Honors FAQ


How do I apply As An Incoming freshman?

Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA and 1200 SAT or 24 ACT are invited to apply to the program via the online application. Applicants to the Honors Program will come to campus for Scholars Day to be considered for membership and to compete for additional academic scholarships. This year, Scholars Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Applications received after April 5 will not be considered for the following academic year.

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 web application. Students wishing to enter the Honors Program should have a cumulative YHC GPA of 3.5 or better, name 3 references from YHC faculty and staff, and apply before they have completed 90 credit hours. Up to 15 current students may be accepted to join the Honors Program each academic year.

Are there scholarships available for Honors Students?

Incoming students accepted to the YHC Honors Program in January have the opportunity to compete for additional academic scholarships during the annual Scholars Day. Scholars Day 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 Presidential Scholarships, which cover full tuition. Active 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 Honors Distinction 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 send an email to honors@yhc.edu. For a copy of the Honors Program application, contact your admissions counselor.

Honors Program


Honors Program