How to Join
The prestigious Honors College at UMass Boston welcomes first-year, currently enrolled, and transfer students who excel academically, thrive on intellectual challenge, and seek to explore the world in unfamiliar ways.
The Honors College at UMass Boston welcomes first-year, current, and transfer students who aspire academically, thrive on intellectual challenge, and are eager to study complex local and global issues. We invite applications from any student with a minimum GPA of 3.4 at their most recent school (high school or college).
Those who qualify for the Honors College enjoy:
- Interdisciplinary courses that span the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences—designed by faculty just for honors students
- Small class sizes that foster deep discussions and individual attention
- Development of research skills through senior theses and projects
- Connections to internships, major fellowships, and scholarships
Application deadlines are as follows:
February 23rd for consideration for the Fall semester.
September 30th for consideration for the Spring semester.
High School Students
If you received an invitation to join the Honors College with your UMass Boston acceptance letter, your invitation will include instructions on how to confirm your seat in the Honors College. There is no separate application process.
If you did not receive an invitation to join the Honors College with your UMass Boston acceptance letter, we strongly encourage you to apply directly if you have a 3.4 GPA or greater from your current high school.
Currently Enrolled Students
Current UMass Boston students with a 3.4 or greater GPA are encouraged to apply directly anytime up to and including their junior year.
Transfer students with a 3.4 or greater GPA from their most recent institution are encouraged to apply directly to the Honors College after they have received their UMass Boston acceptance letter.