Freshman Honors Program

The Elmira College Freshman Honors Program is designed to provide outstanding students with a challenging, stimulating and supportive academic experience. Participants in this selective program take challenging courses taught by some of Elmira's leading professors in a seminar format, including special honors sections of College Composition and the Core Program during fall and winter terms of their freshman year.

In addition, honors program students gain special access to academic and social events including opportunities to meet with visiting artists and renowned scholars, field trips related to class material, and receptions held at the President's Home.

Students who successfully complete the program receive special recognition on their transcripts and are expected to earn a grade-point average of 3.50 or above and complete at least 12 credit hours of academic work during Fall and Winter Terms and six credit hours during Term III.

All interested high school seniors must be accepted for admission to the College and must submit an honors program application no later than February 1st for fall term admission. Students are admitted to the program based on their SAT scores, high school grades and responses on the honors program application. Admission to the program is highly competitive.

Additional information about the honors program can be obtained from:

Charles W. Lindsay, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Faculty
Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
clindsay@elmira.edu