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:

  • 24 credit hours of honors-level courses by the time of graduation.
  • 60 hours of community service annually.
  • Campus engagement requirements.

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 2021 entrance.

Minimum qualifications for membership and possible scholarships include:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.5.
  • ACT score of at least 26, or an SAT score of at least 1240.

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 has been extended to March 1, 2021. Any applications received after this date may still be considered for membership, but scholarship awards may no longer be available.

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.

The application for current YSU students for Fall 2020 admittance is now closed. The application for Fall 2021 will open in May 2021.

Transfer students who are interested in joining honors Spring 2021 should email to express their interest.