Incoming First-Year Students

Students interested in applying to the Honors Program should first apply for admission to Clarkson University. After submitting your Clarkson University application, you will receive your username and password for your application status page, and you should see the Honors Program Application.

The Honors Program Application consists of two short essay questions, a résumé, and a third question which allows you to show and tell us something about you and your passions. Your completed application needs to be submitted by January 15th. Early applications are welcome and they will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as they are completed. 

Part 1: Submit two essays. Each must be 200-250 words. Both essay prompts must be answered. Please respond to all parts of the prompt.

  • Tell us about a time you needed help. What happened, why did it happen, and what did you do about it? What did you learn from this experience?

  • The Clarkson Honors program emphasizes interdisciplinary learning. Tell us about  a subject you love learning about that has nothing to do with your intended major. Why do you love it? What do you gain from learning about it? How has it helped you understand yourself, others, the world, and/or your intended major better

Part 2: Show and Tell. Clarkson Honors asks students to develop their passions in a Capstone project over their last two years in the program. We want to see what you’re passionate about. Please upload an example: it can be a video, another essay, a photograph or a work of art with an accompanying explanation, or something else that shows and/or tells us what you know or care deeply about right now. **If you choose to submit a video, we ask that it be no more than 3 minutes in length. If you choose to submit written material, we ask that it be between 250-400 words (with or without accompanying images).

Part 3: Résumé. Your résumé summarizes your relevant experiences 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 a section on Education. Other sections include some or all of the following: 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.

Deadlines

The final date to submit an Honors application, as well as all supplemental materials, is January 15th.

Only in exceptional cases will the Honors Program accept applications after this date. 

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

Incoming Transfer Students

Students interested in applying to the Honors Program should first apply for admission to Clarkson University. After submitting your Clarkson University application, you will receive your username and password for your application status page, and you should see the Honors Program Application.

The Honors Program Application consists of two short essay questions, a résumé, and a third question which allows you to show and tell us something about you and your passions. Your completed application needs to be submitted by May 1 for transfer admission. Early applications are welcome and they will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as they are completed. 

Part 1: Submit two essays. Each must be 200-250 words. Both essay prompts must be answered. Please respond to all parts of the prompt.

  • Tell us about a time you needed help. What happened, why did it happen, and what did you do about it? What did you learn from this experience?

  • The Clarkson Honors program emphasizes interdisciplinary learning. Tell us about  a subject you love learning about that has nothing to do with your intended major. Why do you love it? What do you gain from learning about it? How has it helped you understand yourself, others, the world, and/or your intended major better

Part 2: Show and Tell. Clarkson Honors asks students to develop their passions in a Capstone project over their last two years in the program. We want to see what you’re passionate about. Please upload an example: it can be a video, another essay, a photograph or a work of art with an accompanying explanation, or something else that shows and/or tells us what you know or care deeply about right now. **If you choose to submit a video, we ask that it be no more than 3 minutes in length. If you choose to submit written material, we ask that it be between 250-400 words (with or without accompanying images).

Part 3: Résumé. Your résumé summarizes your relevant experiences 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 a section on Education. Other sections include some or all of the following: 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.

Deadlines

Transfer applications to the Honors Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 1. 

Only in exceptional cases will the Honors Program accept applications after this date. 

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

Current Clarkson School Students (Fast Track)

The Honors Program Application consists of two short essay questions, a résumé, and a third question which allows you to show and tell us something about you and your passions. Your completed application needs to be submitted by December 15 for Fast-Track admission. Early applications are welcome and they will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as they are completed. Send your application materials to honors@clarkson.edu.

Part 1: Submit two essays. Each must be 200-250 words. Both essay prompts must be answered. Please respond to all parts of the prompt.

  • Tell us about a time you needed help. What happened, why did it happen, and what did you do about it? What did you learn from this experience?

  • The Clarkson Honors program emphasizes interdisciplinary learning. Tell us about  a subject you love learning about that has nothing to do with your intended major. Why do you love it? What do you gain from learning about it? How has it helped you understand yourself, others, the world, and/or your intended major better

Part 2: Show and Tell. Clarkson Honors asks students to develop their passions in a Capstone project over their last two years in the program. We want to see what you’re passionate about. Please upload an example: it can be a video, another essay, a photograph or a work of art with an accompanying explanation, or something else that shows and/or tells us what you know or care deeply about right now. **If you choose to submit a video, we ask that it be no more than 3 minutes in length. If you choose to submit written material, we ask that it be between 250-400 words (with or without accompanying images). If you choose to do a video, please include a link to your video in the email with your application materials.

Part 3: Résumé. Your résumé summarizes your relevant experiences 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 a section on Education. Other sections include some or all of the following: 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.

Deadlines

Fast-Track applications to the Honors Program will be reviewed after December 15. Students will be informed of decision prior to the beginning of the Spring semester.

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

Current Clarkson Students (Self Nomination)

If you are a current Clarkson University student with a 3.25 GPA and at least two years left as an undergraduate, you can apply to join our program. The application opens on an annual basis on June 1st and requires a resume and two short essays. The application is currently closed. Please revisit this page in late Spring 2022 for updates.