Honors FAQ


How do I apply As An Incoming freshman?

Students meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to apply to the program and may have the opportunity to compete for additional academic scholarships awarded through the program. 

How do I apply as a current YHC student?

Students who do not enter the YHC Honors Program as first-semester freshmen but wish to join after enrolling at the College may apply through the Honors Program Director. Students wishing to enter the Honors Program should have a cumulative YHC GPA of 3.5 or better, 2 letters of recommendation, and apply before they have completed 90 credit hours. Applications are accepted in January for the next academic year. 

Are there scholarships available for Honors Students?

Students accepted to the YHC Honors Program during their senior year of high school have the opportunity to compete for scholarships during the Honors Program’s Scholarship Day, which is held during the spring semester prior to honors students’ freshman year at YHC. Scholarships awarded include the most prestigious that the College offers, including the Pitts and Presidential Scholarships, which cover full tuition and varying amounts of room and board costs (depending on the scholarship awarded). Members of the Honors Program may compete for additional financial support to aid in research, conference travel, and study abroad. 

Why should I join?

The Honors Program is a learning community that provides students with opportunities for deeper, broader, and more complex learning at YHC.  As a member of the YHC Honors Program, you will have the opportunity to compete for scholarships, take classes reserved and designed exclusively for the program, and graduate with an Honors Degree in your major program of study. You will receive priority registration for courses, pursue special social and cultural activities and enjoy exciting travel opportunities. The Honors Program Student Advisory Council is an opportunity for student leadership within the program. 

How can I learn more?

If you would like more information on applying or about the program, please contact:

Honors Program