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

As a member of the Sokolov 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 Sokolov Honors College application.

We'll send an email confirmation once your Sokolov Honors College application has been received and processed. Applications are due February 15, 2022. 

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 Sokolov 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 transfer and current YSU students for Fall 2021 is now open. Submit yours here

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