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Internet browser to complete this application.

Application for High School Students

Current and Transfer Students

If you're a current YSU student, you can apply for admission into the Honors College if you have:

  • At least 12 credit hours of college-level study.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.4. 

Transfer students must have:

  • At least 15 hours of college-level study accepted for credit at YSU.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.

Application for Current / Transfer Students