Your résumé summarizes your relevant achievements to date. Heading should include personal information (including your contact information, mailing address, email address, and a phone number where you can be reached), and you must have sections on Education, Honors and Awards, Co-curricular Activities (school activities), Extra-curricular Activities (outside of school), Work and Volunteer Experience, and Other Activities (e.g. hobbies, interests and travel). A sample is provided for your reference.


Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and select candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews will be virtual. Candidates who are selected to interview will be notified by the Honors Program with instructions for setting up their virtual interview.

Interviews are with a faculty/staff member and a current Honors student. The interview will last about 30 minutes.

In the interview we will cover the following topics with you:

  • Your recent high school experience
  • How you have learned from a personal experience or challenge you have faced
  • Your personal qualities and values
  • Your interests and activities
  • Your future plans and goals
  • Your passions and mission
  • Current events
  • Your interest in Clarkson University
  • Your reasons for applying to the Honors Program

The interview is a chance for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us.


The priority deadline for Honors is January 15. The final date to submit an Honors application, as well as all supplemental materials, is February 1st.

The deadline for transfer admission applications is March 31.

Only in exceptional cases will the Honors Program accept applications after these dates. 

If you have any questions please contact the Honors Program office: phone: 315-268-2290/2320; fax: 315-268-2344; email: honors@clarkson.edu

Equal Opportunity Policy

Clarkson University does not discriminate on the bases of race, gender, color, creed, religion, nation origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status in provision of educational opportunity or employment opportunities.