Information for New Students

What is required?

Required Courses: 4 courses of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, 2 Foreign Languages, and 1 Art.

Admissions Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.35, completion of the Regents’ High School Core 4 Curriculum, no more than one developmental course, either a minimum high school GPA of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale OR ACT composite score of 20 or greater(SAT combined mathematics and critical reading score of 940)

Honors College Scholarship

Requirements: Excellent high school record, college preparatory background, 3.4 out of 4.0 GPA, composite score of 27 on ACT or combined reading and math score of 1210 on the SAT, written essay and interview with Honors College Admissions Committee, 3 letters of recommendation from principal, teachers, or guidance counselors, and acceptance by the University for enrollment.

Privileges: Students who enter the program receive four-year academic scholarships covering the cost of tuition, partial room and board, and $1,200 annually for books. Other opportunities for students include priority registration and individualized academic counseling; small class size with discussion-style format; and increased personal attention from professors. The program is supplemented by special honors events (seminars, field trips, and conferences), cultural opportunities, and social activities. Honors courses have a special designation on University transcripts, and special recognition will be given to Honors College graduates at commencement and on diplomas. The Honors College Scholarship currently provides (per semester): Tuition and mandatory fees not funded by TOPS, $1015 (maximum) allotment toward campus residence hall, $900 resident meal plan or $500 commuter meal plan, $500 book allowance, and Campus job (upon request).


AP Credit Policy: Per review

Transfer Credit Policy: Per review


Application: Late fee of $20

One Year of Tuition: $10902

One Year of Fees: $1120

Books: $1200

On-campus Housing: $5260

Contact Information

Admissions Office: call 475-5504, fax 475-5151

Scholarship Office: call 475-5140

Application(Scott Goins): call (337)475-5456, email

Housing Office: call 886-940-0788, fax 337-562-6504

Campus Visit: call 337-475-5504