How to Join

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).

Deadline for consideration for the Fall semester:       February 23rd

Deadline for consideration for the Spring semester:  September 30th

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

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. 

Transfer students/graduates of a Commonwealth Honors Program are encouraged to complete this information form so that they may continue their Honors experience at UMass Boston.