Admissions and Online Application


The Honors College evaluates each application holistically and strives to recruit Rutgers University – Newark students from diverse backgrounds and majors. Any student enrolled in any major may join our College. Incoming, current, and transfer students are encouraged to apply. All freshman and transfer applicants must also apply to Rutgers University for admission in order to join the Honors College.


This admission application is open on a rolling-basis each calendar year, with admittance to the College in the Fall term.  


Minimum Eligibility Requirements:


  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA 
  • Top 15% of Class (High School)
  • High School College Preparatory Classes (AP, IB or College Prep)
  • Demonstration of Extracurricular Activities - Academic, Community or Organization-Based
  • Ability to Complete all Program Curriculum and Requirements in 4 years (3 years for Transfer or Current Students)


As of January 2017 our office no longer requires paper or e-mailed applications. Students may now file an application through our online form.