How to Join

Electronic Application Instructions

Important: If you are filling out the application electronically on an Apple computer, when saving the PDF, please select File -> Print -> Save as PDF in the bottom left hand window of the print screen. The fields do not save properly if you save the document traditionally and you will be asked to refill the application.

The Honors College is open to first-year, transfer, and current students from all of UMass Boston's undergraduate colleges. Honors College students are distinguished by their willingness to undertake a challenging curriculum that spans the arts and sciences. They are ambitious, intellectually curious, and often socially committed. At the same time, they are a highly diverse group, reflecting to a significant degree the university's student body as a whole. Applicants with divergent qualifications or background are encouraged to seek a preliminary consultation with the college.

Honors College Benefits

Honors students benefit from specially arranged, small, interdisciplinary classes led by committed instructors who are often teaching in the fields of their own research. In addition, students develop research skills through the Junior Colloquium and senior project and experience a curriculum that values engagement beyond the classroom

Application Process for Prospective Incoming First-Year Students

If you are a current high school student and you received an invitation to join the Honors College with your UMB acceptance packet, your invitation will include instructions on how to confirm your seat within the Honors College.

If you are a current high school student and you did not receive an invitation to join the Honors College with your UMB acceptance packet, we strongly encourage you to write to us to express your interest: honors.ambassadors@umb.edu An Honors Community Ambassador will respond to you with information on how to apply.

Application Process for Currently Enrolled UMass Boston Students Seeking to Join the Honors College in Fall 2020

  •  Please submit your completed Honors College application and accompanying materials to honors.ambassadors@umb.edu
  •  For consideration for Fall 2020, Applications must be submitted on or before 07/01/2020.
  •  Applications received on or after 7/2/2020 will be considered for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Honors College Dean or an Honors College staff member prior to the semester you applied for.

Application Process for Transfer Students Newly Accepted to UMass Boston 

  • After receiving a UMass Boston acceptance letter, please submit your completed Honors College application and accompanying materials to honors.ambassadors@umb.edu
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Honors College Dean or an Honors College staff member prior to the semester they applied for.
  • Transfer students or graduates from a Commonwealth Honors Program are especially encouraged to contact Dean Rajini Srikanth (Rajini.Srikanth@umb.edu) to discuss continuing their honors experience at UMass Boston.

 

Transfer students are encouraged to contact dean of the Honors College, Rajini Srikanth, to discuss your Honors College candidacy. Transfer students or graduates from a Commonwealth Honors Program are especially encouraged to contact Rajini to discuss continuing their honors experience at UMass Boston.